Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - Reasons Why Google Shouldn't Buy Sprint

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-11-16
 
 
 

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint

Reasons Why Google Should Buy Sprint

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 1. Makes a Wireless Statement

Bidding for Sprint would solidify Google's intentions to compete in the wireless market.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 1. Makes a Wireless Statement

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 2. One-Ups the iPhone

Google would be able to self-support a Google Phone and any social networking services it chose to run on it.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 2. One-Ups the iPhone

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 3. Because Google Rules

As it has on the desktop, Google could carve out its own mobile Internet ad destiny, making the iPhone look like a modest success in comparison.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 3. Because Google Rules

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 4. Puts Carriers on Watch

Google would spice up a stagnant, old-line telco market, making Verizon and AT&T think twice before they move.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 4. Puts Carriers on Watch

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 5. Sprint, Spectrum Buy is a Win-Win

Google buys Sprint and 700MHz wireless spectrum and stuns all in three years by becoming the No. 1 carrier after consumers and enterprises flock to gorgeous mobile phones and impeccable networks.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 5. Sprint, Spectrum Buy is a Win-Win

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - Reasons Why Google Shouldn't Buy Sprint

Reasons Why Google Shouldn't Buy Sprint

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - Reasons Why Google Shouldn't Buy Sprint

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 1. Never Mess With a Good Thing

Google and Sprint already enjoy a healthy relationship, working together on WiMax and the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). They don't need to merge.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 1. Never Mess With a Good Thing

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 2. It's the Culture, Stupid!

Sprint's inability to make the Clearwire deal work may mean it can't play nice with others. Does Google want that mess on its hands?

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 2. It's the Culture, Stupid!

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 3. Bad Example

Google buys Sprint, and then what happens to the OHA? It blows up, is what happens. Who wants to work together in the OHA when leader Google opens up a new conflict-of-interest avenue?

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 3.  Bad Example

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 4. Because Size Does Matter

YouTube and DoubleClick are nothing compared with Sprint. Google hasn't proven it has the chops to consume large companies. At a $45 billion market cap, Sprint could get stuck in Google's carnivorous craw.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 4. Because Size Does Matter

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 5. Greed is Not Always Good

Pundits everywhere are waiting for Google to make that one false move that will symbolize the accrual of arrogance. This could be it.

Reasons Why Google Should/Shouldn't Buy Sprint - 5. Greed is Not Always Good

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