links for 2008-12-09

  • A peculiar but engaging General Motors video of designs for the future (that never arrives). The video is led by a ballerina – who dances her way through a variety of futuristic scenarios, punctuated with futuristic cars.
  • "It is the second great airwave auction: one that will usher in a new generation of souped-up mobile phones, super-speed broadband and high-definition TV channels, raising billions of pounds for the Treasury in the process. Or so it is hoped… Ofcom is confident it will entice some of the world's biggest technology companies, including Microsoft and Google, to launch ambitious new products in Britain. Google has big plans for its mobile phone, and industry sources confirm it is considering a bid for the new spectrum, which would overnight turn it into a major competitor to Vodafone and O2."
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