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Is Google about to stab net neutrality right in the back?

The Information has a new report out detailing how Google plans to make mobile data in emerging markets cheaper for consumers by picking up the data consumption tab for things like app updates… but only for its own apps and the apps of special partners. […] Let’s be real here: Google is essentially trying to create the same kind of “sponsored data” program that net neutrality advocates ripped AT&T for trying to start here in the U.S. While consumers in these markets will undoubtedly be happy to get some of their mobile data paid off by Google and other app developers, the damage that this program does to fair competition in online commerce could be severe. – Brad Reed, BGR
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