Mobile broadband fails miserably to live up to consumer expectations — UK broadband review site Broadband Genie reports that only one in 10 mobile broadband users are satisfied with the speed of their mobile broadband. And that’s when it’s reachable.
Google Voice may get ringback ads — UnwiredView has the patent drawing for Google Voice’s advertising system. Google wants to play ads while you’re waiting for the other party to answer. No doubt there’ll be an opt-out system for those of us who don’t want to have our trains of thought derailed by an audio ad designed to be as punchy as possible.
Yahoo and Microsoft finally striking a deal –Yahoo’s ads will be served by Microsoft, except for special premium ads that may be placed by Yahoo. Kara Swisher triumphantly reports that she told you so, and explains the whole thing. Hitwise analyst Bill Tancer prints the stats on the efficiencies of Bing and Yahoo ad sales.
TechCrunch editor Mike Arrington draws more flames for publishing leaked Twitter documents — Gawker has a roundup of the virtual spitballs aimed at Arrington. Jeepers, people, he got Twitter’s reluctant approval, and Twitter meeting notes have been far and away the best entertainment on the Net this week.
Bing homepage photos continue to stop us from working — Really, who picks these photos? Drop us a line and we’ll send you fan mail.