SPOTLIGHT: Verizon Wireless pledges open access


Verizon Wireless announced today it will offer access from any device to any application by the end of next year, marking the end of the company's "walled garden" approach to mobile devices and apps. After Sprint, Verizon is the second major wireless carrier to make this pledge. Google and others have fought for open access, and while plenty of walled gardens still exist, Verizon's move could prove pivotal on an industry-wide scale.

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