So, the Powers That Be at Apple have rejected a number of apps for the iPhone that rely on Google Voice — including one from Google itself — and now the FCC wants to know what’s up. Yet it was just a couple of months ago that the Federal Trade Commission wanted to know whether Apple and Google were getting too snuggly with each other. What are the chances that the rejection of a few Google apps is a way for Apple and Google to get the spotlight off their relationship? If they can convince the FTC that, as the old saying goes, it’s not what it looks like, then they’re going to be better prepared to deal with anything that the new Microsoft/Yahoo partnership might throw their way. Not that I’m cynical.
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