Google's Wireless Auction Play

Its apparent withdrawal from the wireless auction leaves the coveted C block to Verizon and AT&T. They could all prove to be winners

Think of Google as Garry Kasparov facing Bobby Fischer. Exposing its queen, the Web search giant bids $4.7 billion in a government auction of new wireless spectrum. Google's opponent, most likely Verizon or AT&T, pounces on the queen, raising the bid to corner Google's king.

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