27 November 2006
One of Google's senior executives has criticized mobile phone operators for trying to prevent their users from accessing Internet applications.
Chris Sacca, head of special initiatives at Google, revealed on Monday that operators have lobbied the search giant, asking it to stop people accessing Google Mobile Maps.
Google Mobile Maps gives access to interactive maps and satellite images, and also includes search results and details about local businesses. It also provides detailed directions to a location picked by the user.