There is an ongoing investigation into the practices of Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere by the European Commission, looking into a proposed joint-venture to accelerate the rollout of mobile payments and advertising. As many are no doubt aware, those are two markets that Google is desperately looking to enter, with its existing advertising division, and the recently released Google Wallet. Now, as the investigation will slow down the rollout of the joint-venture, this will give Google the perfect opportunity to accelerate its own plans for the market.

[Source: Telegraph]