December 5, 2012
Karma: More Data You Share, the More You Get
Kevin Fitchard, Bloomberg Businessweek
Starting today, Karma is asking consumers to engage in a unique social experiment. This new data-only mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) wants you to open your mobile broadband connection to all comers, turning your private 4G wireless modem into a public hotspot anyone can log onto. It sounds crazy, but there are rewards for your altruism: The more data you share, the more you receive.
“There is an incentive for good behavior, which is why we’re called Karma,” says co-founder Robert Gaal.
TAGGED: Smartphones, Data