Marketplace Tech for Thursday, March 7, 2013

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New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot began in the city's startup world and rose to prominence quickly. Now, she's a member of Mayor Bloomberg's administration who is advocating for more private-public collaboration in making New York a tech mecca that rivals Silicon Valley. Marketplace Tech explores Haot's latest efforts, including finding strong ideas for reinventing the city's 11,000 payphones, drawing more talent to the city as well as growing it at home. 

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Facebook experiments with free Wi-Fi, for a price

The social network has started offering free Internet in a few places. The catch? It makes it easier for advertisers to find you.
Posted In: Facebook, ads, Tech, Internet, wifi
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Rachel Haot: New York City's digital commander-in-chief

New York City's Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot, began in the city's startup world and rose to prominence quickly. Now, as member of Mayor Bloomberg's administration, she advocates for more private-public collaboration to make the city a tech mecca that rivals Silicon Valley.
Posted In: New York City, Michael Bloomberg, Tech, Internet
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How to bring high-speed Internet to America

ERF Wireless uses radio waves hopscotched over short to medium distances to bring high-speed wireless Internet to places that wires or fiber optic cables can’t reach.
Posted In: internet access, Internet, wireless, radio

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