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Facebook experiments with free Wi-Fi, for a price

Mar 7, 2013
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

Get ready to stream: more Wi-Fi coming your way

Feb 20, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission votes to set aside more of the wireless spectrum for Wi-Fi.
Posted In: wifi, wi-fi, wireless, Internet

FCC Wi-Fi plan: What does free really mean?

Feb 7, 2013
Federal regulators may want Wi-Fi Internet connections to get more widespread and powerful, but the government is not giving the service away for free.
Posted In: wifi, fcc, Internet, spectrum

America: Land of the free...Internet?

Feb 5, 2013
Some American cities tried this and ran up against a buzz saw of opposition from companies that sell Internet service.
Posted In: fcc, Internet, Tech, wifi

Diet plans go high tech

Jan 18, 2013
High-tech home health care devices is a huge market right now. What are the latest gadgets and devices you should be aware of?
Posted In: Tech, wifi, devices, health care

The future of driveless cars at CES, Google to provide Wi-Fi to Manhattan neighborhood

Jan 9, 2013
Amid the tablets and the smartphones at CES, Toyota is showing off a robot car, called the Lexus LS460. In New York's Chelsea neighborhood, they turned an old elevated rail line into a public park. Now that part of town is getting another amenity with no admission charge: Free Wi-Fi courtesy of Google.
Posted In: CES, Toyota, driverless cars, Google, wifi, New York City

FreedomPop launches free WiFi beta, and "transient electronics"

Oct 1, 2012
A new service called FreedomPop hopes to go up against AT&T and Verizon, and a new kind of dissolve-able circuit that could change the field of medicine.
Posted In: Tech, wifi, electronics, medicine

At Lulu's: No Wi-Fi for you!

May 18, 2012
Lulu DeCarrone was tired of laptoppers turning her New Haven coffee shop into a silent crypt, so she cut them off. And business has never been better.
Posted In: coffee, wifi, Small Business, technology

'Homeless Hotspots' program sparks debate

Mar 12, 2012
A controversial new experiment at South by Southwest puts Wi-Fi units in the hands of the homeless. Accused of condescension and exploitation, "Homeless Hotspots" creators hope the debate will encourage entrepreneurship and visibility.
Posted In: homeless hotspots, South by Southwest, wifi, wireless

Why the FCC halted LightSquared's wireless network plan

Feb 15, 2012
Federal officials have nixed a plan by broadband company LightSquared to build a national wireless network. Politico's Eliza Krigman explains why and discusses what happens next.
Posted In: lightsquared, wireless, wifi, gps, broadband, national broadband initiative

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