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Google brings faster WiFi to 7,000 Starbucks locations

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by 12 months ago
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Starbucks is often viewed as a great place to drop in, have a pick-me-up, and use free WiFi. If that’s your M.O., Google has made life a little bit better for you. Starting in August, Google will team up with Starbucks to bring faster WiFi speeds to all 7,000 company operated locations throughout the US.

State of the mobile industry

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by 1 year ago
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We are in the golden era of mobile technology, and the industry isn’t resting on its laurels. While Apple may have started this industry on a new path, its reign at the top may soon be over.

Samsung partners with Instabridge to make sharing your WiFi incredibly easy

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by 1 year ago
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Instabridge is a Swedish company that’s invented something so simple, and so awesome, that you’ve got to wonder what took this industry so long! Here’s how it works: You install the Instabridge application on your smartphone, connect it to your Facebook account, and now pretty much anyone you’re friends with can join your WiFi network without having to enter that crazy long alphanumeric password you can’t remember.

Motorola wants a cut of Microsoft’s Surface profits

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by 1 year ago
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The legal battle between Microsoft and Motorola just had some gasoline added to it after Motorola requested Microsoft give them a share of their new Surface’s profits. Today, in the opening salvo of Motorola’s suit against Microsoft, the phone maker’s lawyers brought up the Microsoft Surface and claimed that the device’s Wi-Fi technology infringes Motorola’s patents.

Google, Microsoft to offer nationwide WiFi service in the UK through broadcast whitespaces?

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by 1 year ago
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While mobile data speeds are getting faster and faster, many users will still prefer to connect through WiFi networks, especially if the underlying infrastructure has a better quality and speed than the usual 3G or 4G connection. Companies like Google and Microsoft are vying for access to unused spectrum in some regions, in order to offer wide-area WiFi access to users.