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Wi-Fi in the sky may get a speed boost thanks to the FCC

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Stuttery YouTube videos begone! Frequent fliers may eventually get a reprieve from subpar in-flight Wi-Fi, if the government allocates more wireless spectrum for airplane-friendly services like Gogo. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed auctioning off the rights to an additional 500 MHz of spectrum for ground-to-air wireless services. More...
Wi-Fi in the sky may get a speed boost thanks to the FCC
Gogo's faster in-flight internet is here: evolution, not revolution

T-Shirts & Apparel : Oceanic Airlines Safety Information Card Shirt

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T-Shirts & Apparel : Oceanic Airlines Safety Information Card Shirt

FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi

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The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order today that updated regulatory requirements needed to provide broadband services on aircraft. In short, the commission has designated Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft -- the broadband modules placed on the exterior of aircraft -- as a licensed application and established a...
FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi
A Disappointed Online Shopper Invented A Better Way To Find Coupon Codes That Work

Hubskip finds the cheapest price for your flights and gives you money if it drops even lower

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Hubskip, a big data startup from Amsterdam — the home city of The Next Web — has launched its unique price-saving travel booking service in beta today at the Microsoft Bizspark Startup Rally at TNW Europe. While the service is open for use, it is currently restricted to search, but bookings will...
Hubskip finds the cheapest price for your flights and gives you money if it drops even lower

Wi-Fi Above 10,000 Feet: Which Airlines Provide Best Connection?

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Once upon a time, air travel was just about the only time I could escape the Internet. Now with in-flight Wi-Fi becoming more pervasive, even air travel has become a time to check Twitter, respond to emails and keep up with Arsenal's latest loss. I nearly always fly Delta, which...
Wi-Fi Above 10,000 Feet: Which Airlines Provide Best Connection?

Boeing's Dreamliner struggles despite tech superiority

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Many airlines are impatient for the next-gen, fuel-efficient plane. Today, Boeing replaced the Dreamliner's leader with the head of the highly successful 777 program. [Read more]...
Boeing's Dreamliner struggles despite tech superiority

Yes! Let all other airlines follow suit!! RT @gregorycurley: Korean Air launches sexy iPhone app: http://bit.ly/a7a6Qh.

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Yes! Let all other airlines follow suit!! RT @gregorycurley: Korean Air launches sexy iPhone app: http://bit.ly/a7a6Qh.

Airlines fill seats with holiday, summer travelers [Roger Yu, USA Today - 5/16/10]

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Airlines fill seats with holiday, summer travelers [Roger Yu, USA Today - 5/16/10]

F.A.A. approves Boeing certification plan to test 787 battery fixes

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The Federal Aviation Administration today approved Boeing’s certification plan to test the 787 Dreamliner’s battery system. Late last month, Boeing presented proposed changes to the FAA and several outlets reported that the FAA was to start flight testing as early as last week. But the FAA denied those reports, calling them “completely...
F.A.A. approves Boeing certification plan to test 787 battery fixes

Turn Off Electronic Devices, or Else

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Refusal to switch off electronic devices is the No. 1 spark for confrontation and unruly behavior on airlines now, flight attendants say....
Turn Off Electronic Devices, or Else

Wi-Fi in flight has yet to soar

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Launched four years ago, the use of Wi-Fi on U.S. airlines has yet to catch on, with estimates that the wireless technology is still used by only 7% of the flying public....
Wi-Fi in flight has yet to soar

Internet Service on Planes: FCC to Consider Using Satellite Airwaves

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In-flight Internet speeds could rival those on the ground under a proposal expected to move forward on Thursday. U.S. airlines have been rolling out Internet service on flights for several years. But the service, which typically uses Earth-based antennas, is often too slow for today’s data-guzzling Web apps. Read the...
Internet Service on Planes: FCC to Consider Using Satellite Airwaves

Airbus Electronic Flight Bag apps save iPad savvy pilots time and paper

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For a while now, iPads have been used to replace paper in a pilot's daily duties. Airbus is also looking to further the cause with its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications for the Apple slate. Pretty soon, airlines will have an alternative to existing EFB tech that runs PC...
Airbus Electronic Flight Bag apps save iPad savvy pilots time and paper

Will the Feds ever relax the rules on using phones in flight?

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Hop on an Emirates flight in Dubai and get up to cruising altitude. You realize you forgot to tell your assistant to make some crucial plans when you arrive at your destination. No problem: Just take out your cell phone and make a quick phone call. Say what? Emirates...
Will the Feds ever relax the rules on using phones in flight?

Expedia expands mobile app to include 200-plus airlines, 140,000 hotels

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While it was Priceline making headlines last week with its acquisition of Kayak, Bellevue-based Expedia has gone behind the scenes and revamped its mobile app to include flights and mobile-only travel deals for hotels. Launching today, the update is available on both iPhone and Android devices. The team at...
Expedia expands mobile app to include 200-plus airlines, 140,000 hotels

Buying a 747 or 787 Dreamliner? You'll get it here

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Boeing has broken ground on its Everett Delivery Center, a modern center where airlines picking up their brand-new jumbo jets can come for the hand off of their new plane. [Read more]...
Buying a 747 or 787 Dreamliner? You'll get it here
MVNO Voyager Mobile launching with no-contract plans starting at $19

Will Ferrell and Wired Tour the Future That Never Was

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Wired recruited Will Ferrell to help them remember some technologies that were long promised but never delivered. Among Wired's most lamented: supersonic airlines and roboservents. Among Will's: A birthday cake with a burrito inside. Read, and laugh, at [Wired] More »...
Will Ferrell and Wired Tour the Future That Never Was

Once More With Feeling: Paid Software Doesn't Mean A Company Treats You Any Better Than Free Software

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A few months back, we wrote a post about how there was this idea gaining steam that somehow a fee-based service (such as a fee-based Twitter clone) would likely result in better service for users than a free one, in which revenue was paid by other third parties (advertisers and...
Once More With Feeling: Paid Software Doesn't Mean A Company Treats You Any Better Than Free Software

FCC adopts new licensing rules for in-flight Internet service

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New rules designed to speed deployment of Internet services by airlines on aircraft. [Read more]...
FCC adopts new licensing rules for in-flight Internet service

Rep. Jackie Speier Puts Forth Bill To Extend TSA To Mass Transit

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Well this is very disappointing. My own Congressional Representative, has put forth a bill, HR 3140 to expand TSA info sharing capabilities to mass transit. Because that's just what we need. Even worse, in speaking about it, Speier doesn't seem to even recognize that there's a problem with the TSA...
Rep. Jackie Speier Puts Forth Bill To Extend TSA To Mass Transit

After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines

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I don’t travel by air that often, but I fly enough that I’ve managed to build up quite the collection of airline apps on my phone. Every time I find myself trying to remember my Delta or United password to download my boarding pass, I can’t help wondering why someone...
After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines

Cisco Enhances Its Collaboration Tools

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Cisco this week announced new enhancements to a variety of its collaboration tools including Webex and Jabber. First up, Jabber now has iPad and Windows clients in addition to its existing ones on other tablets. Jabber users can now communicate via a wide range of devices as well as connect...
Cisco Enhances Its Collaboration Tools

Travelocity - The Land Down Under for Less: Fly Round-Trip from $678 on VAustralia Airlines

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Travelocity - The Land Down Under for Less: Fly Round-Trip from $678 on VAustralia Airlines

10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

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Recently FoundersCard, a subscription service that provides entrepreneurial-minded folks with targeted benefits and networking meetups at select events, has crossed the 10,000 subscriber mark. The company, in addition to reaching that milestone and perhaps because of it, is raising its annual price from $495, to $595. The company called the price...
10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

Teaching the F.A.A. That Dogs Don't Buckle Up

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The Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to study the safety of portable electronics usage on planes during takeoff and landing. Allowing reading devices during those times is gaining the support of the devices makers, airlines and others....
Teaching the F.A.A. That Dogs Don't Buckle Up

Do airlines favor socially optimal flight resumption times? http://goo.gl/zxIZ

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Do airlines favor socially optimal flight resumption times? http://goo.gl/zxIZ

ZocDoc launches check-in service to reduce time spent filling out mundane medical forms

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ZocDoc, a free service that allows patients to find and book doctor appointments online in the United States, has unveiled a new product today to help people fill out medical forms quicker and more easily. ZocDoc Check-In works in parallel with the company’s existing service, by allowing patients to fill...
ZocDoc launches check-in service to reduce time spent filling out mundane medical forms
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