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Digital resources: researchers need better access and more training

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A British Library report into research behaviour and information seeking habits finds that along with access to online resources, training in how to make best use of those resources, is lackingAlthough today's young researchers appear at ease in the digital world, a report published in 2008 provided early notice that...
Digital resources: researchers need better access and more training

Hawaiian Politician Wants To Track Everyone Online Because Someone Doesn't Like Her... Backs Down After Public Backlash

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Always beware of politicans pushing legislation because of a personal experience. Declan McCullagh has the story of an astoundingly, ridiculously broad data retention bill in Hawaii that would require anyone who provides internet access to keep a detailed dossier on every website everyone who uses their service visits (tied to...
Hawaiian Politician Wants To Track Everyone Online Because Someone Doesn't Like Her... Backs Down After Public Backlash

BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

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Dangling WiFi-carrot meet your BlackBerry-made stick: the Z10. Perhaps because its user base has traditionally courted strong enterprise support -- a lot that typically overlaps with the jet set -- BlackBerry's offering an incentive to adopters of its BB 10 pearl, granting gratis Gogo-powered internet access for all domestic...
BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi

GOWEX bringing free WiFi to French rail stations, starting with Marseille

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We take free WiFi at our transportation hubs for granted here in the US. (Heck, we've even got it deep in the bowels of NYC.) In other countries, it's not a given that you'll have high-speed broadband at your disposal while waiting for a train or plane. France is...
GOWEX bringing free WiFi to French rail stations, starting with Marseille

New York State audit reveals that MTA gave Apple unfair advantage in Grand Central Store bidding

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New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s latest audit suggested the Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave Apple an unfair advantage last year when the company bid for a spot in Grand Central Terminal. According to The New York Post: A fresh audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the MTA last May allowed the...
New York State audit reveals that MTA gave Apple unfair advantage in Grand Central Store bidding

Google, Verizon and Acer offer Chromebook stations and free WiFi to Oklahoma tornado victims

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In wake of the Oklahoma tornado tragedy, Google has shared that it is working with both Verizon Wireless and Acer to set up Chromebook stations with free Internet around the area. According to Google, three locations have been set up, including two Red Cross stations — located at St. Andrew’s United Methodist...
Google, Verizon and Acer offer Chromebook stations and free WiFi to Oklahoma tornado victims

Tim Hortons bringing free WiFi to 90 percent of its locations by September

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It's already toyed around with offering free WiFi at a few of its locations, but Tim Hortons has now finally committed to making the service available at most of its restaurants across Canada. That's being done through a partnership with Bell Canada, which Tim Hortons says was selected after...
Tim Hortons bringing free WiFi to 90 percent of its locations by September

Facebook refreshes 'Nearby' feature with discover and share options, rolling out for iOS and Android

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Facebook has updated its Nearby feature for its iOS and Android apps helping to make it easier for you to find new places based on what your friends like. It will be rolling out later today and enables users to not only discover, but share their favorites with people they’re...
Facebook refreshes 'Nearby' feature with discover and share options, rolling out for iOS and Android

Free WiFi with Skype Access this Weekend

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Free WiFi with Skype Access this Weekend is a post from Chris PirilloSkype Access lets anyone pay for WiFi access per minute using Skype Credit, so that they can surf the web, email and make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls in a massive network of WiFi hotspots including cafés,...
Free WiFi with Skype Access this Weekend

Get Your Internet On: Google Is Giving Free Wifi to Southwest Chelsea

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Do a little celebratory dance, ya’ll. Give it up for GOOG, boys and girls: Later this morning, the search behemoth is expected to announce an initiative to blanket southwest Chelsea with free Wifi. That’ll mean easier access to the Internet for not just Chelsea Market shoppers and Google employees, but also residents...
Get Your Internet On: Google Is Giving Free Wifi to Southwest Chelsea
FreedomPop launches $99 WiMAX iPod touch sleeve for free 500MB plans

The Embark app wins MTA award for best new transit app, helping users plan 2 million trips per month

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Last week, we reported that New Yorkers will have cellphone service and free WiFi in 30 more subway platforms over the course of 2012– a fact that has brought immense joy to some and dread to others. But that’s not all that’s happening in underground innovation. A new app called Embark, is...
The Embark app wins MTA award for best new transit app, helping users plan 2 million trips per month

Free Wifi is Coming to Six NYC Subway Stations This Summer

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(Photo: Travelpod) The dog days of summer are upon us, but there’s a bright spot gleaming like Gatsby’s green light from the West side of Manhattan. Google Offers, which apparently still exists, has teamed up with Boingo to provide free Wifi in six subway stations this summer. Can you imagine...
Free Wifi is Coming to Six NYC Subway Stations This Summer

Microsoft's Skype Now Commands A Third Of A Dying Market

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At CeBIT this week, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that 33% of the world's voice calls happen on Skype now, as Stephen Shankland reports. That's a tremendous number. But it just might represent a hollow victory for Microsoft, which owns Skype. Microsoft acquired Skype to "increase the accessibility of real-time...
Microsoft's Skype Now Commands A Third Of A Dying Market

Rummble adds check-ins, reviews via Twitter, pulls in updates from Foursquare, Gowalla

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[UK] London-based social mobile location startup Rummble has added the ability for members to ‘check-in’ and recommend places via Twitter, rather than having to use the company’s Android or iPhone app or browser-based version. It does this through a bit of nifty but fairly crude sentiment analysis, turning any tweet...
Rummble adds check-ins, reviews via Twitter, pulls in updates from Foursquare, Gowalla

Something Brewing @Starbucks

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Something Brewing @Starbucks is a post from Chris Pirillohttp://twitter,com/chrispirillo – Put a little Pirillo on your cup. Nerdspresso!Are We Really Creating Social Change?How to Make Espresso at HomeStarbucks or Bust?Wireless Internet is EverywhereEspresso!Should Wi-Fi be Free?Crashing Into StarbucksCoffee SnobsFree WiFi in Silicon Valley?...
Something Brewing @Starbucks

6 Cool Technologies That Will Change Your Life

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Think about how much technology has changed your life. In the past five or six years alone we've had the rise of the smartphone, the tablet, touchscreens, Internet TV, Facebook, Twitter, free WiFi ... And you haven't seen anything yet. The next few years will bring to you amazing...
6 Cool Technologies That Will Change Your Life

Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore

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Waterstones will sell Kindle ereaders on sale for the first time and offer free wifi, so customers can buy a book or download it instoreWaterstones has announced a surprise tie-up with Amazon that will enable shoppers to pluck ebooks as well as physical books from its shelves.The companies did not...
Waterstones deal with Amazon puts Kindle and ebooks instore

Google to meet with Senator Chuck Schumer this morning over free Wi-Fi plans in NYC's Chelsea area (Updated)

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Google plans to provide free wireless Internet in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, according to a new report from Bloomberg. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer gave a statement today and said he and other officials will meet with Google at 10:30 a.m. this morning in Chelsea. Bloomberg said the new network,...
Google to meet with Senator Chuck Schumer this morning over free Wi-Fi plans in NYC's Chelsea area (Updated)

On Writing from the Boonies

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In Upstate New York, it’s easier to find a drug dealer than it is a decent Internet connection. This is the region that has decided to make a name for itself, growing grapes and outsourcing any labor-intensive work to the Amish, while the rest of us attempt to find something, anything to...
On Writing from the Boonies

Best Buy snags Starbucks tech guru

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The man behind popular innovations at Starbucks, like free WiFi and payment via smartphone, is being tapped to help the electronics retailer. FORTUNE -- Stephen Gillett, the Starbucks chief information officer who revamped the retailer's technological approach to selling coffee, is joining electronics giant Best Buy. The 36-year-old former college...
Best Buy snags Starbucks tech guru

You'll never browse alone: Liverpool FC rolls out free WiFi for fans at Anfield stadium, a UK first

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Liverpool Football Club is rolling out a new WiFi network in its stadium, as it looks to capitalize on the growth of digital content created and shared during matches. The words ‘football’ and ‘digital’ are becoming increasingly intertwined, as the corporate behemoths of Europe’s elite strive to better engage their...
You'll never browse alone: Liverpool FC rolls out free WiFi for fans at Anfield stadium, a UK first

The USPTO's Reality Distortion Field: Web Filter Blocks Critics Like EFF, Welcomes Maximalist Lobbyists

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Well this is bizarre. Jamie Love from KEI was over at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a meeting about "global negotiations on intellectual property and access to medicine." The meeting itself was held in a room that it uses for the USPTO's Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA),...
The USPTO's Reality Distortion Field: Web Filter Blocks Critics Like EFF, Welcomes Maximalist Lobbyists

Posh Hotel Booking Site Gives You The Star Treatment For Free

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Consumers are sick of shelling out for hotel amenities like snacks and decent-size rooms. They dropped an estimated $1.8 billion on hotel fees in 2011, and rates were expected to spike more than $100 per night this year, according to Consumer Reports.  But if a traveler prefers the posh digs...
Posh Hotel Booking Site Gives You The Star Treatment For Free

Google Offers, Boingo add more locations for free and discounted public WiFi

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Love venting your E-Train frustrations with Boingo and Google Offers' free WiFi? While the Manhattan program ends on September 7th, the partnership has swelled its coverage to include a further 24 locations across the nation. From today, eight malls will offer WiFi in cities like LA, SF and Seattle...
Google Offers, Boingo add more locations for free and discounted public WiFi

PayPal trials QR code mobile shopping on Singapore’s metro service

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PayPal is using smartphone-crazy Singapore to trial an interesting initiative which allows phone owners to buy goods on the go using a QR code reader application. The experiment is taking place at 15 stations on the country’s metro system (SMRT) where the eBay-owned payment company is showcasing gifts from eight...
PayPal trials QR code mobile shopping on Singapore’s metro service

Want Me Get Me Gets You The VIP Treatment In Any Hotel

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Everyone enjoys a little VIP status now and then, especially while on vacation. But when we head out for sunnier spaces, we also crave a bargain deal on a hotel room that's not next to the ice machine. Enter Want Me Get Me, a new hotel booking site that treats...
Want Me Get Me Gets You The VIP Treatment In Any Hotel

Virgin Media wins contract to bring free WiFi to London Underground stations

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Back in January, we reported that Transport for London (TfL) would be rolling out WiFi access to London Underground stations by this summer. Just in time for the Olympics. Now, news has emerged that Virgin Media has been awarded the contract to roll out WiFi to 80 tube stations in...
Virgin Media wins contract to bring free WiFi to London Underground stations
Facebook, Mozilla and the MacArthur Foundation Team Up for a Hackathon to Build a Better Web

56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi

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According to a report in The Telegraph, London’s Overground train passengers will be able to access 60 minutes of free wifi per day with the introduction of hotspots. The good news is that it will be free to begin with but it eventually become a pay as you go service....
56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi
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