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With 2.1m downloads to its name, Open Garden debuts v2.0 of its WiFi-crowdsourcing app

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Open Garden, a San Francisco-based mobile and desktop app developer with the lofty goal of making Internet access ubiquitous everywhere, on every device, launched in May last year at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. It picked up $2 million in seed funding a few months later and claims it has served...
With 2.1m downloads to its name, Open Garden debuts v2.0 of its WiFi-crowdsourcing app

Bell brings free Wi-Fi to Tim Hortons in Canada

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Fast food restaurant Tim Hortons and Bell on Thursday announced they have began rolling out free Wi-Fi access at Tim Hortons locations throughout Canada. By September, the two hope to offer such access to 90 percent of the locations, or more than 2,000 locations. The announcement comes after six months...
Bell brings free Wi-Fi to Tim Hortons in Canada
AT&T CEO: “My only regret” was unlimited data

Boingo, Transit Wireless bring Wi-Fi hotspots to NYC subway

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Boingo and Transit Wireless on Thursday announced a deal that will see New York City subway stations equipped with hotspots. The rollout will occur gradually over the next five years in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens stations. Users will need to have a Boingo account or access the hotspot...
Boingo, Transit Wireless bring Wi-Fi hotspots to NYC subway

Homeless hotspot plan controversy

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An experiment using homeless people equipped with mobile wi-fi devices as hotspots leads an advertising agency to claim it has been "villainised"....
Homeless hotspot plan controversy
Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi service is now operational
Foursquare Gets Its Own Searchable Timeline With New History Page
Intel laptops and tablets will soon ship with built-in, always-on WiFi

GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets

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Many phones have WiFi, and there are hotspots in all sorts of places these days, so wouldn't it be cool if you could use them for roaming, regardless of provider? Well, if a new collaboration between the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has any say in the...
GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets
Microsoft's Terry Myerson Sees Windows Phone As A "Well-Funded Startup," Downplays Smartphone Rumors

AT&T gives travelers 1GB of not-quite-free WiFi in the UK through The Cloud

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Getting data is still a pain while abroad: it usually involves either popping a local SIM into an unlocked device or simply paying through the nose for roaming rates. AT&T wants to meet visitors to the UK halfway through a new WiFi deal with BSkyB's The Cloud. The pact...
AT&T gives travelers 1GB of not-quite-free WiFi in the UK through The Cloud

T-Mobile Launching New Mobile Broadband Plans For Contract Haters On May 20

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T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm noted during their last earning call that their prepaid users helped make up for the loss of 510,000 postpaid subscribers, and now it seems that they’ve got another bone to throw to the their legions of contract-averse customers. Starting on May 20, T-Mobile will be rolling...
T-Mobile Launching New Mobile Broadband Plans For Contract Haters On May 20

CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

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The CTIA wants you to know that Americans used 123 percent more wireless data in 2011 than 2010, but the wireless industry’s lobby apparently doesn’t want you to know exactly how that translates in any way a normal person understands. Instead the folks decided to use an overly complicated real...
CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

Apple slips out new AirPort Express with simultaneous dual-band WiFi

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Tucked in amidst talk of new MacBook Air and conventional MacBook Pro updates, Apple has trotted out a new AirPort Express. The new pocket WiFi router has a reworked design as well as newfound support for simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless -- good news if you want separate...
Apple slips out new AirPort Express with simultaneous dual-band WiFi
New York City launches competition to create the perfect payphone
Stoke's Wi-Fi Exchange gateway promises easier data offloading for mobile carriers and users

FreedomPop expanding free LTE service to tablets

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Forbes is reporting that FreedomPop, the gratis wireless broadband startup, is planning to release a 4G device designed specifically for tablets. The company's "LTE Clip" will attach to an iPad or Android tablet and transform WiFi-only devices into 4G-capable hotspots (so long as you're in an area with Sprint...
FreedomPop expanding free LTE service to tablets

Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing

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The international mobile hotspot rental market just got a lot more interesting. While Xcom Global's offerings are still broader, Tep Wireless is expanding in a major way. Previously reserved for European nations, the upstart is now serving a full 50 nations, adding Brazil, the United States, South Africa, Singapore,...
Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing
TC/Gadgets Webcast: CTIA, The Samsung Galaxy S III, And Jawbone’s Big Jambox

Wilson Electronics announces Sleek 4G signal booster with multi-carrier support

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If you've ever found yourself on a lone road in the middle of nowhere with zero bars of reception on your phone, it's quite likely that you've entertained the idea of grabbing a signal booster. Wilson Electronics, one of the best known manufacturers of such devices, is introducing its...
Wilson Electronics announces Sleek 4G signal booster with multi-carrier support
Swarmly Debuts Its 'Waze For People' On iOS -- Know Where Is Hot Or Not, Right Now

Get Ready to Watch the London Olympics Play Wack-A-Mole With the Internet

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Get your own. (Photo: flickr.com/jspatchwork) The first “Twitter Olympics” start Friday. And how is that going, so far? Let’s just say the games are off to a rocky start, and we’re popping popcorn in anticipation. As we’ve mentioned before, the International Olympic Committe rolled into town with a long list...
Get Ready to Watch the London Olympics Play Wack-A-Mole With the Internet
Why other hotspots need Paul Graham's binding handshakes more than the Valley

FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

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FreedomPop, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed mobile broadband company, is adding another $4.3 million to its coffers. The funding will come from its existing investors, but at a higher valuation than its Series A round, CEO Stephen Stokols said in an interview. Since last year, FreedomPop has been selling various add-on sleeves,...
FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband
NYC planning to install internet-connected 'smart screens' in old phone booths

GeekWire Radio: New iPad, SXSW recap, and the best iPhone camera app we’ve ever used

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Monica Guzman in the KIRO studios (Erynn Rose photo) We’ve got a ton of interesting apps and online services to talk about on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, with special guest Monica Guzman, the GeekWire columnist just back from the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. We...
GeekWire Radio: New iPad, SXSW recap, and the best iPhone camera app we’ve ever used

Google settles Street View Wi-Fi data collection suit in US

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Google has agreed to settle a lawsuit concerning its collection of data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks across the US. The search company has agreed to secure and destroy data collected from hotspots when it was taking images for Street View between 2008 and March 2010, as well as to launch...
Google settles Street View Wi-Fi data collection suit in US

Sprint’s ‘Tri-Fi’ Mobile Hotspot Plays Nice With 3G, WiMax, And LTE

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Talk about covering your bases. In addition to outing the EVO 4G LTE’s release date, Sprint (along with hardware partner Sierra Wireless) has pulled back the curtains on their new Tri-Fi mobile hotspot, which the carrier will launch for $99 after a mail-in rebate on May 18. Hotspots aren’t usually...
Sprint’s ‘Tri-Fi’ Mobile Hotspot Plays Nice With 3G, WiMax, And LTE

AT&T offers up global Wi-Fi hotspot access if you have an international data plan

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AT&T is trying to sweeten the pot for mobile customers who opt for its pricey international data roaming plans. AT&T has entered into an agreement with international hotspot aggregator Boingo to access its global wireless network for customers with international plans. Subscribers of AT&T’s 300 MB or 800 MB international...
AT&T offers up global Wi-Fi hotspot access if you have an international data plan

US Cellular's Wi-Fi Now for Android hops automatically to partner hotspots, saves cellular strain

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We've seen a paradoxical trend among carriers determined to get users off their networks as often as possible -- they'd rather grant access to sea of public Wi-Fi than push their 3G or 4G networks a step too far. US Cellular isn't immune to peer pressure and has launched...
US Cellular's Wi-Fi Now for Android hops automatically to partner hotspots, saves cellular strain
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