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Tech Report: Roku In A Stick Fight With Google Chromecast

Roku is getting into an Internet video-streaming stick fight with Google’s Chromecast with a new device they announced on Tuesday.

03/04/2014

KPIX 5's Christin Ayers is shown a sweepstakes game at an internet cafe. A customer buys internet time to use and in exchange they are rewarded with a chance to win cash. (CBS)

Bay Area Sweepstakes Cafes Fight Closures With Lawsuits

They have been popping up in strip malls all over the Bay Area: Internet cafes that look a lot like mini casinos. While local authorities are trying to shut them down, a gray area of the law is proving hard to tackle.

11/14/2013

New AC Transit Bus

New AC Transit Buses Feature Wi-Fi, Storage, Comfy Seating

AC Transit introduced 16 new state of the art coaches Friday for transbay commuters that include free wi-fi, individual reading lamps, low floors, overhead storage and high-back seats.

11/10/2013

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Gogo Expanding In-Flight Cell Phone Services

Gogo, an in-flight internet is a company that provides Wi-Fi service to airlines, is enhancing its services to soon allow people to text and even talk on their smartphones in the air.

11/08/2013

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New Bus Service To Run From SJ, Oakland To Los Angeles

The BoltBus offers trips from Oakland and San Jose to Los Angeles, and amenities like free WI-Fi and leather seats.

10/30/2013

New MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are seen on display after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October 14, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook laptop computers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) apple generic, laptops

Mountain View Library May Shut Off Google’s Free Wi-Fi Service

The City of Mountain View may shut off Google’s free Wi-Fi internet service at the public library, as complaints about slow speeds and reliability mount.

10/07/2013

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: In-Flight Wi-Fi Getting Faster

There is new hope for frequent fliers who complain about slow Wi-Fi connections. In-flight wireless internet provider Gogo said it will start offering satellite connections, which will significantly boost streaming speeds.

09/11/2013

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San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open Spaces

The $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.

07/24/2013

A "smart" utility meter used by Silicon Valley Power for the outdoor Wi-Fi network. (City of Santa Clara)

Santa Clara 1st U.S. City To Use Utility Meters For Free Wi-Fi Network

The city of Santa Clara is flipping on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital “smart meters” on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.

03/27/2013

EOTB: South Bay - Downtown San Jose (Fairmont Hotel)

San Jose Introduces ‘Fastest Public Wi-Fi Network’

The Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi Network will be accessible through the entire downtown core

03/14/2013

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