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San Francisco Partners With Google To Roll Out Free WiFi Internet At Public Parks

Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to surf the Internet for free in certain public parks, plazas and San Francisco recreation centers.

10/01/2014

A T-Mobile store in Glendale, California, on August 1, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: T-Mobile Rolls Out Wi-Fi Calling

Smartphones will have a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send text messages when customers can’t connect to the carrier’s cellular network.

09/11/2014

A free Wi-Fi hotspot beams broadband internet from atop a public phone booth on July 11, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

KCBS Interview: Google Considers Transforming New York City Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

KCBS’ Stan Bunger and Holly Quan Interview Susan Crawford, a visiting professor in intellectual property at Harvard Law, about Google’s idea to turn pay phones into Wi-Fi hotspots that would be freely available to the public.

07/22/2014

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

High Court Rejects Google Appeal In ‘Street View’ Snooping Case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal of a ruling that it pried into people’s online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.

06/30/2014

Facebook is helping fund a police sub-station in Menlo Park (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Facebook-Funded Police Substation To Open In Menlo Park Shopping Center

A Facebook-funded police substation opens Saturday in a Menlo Park shopping center just walking distance of the tech giant’s headquarters.

04/25/2014

Golden Gate Transit bus

Wi-Fi Service To Re-Launch On Golden Gate Transit Buses

In 2013 the feature was dropped from the bus service because it was unreliable.

04/25/2014

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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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