Cell Phone Group Suing Berkeley Over Radiation Warning Label OrdinanceThe cell phone industry is suing the city of Berkeley over an ordinance requiring retailers to attach warning labels to cell phones.
Google To Offer Wireless Data Plans In Hopes Of Getting More People Using All Of Their ProductsGoogle wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it’s shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, that it will soon sell data plans for smartphones and tablets in the U.S. The announcement confirmed leaks and media reports in late January that Google planned to enter the telecom market.
Santa Clara Installing $2M Wireless System Near Levi’s Stadium For Super Bowl 50The city of Santa Clara’s electrical utility announced Thursday it would partner with a tech company to install a $2 million wireless system near Levi’s Stadium to alleviate phone and data congestion before the stadium hosts the 2016 Super Bowl.
Google Reportedly Planning To Sell Wireless Phone Service To ConsumersGoogle is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.
SF Supervisors’ Committee Trying To Empower Public Over Wireless CompaniesLegislation is moving forward at the Board of Supervisors that would require a lot more work for wireless companies that want to install antennas on utility poles, street lights and other public right of way.
BART Drops Wi-Fi Provider For Oakland, San FranciscoBART officials announced today that the agency has terminated its agreement with a company to provide free wireless Internet service in downtown San Francisco and Oakland.
Wireless Implant Allows Doctors To Monitor UCSF Heart Patient At HomeMore than 5 million people had heart failure last year. A new implant lets doctors get medical data wirelessly, straight from their patient's hearts.
Larry Magid: Intel To Eliminate PC Cables By 2016 If the back of your computer looks like a bird's nest you'll be happy with Intel’s announcement this week. The chip maker is aiming to eliminate all those pesky PC cables by 2016.
Wi-Fi Service To Re-Launch On Golden Gate Transit BusesIn 2013 the feature was dropped from the bus service because it was unreliable.
San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open SpacesThe $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.
Google Ordered To Delete Personal Data From British Street View ProjectBritain’s data regulator has ordered Google to delete personal data scooped up in its Street View project—or face contempt of court.
ConsumerWatch: A Simple Step To Secure Your PrivacyGoogle’s admission that its Street View mapping project violated people’s privacy should serve as a wake-up call to consumers about how easily their personal information can be tapped, according to a leading computer security expert.