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GOWEX: Free WiFi for Miami

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 24th, 2014

GOWEX is adding its third ‘WiFi City’ in the US: Miami. In March 2013, GoWEX signed an agreement to deploy 2,000 Smart WiFi Zones at New York, then deployed a WiFi network in San Francisco in June of last year. GoWEX offers free and premium WI-Fi connectivity at public places, coffee shops and public transit. […]

Dish Networks Testing Innovative Wireless Technology

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 23rd, 2014

Steve Perlman, the guy behind WebTV and OnLive, says his innovative pCell wireless technology, will be tested by Dish Networks this summer. Artemis is working with small cell vendor PureWave Networks to design and develop pCell base stations, (Personal Cells), for trial deployments, reports FierceWireless. According to Artemis’ recent filing with the FCC, it plans […]

Nike Fuel: Out of Gas?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

Sportswear giant Nike is cutting back on its “NikeFuel,” brand, the array of Nike digital products, using a proprietary measurement of physical activity. The usefulness of the measurement depended on who you talked to, notes The Oregonian. Nike confirmed to Re/code that it would make a “small number” of layoffs, but denied that it is […]

AT&T To Offer Netflix Competition

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

AT&T is reportedly creating a streaming video service, according to GigaOm, thanks to a $500 million joint venture with the Chernin Group, a producer of a variety of television and media content. From AT&T’s press release, it is unclear exactly what type of content the joint venture hopes to offer. “Consumers are increasingly viewing video […]

USAID Funds Community-based Digital Communications

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

The NY Times reports the State Department has provided $2.8 million to a team of American hackers, community activists and software geeks to a mesh network, as a way for dissidents abroad to communicate more freely and securely. The United States Agency for International Development has pledged $4.3 million to create mesh networks in Cuba, […]

AT&T Expands “Fiber Cities” to 25 Metro Areas

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

AT&T today said it will “expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide. AT&T says it now is exploring 25 metro areas for fiber deployment. The list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas includes: Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, […]