The two tech giants are just some of the big names fighting against an initiative by hotel companies, which are lobbying the FCC to be allowed to block their guests' personal WiFi hotspots.
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NYC is looking to build a public Wi-Fi infrastructure with gigabit speeds in 2015. The project will supposedly be funded by advertising revenue and the first hotspots will be operational next year.
Although a new initiative from Comcast to turn home routers into 'public wi-fi hotspots' across 19 cities in the US has left some customers angered, just 1% have reportedly opted out.
Google has donated 1 million US dollars to New York for the purpose of free WiFi hotspot rentals at libraries around the city. Around 10,000 hotspots will be made available as a result.
With the upcoming release of the next technical preview build for Windows 10, Microsoft has updated the way the Wi-Fi connections pane currently works and it is likely the first change of many.
Marriott hotels has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $600,000 to the FCC as well as cease their unlawful actions in response to an investigation claiming that they illegally blocked guests' WiFi.
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Just after a year of creating the Internet.org project, Facebook is at it again. They have made plans with the Rutherford County School District to bring free WiFi to its students.
A new report has shown that the Android L update can increase battery life by as much as 36% with the 'Project Volta' program, providing two more hours of power on a Nexus 5 under certain conditions.
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Comcast has confirmed that a number of its broadband customers cannot currently get their Xbox One game consoles to connect to the Internet for online gaming via its Wi-Fi hardware.
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The new Nexus 7 is now available in the UK as well as parts of Europe starting at £199.99 for the 16 GB Wifi version, but the 4G version offered on O2 won't be available for two more weeks.
Amazon seems to be experimenting with the possibility of starting its own wireless network. It started running tests through satellite communications company Globalstar in Cupertino, California.
With Wi-Fi using the finite radio spectrum for transmission of data and the sales of electronic goods skyrocketing annually there are indications the protocol could slow as a result of its popularity.
Microsoft has sent out a security advisory that states passwords on a Windows Phone device can be access by hackers if the phones are connected to a rogue WiFi hotspot.
Microsoft has announced that paid Skype Premium users will be able to access any of the Skype WiFi hotspots around the world for free during the month of August.
Starbucks has announced a new partnership with Google that will see the over 7,000 coffee stores served by faster Google WiFi connections, in a move that could be a prelude to expanding Google Fiber.
Apple have released an update to Mountain Lion, its desktop OS, in the form of OS X 10.8.4. The update includes Wi-Fi improvements, better compatibility with Microsoft Exchange.
Microsoft's latest firmware update for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets have been released, which offer some WiFi improvements for the Pro version and speaker upgrades for the RT tablet.
German regulators have fined Google €145,000 ($189,230) over the company's previous practice of collecting data via the WiFi antennas for Google's Street View cars.
Today's planned software update for the Surface RT tablet from Microsoft will concentrate on fixing more WiFi related issues that have popped up with the Windows RT-based tablet.
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Some owners of the Surface Pro tablet from Microsoft are reporting they are still experiencing issues with its WiFi connectivity, despite an update earlier in March designed to fix the issue.
Microsoft has released a software update for the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet, which fixes some issues related to the WiFi connectivity and reliability features.
Eyetease Media announced today that it will launch CabWifi in 2013. The project will add free WiFi access to all of London's well known black cabs, in exchange for seeing a short ad every 15 minutes.
Windows Phone 8 users are in for a nice surprise. Microsoft is incorporating Devicescape software directly into its phones giving users access to millions of free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Microsoft and Google are currently in discussions with UK government and regulatory officials for the use of white space to create a free national WiFi service that could be used on mobile devices.
Microsoft has launched a Windows 8 promotion that offers residents in New York City and San Francisco free access to WiFi hotspots from provider Boingo from now until the end of 2012.
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Google will offer Kansas City residents WiFi hotspots to connect to in 400 locations in Kansas City as part of the company's recently announced Google Fiber service.
NetGear has announced WiFi Booster for Mobile, a product that connects to a electrical socket and proceeds to boost the signal of an existing WiFi home network. It's due out in August for $39.99.
A new report claims Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet will only include Wi-Fi variants at launch, eschewing a cellular option for the time being.
A new survey, sponsored by Broadcom, claims that three people out of 10 who responded say they cannot go without WiFi access for their devices for more than an hour.
Buffalo Technology has announced that its AirStation WZR-D1800H WiFi router and the WLI-H4-D1300 wireless media bridge, the first to support the new 802.11ac protocol, are now on sale for $179.99 each
After complaints from other countries that the new iPad could not connect at 4G LTE speeds, Apple has apparently rebranded the iPad on its store as Wi-Fi + Cellular.
French researchers have claimed that they have come up with an affordable wallpaper called Metapaper that blocks WiFi signals while allowing for cell phone signals to go through.
After disputes with Australia's competition watchdog, Apple and the ACCC have not reached an agreement over the iPad WiFi + 4G model, despite it being incompatible with Australian 4G networks.
The Federal Communications Commission has recommended that Google be fined just $25,000 for allegedly blocking the FCC's investigation of Google's WiFi data storing policies.
A hotel chain has now said it has stopped two of its hotels from putting in hidden ad code in its free WiFi services, claiming it did not know about the practice.
At least one hotel in New York City uses its free WiFi connection to place some hidden code inside the web sites that are visited by its guests who use the wireless network.
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A newly leaked internal document from Apple seems to confirm that the company is looking into issue with the WiFi hardware on some models of the new third generation iPad.
A new study from Strategy Analytics claims that 25 percent of all household worldwide have some kind of WiFi connection, with South Korea leading the world with a whopping 80.3 percent.
A new marketing campaign has launched at the South by Southwest festival where homeless people in Austin, Texas are being turned into living WiFi hotspots. The men are paid donations for WiFi access.
Next week, Microsoft and Skype are offering residents of Spain free amounts of WiFi at over 24,000 hotspots next week as a part of Microsoft's World Mobile Congress marketing promotions.
A report from the Wireless Broadband Alliance says that the first trials have been successfully made for the next generation of WiFi hotspots that should make signing onto WiFi signals easier.