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The Morning Briefing: WiFi services

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about WiFi services.
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Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributor on

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about WiFi services.

1.) Boingo to manage, operate WiFi services for NYC subway system. Boingo Wireless, a provider of WiFi software and services worldwide, announced an agreement with Transit Wireless to manage and operate WiFi Internet services within the New York City Subway System.

2.) Leave only footprints: how Google's ethical ignorance gets it in trouble. A Federal Communications Commission report into Google's StreetView activities show that an engineer expressed mild concern to superiors about whether WiFi data-collecting code he developed might violate people's privacy.

3.) UHF Handheld RFID Reader with Wifi and GPRS for easy tracking outdoors. DAILY RFID has released industrial handheld RFID reader DL770 with wireless WiFi and GPRS function to transfer data for mobile solutions.

4.) O2 serves free WiFi at Costa Coffee. Mobile giant O2 has announced it will be rolling out free Wi-Fi at Costa Coffee branches across the country. The rollout has already started at stores in London and will be expanded over the next few months and is expected to be completed by the end of 2012, the companies confirmed.

5.) MediaTek and D-Link partner to deliver high performance WiFi cloud routers. MediaTek has announced that its WiFi system-on-a-chip (SoC), the RT6856, has been incorporated into D-Link's latest Wi-Fi cloud routers.

Bonus: Pet owners receive free WiFi for picking up dog poo
Bonus: China Mobile probes free WiFi app for mobiles

Image credit: Paul Downey

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