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NYC’s Digital Divide Narrowing With Free WiFi Kiosk Plan

The digital divide in New York City is narrowing.

12/10/2014

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New LinkNYC Plan Would Replace Pay Phones With Citywide Wi-Fi

Pay phones on New York City streets would be done away with, under a plan that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.

11/17/2014

Free Wireless Internet in New York City Park (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC’s 7 Best Parks With WiFi

Ever since WiFi became available in New York’s public parks, there are no more excuses for sitting inside a cafe with a computer on a beautiful day. Here are a few places to take your “work” outside.

CBS New York–04/30/2014

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NYC’s Best Coffee Shops With Free WiFi

Finding great coffee, a laptop-friendly policy with fast Internet, and a few hours of productivity is a rare combo in New York City.

03/21/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer announces deal to let customers opt out of location tracking via smartphones in retail stores, Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deal To Protect ‘Consumer Privacy’ Lets Shoppers Opt Out Of Wireless Tracking

Eight of 10 leading analytics companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a store.

10/22/2013

Free Wireless Internet in New York City Park (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WiFi Access Coming To Dozens Of City Park Locations

A partnership between the city, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable will provide hotspot access in the parks through July 2020.

07/16/2013

Aboard an NJ TRANSIT train (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

NJ TRANSIT Approves Wi-Fi Plan For Stations, Trains

Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction are expected to be outfitted with Wi-Fi by the end of the year. The service will eventually be brought to other stations and trains.

06/12/2013

Aboard an NJ TRANSIT train (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Free Wi-Fi Could Arrive On NJ TRANSIT Trains

Cablevision would provide the equipment to allow passengers to surf the Internet, send and receive e-mail and use other applications.

06/11/2013

A man talks on his cell phone on the subway platform at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Underground Wi-Fi Service Expanding To 30 More Subway Stations

After testing Wi-Fi in a handful of stations last year, the city is now expanding service to 30 additional stations, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle.

04/25/2013

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Sree Tips: Keeping Your Smartphone Battery Going

Smartphones have gotten so much smarter these days, with all kinds of cool new features. They are really mini computers. But the battery life continues to be awful.

04/24/2013

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Google Offers Free Public Wi-Fi In Chelsea

The Wi-Fi zone covers Gansevoort Street and 19th Street from Eighth Avenue to the West Side Highway, including the Chelsea Triangle, 14th Street Park and Gansevoort Plaza.

01/08/2013

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Report: WiFi Coming To Three NYC Subway Stations In Chelsea By End Of The Year

Stops along the C/E line will be among the first to get the new service.

07/26/2011

Starbucks Corp. will begin offering unlimited free wireless Internet access at all company-operated U.S. locations starting July 1, part of an ongoing effort to bring more customers in the door. (credit: CBS)

Starbucks Gets Wired: Stores To Offer Free Wi-Fi

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Starbucks Corp. will begin offering unlimited free wireless Internet access at all company-operated U.S. locations starting July 1, part of an ongoing effort to bring more customers in the door. The Wi-Fi […]

CBS 2–06/14/2010