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PR: Gogo Licensed to Provide In-Air Connectivity over Canada #connected #travel #airline #wifi

PR: Gogo Licensed to Provide In-Air Connectivity over Canada #connected #travel #airline #wifi | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it
ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo, a leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless...
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Wi-Fi half price at Chicago airports through October - Chicago Tribune

Wi-Fi half price at Chicago airports through October - Chicago Tribune | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

The catch is that users will have to watch a 30-second video sponsored by Google before gaining access. Google is offsetting the cost by reimbursing Boingo. Revenue to the airports from Wi-Fi service will be unaffected.

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Four Mobile Apps for Business Travelers - Fox Business #mobile #travel #app

Four Mobile Apps for Business Travelers - Fox Business #mobile #travel #app | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

Often expense receipts pile up, mileage goes untracked and time is wasted in airports waiting for delayed flights, all of which means lost money to the business owner.

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Pick flights by #WiFi / PR: Concur to Fully Integrate Gogo In-Flight Internet Service Offerings within Concur Travel #connected #travel #airline

Business travelers will soon be able to make their air travel choices in Concur Travel based on Gogo connectivity service availability, and purchase the right Gogo pass during the travel booking process. Concur's T&E Cloud will also soon recommend Gogo passes based on the traveler's itinerary, account status and company policy to offer unique corporate travel discounts and packages such as a timed pass covering multiple air carriers during the course of a trip.

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Gogo does #Ku too... PR: Delta Expands World's Largest Wi-Fi-Equipped Fleet to Include International Aircraft #airline #wifi #connected #travel

Gogo does #Ku too... PR: Delta Expands World's Largest Wi-Fi-Equipped Fleet to Include International Aircraft #airline #wifi #connected #travel | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

The international service will use high-bandwidth Ku-band capacity satellites to provide global coverage. When complete in 2015, Delta will operate approximately 1,000 Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft in its worldwide fleet.

 

Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1gcrw)

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$19/mo WiFi-enabled mobile phone service coming from Republic (bandwidth.com): Wi-Fi Waves Coming Soon #mobile

$19/mo WiFi-enabled mobile phone service coming from Republic (bandwidth.com): Wi-Fi Waves Coming Soon #mobile | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

Hundreds of thousands of you have voted with your keyboards to start using the power of the Internet with Hybrid Calling. Organizing the next round of beta in waves will allow us to serve more of you sooner. You’ll have plenty of advance notice of when you’ll be invited to join. It also allows us to reward those who’ve been waiting the longest, by letting them in as quickly as possible.

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Connect to Faster Wi-Fi at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North #PR #Wifi #hotel #connected #travel

Find an extra reason to stay in when you stay at Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North. The downtown Chicago, IL, hotel has recently upgraded their Wi-Fi service speed to 50 mbps.
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Data differentiates: PR: Woodall's Campground Data Now on Board Rand McNally RV GPS Devices #travel #connected

Data differentiates: PR: Woodall's Campground Data Now on Board Rand McNally RV GPS Devices #travel #connected | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

Rand McNally has added the Woodall's campground directory into its TripMaker RVND GPS devices. Woodall's, part of the Good Sam family of RV clubs, community and publications, is North America's leading source of campground information for RVers and campers.

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Thank you @PortColumbusCMH for more outlets, bandwidth! "Columbus Airport Upgrades Technological Conveniences" - AviationNews.net #airport #CMH #mobile #travel

Columbus International Airport has installed a number of technological conveniences for passengers. These include installation of significantly more power outlets and USB ports, as well as a 20MB-upgrade to the terminal's wireless internet capacity all offered free of charge.
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These things always work, don't they? "T-Mobile USA's Web censorship tool blocks Internet Archive, French economics site" - Boing Boing #mobile #nanny #fail

These things always work, don't they? "T-Mobile USA's Web censorship tool blocks Internet Archive, French economics site" - Boing Boing #mobile #nanny #fail | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

The Open Observatory of Network Interference has released its report on the errors made by T-Mobile USA Web Guard, an Internet censorship product that T-Mobile customers can opt into. Web Guard blocks the website for the Tor Project (an anti-censorship tool), an Italian page that is displayed to users blocked by Italy's national censoring firewall, the Internet Archive, the website for Cosmopolitan magazine, a Chinese sports news website, a site that helps you keep your referer information private, a French economics site, a 9/11 conspiracy site, a Greek political blog, and many others.

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It's NetZero! Mobile Internet Access—No Strings Attached - Wall Street Journal #connected #travel #mobile #wimax #4g

It's NetZero! Mobile Internet Access—No Strings Attached - Wall Street Journal #connected #travel #mobile #wimax #4g | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

If you use more data per month than your account allows, you get cut off rather than paying overage fees. Paid-account users see a pop-up message offering account upgrades or pricey chunks of additional data, called "Top Ups," that cost $7 for 250 megabytes or $20 for 1 gigabyte. The service runs on Clearwire's WiMax, which is available in 80 cities. NetZero's monthly data plans cost $10 for the 500-megabyte Basic; $20 for the 1-gigabyte Plus; $35 for the 2-gigabyte Pro; and $50 for the 4-gigabyte Platinum.

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Exercise bikes suddenly useful! PR: Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Element Hotels Brand to Launch Bike Charging Stations, Enabling Guests to Power Personal Electronic Devices as They Pedal #mobile #travel

Exercise bikes suddenly useful! PR: Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Element Hotels Brand to Launch Bike Charging Stations, Enabling Guests to Power Personal Electronic Devices as They Pedal #mobile #travel | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

Element Hotels is set to pilot pedal-powered generators on stationary bikes in its fitness centers, enabling guests to generate electricity and charge their own personal electronic devices as they work out.

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PR: Boingo Continues International Expansion with Portugal Airports #connected #travel #wifi

PR: Boingo Continues International Expansion with Portugal Airports #connected #travel #wifi | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

Boingo Wireless today announced an agreement with ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA to exclusively offer Wi-Fi Internet services for passengers at the 10 largest airports in Portugal.

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Take a Trip - Wall Street Journal #connected #travel #mobile

Take a Trip - Wall Street Journal #connected #travel #mobile | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

Travel may just be the killer app for mobile devices. Today, smartphones and tablet computers can not only substitute for a laptop and a stack of travel guides, but also serve as tour guide, ticket tracker and even foreign-language translator.

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You Can't Live Without Your iPhone! Because That's How You Tell if It's Raining - All Things Digital #mobile

You Can't Live Without Your iPhone! Because That's How You Tell if It's Raining - All Things Digital #mobile | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

This update comes from the Online Publishers Association, which has some fresh market data via a March survey. Most Internet users are still more attached to their laptops (67 percent) or TVs (62 percent) than to any other media-delivery device. But not all Internet users have smartphones. Among those who do, 68 percent say it’s a gadget they “cannot live without.”

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PR: Travel Gets Personal: Gogobot Launches Gogobot 2.0, A Beautifully Reimagined iPhone App For The Complete Travel Experience #mobile #travel

Gogobot 2.0 for iPhone app, a comprehensive travel application that, for the first time, lets you seamlessly research, plan, book and share your travels with friends – all from your mobile device.
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PR: LodgeNet Rolls Out New Interactive Program Guide for Mobile App

PR: LodgeNet Rolls Out New Interactive Program Guide for Mobile App | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it
"The IPG is a feature travelers have been clamoring for and we're excited to offer this upgrade to LodgeNet Mobile without cost to our hotel partners," says Todd Kelly, Vice President of Interactive and Mobile Applications for LodgeNet. "Hotel guests can now have up to three days worth of television scheduling information, specific to their hotel room, on their mobile device. Our mobile IPG is taking in-room TV entertainment to the next level."Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1hlpP)
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Only air is free in NYC, and now WiFi PR: Boingo Announces Summer of Free Wi-Fi in NYC #connected #travel

Starting today, people can access Wi-Fi hotspots for free in select New York City subway stations and at Boingo hotzones across Manhattan, courtesy of Google Offers—the Google service that delivers great deals at the best places to eat, shop and play in New York City and 39 other cities across the U.S.
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Cool, but if you can't take it with you... "New Breakout Bag Pedestal Meets the Needs of On-the-Go Workers" #mobile #worker #connected

Cool, but if you can't take it with you... "New Breakout Bag Pedestal Meets the Needs of On-the-Go Workers" #mobile #worker #connected | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

"As laptops and smartphones have permeated our work lives, more people are working untethered: at home, on the go, even varying their locations within the workspace. Every day, I see people running from one meeting room to another, then catching up on email at a convenient touchdown space," said BagPed inventor Scott Sikkema. "I wanted a stylish yet functional piece of furniture to stow your bag while making it easy to access its contents."

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From the Are-We-Making-It-Up-In-Volume-Yet? Department: Slashdot: Google Earns $2 Per Handset; Apple, $575 #mobile

From the Are-We-Making-It-Up-In-Volume-Yet? Department:  Slashdot: Google Earns $2 Per Handset; Apple, $575 #mobile | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

While Apple generates more than $575 in profit for every iOS device, and according to estimates in 2007 Apple earned more than $800 on every iPhone sold through AT&T, Horace Dediu reports that Android generated less than $550m in revenues for Google between 2008 and the end of 2011, earning only $1.70 per year, per Android device — explaining how Apple is sucking up two thirds of the profit in the mobile phone business

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more free WiFi! PR: DFW International Airport and AT&T Reach Deal to Power Travelers with Free Wi-Fi #DFW #connected #tavel #airport

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport today announced it has reached an agreement with AT&T to provide free Wi-Fi to all visitors at the Airport.

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Olympics to strain UK Internet infrastructure - TheDay.com #mobile #connected #travel

British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Hunt has predicted that the 2012 Olympics will be the "Twitter Games," and those responsible for London's network of fiber optic cables, phone masts and Wi-Fi hotspots are bracing for a data deluge as the events get under way.
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The Solution To The Wireless Spectrum Shortage: More Wires - Forbes #mobile #infrastructure #telecom

The Solution To The Wireless Spectrum Shortage: More Wires - Forbes #mobile #infrastructure #telecom | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

James Crowe (MFS, WorldCom, Level 3): "Our wireless future depends in large part on access to reasonably priced, efficient wired connections to the global Internet. Until someone figures out how to manufacture more spectrum, unblocking the wired connection bottleneck and unleashing the power of competition is the most effective way to expand and improve wireless service."

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Hint: employee productivity / Why I love In-Flight #WiFi Even Though I'm on a Couch - Gotta Be Mobile #airline #travel

Hint: employee productivity / Why I love In-Flight #WiFi Even Though I'm on a Couch - Gotta Be Mobile #airline #travel | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

I am in love with in flight WiFi. But, unlike many of the reviews of in flight WiFi, I’m not on a plane, or even planning to travel. I’m sitting on my couch, completely enamored with In-Flight WiFi from GoGo.

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RIP LightSquared, long live #GPS: Sprint announces the end of its deal with LightSquared - PhoneDog #4G #mobile #aviation #safety

RIP LightSquared, long live #GPS: Sprint announces the end of its deal with LightSquared - PhoneDog #4G #mobile #aviation #safety | Connected Traveler | Scoop.it

Sprint just announced that it has decided to terminate its agreement with LightSquared. The deal would've allowed Sprint to operate a 4G LTE network utilizing 1.6GHz spectrum from LightSquared. However, the agreement also made note of possible interference issues with LightSquared's spectrum, and so Sprint has decided to exercise its right to axe the contract since LightSquared has been unable to gain FCC approval to begin building out its LTE network.

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