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Freelancers, small business owners and coffee addicts rejoice: Google announced Wednesday that it will provide free WiFi in 7,000 Starbucks stores in the US within the next 18 months. The company will start rolling out the network across the stores starting in August.

The deal is a win-win for Starbucks and Google. AT&T previously supplied the WiFi in their stores, but connecting to Google’s network will allow customers to access websites up to 10 times faster. This speed will be 100 times faster in areas that are within a Google Fiber city, the company’s fee-based ultra-fast internet service. Those connected to the network will also have access to Google’s AllAccess music service to stream radio and music.

source: http://qz.com/110384/all-of-starbucks-just-switched-to-google-wifi-could-horrible-airport-wifi-be-next/
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Crysis 3 comes to mind.

Crynet offers power for so little that no other company could survive. Then, once the remaining competition is obliterated, Crynet's price skyrockets, bankrupting consumers putting them in their debt forever.

Aliens ensue.
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Good thing this very topic hasn't already been posted on OCN for almost an hour now...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1414474/information-week-google-to-replace-att-wi-fi-at-starbucks
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