Liz Gannes

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Starbucks Ditches AT&T Wi-Fi for Google

The 7,000 Starbucks stores in the U.S. — which already have better and more reliable Wi-Fi than a lot of other places you can walk in and park yourself with a computer — will soon have Wi-Fi that’s up to 10 times faster than before, courtesy of new provider Google. T-Mobile was Starbucks’ original Wi-Fi provider (but it wasn’t free), and AT&T had been the exclusive provider since 2008.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work