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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus