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News ByteInside Facebook, Facebook provides its partner cafes with free routers, and customers check in to the business on Facebook in order to access the Internet. The service is being tested inside Philz Coffee in San Francisco, according to Hunter Walk, as well as a handful of Palo Alto cafes.
News Bytelaunched a new online verification service on Tuesday, allowing businesses to sign up for the company’s partner toolkit — which includes real-time analytics and loyalty program options — faster than previously possible. For a one-time $10 fee, partners can verify that they are indeed a legitimate local business that potential customers can find on Foursquare and visit in meatspace. Before Tuesday’s launch, businesses were forced to verify themselves the old-school way — via snail mail.