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  • OneSignal Grabs $2M To Make Push Notifications Less Annoying
    OneSignal Grabs $2M To Make Push Notifications Less Annoying

    OneSignal, which makes it easy for developers to add personalized push notifications to their apps, has raised $2 million in seed funding from Rakuten Ventures, Y Combinator, and angel investors including Justin Kan and Zack Coelius, the founders of

    • Posted January 21, 2017
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  • Wall Street Journal to offer free WiFi hotspots in NYC and San Francisco during September
    Wall Street Journal to offer free WiFi hotspots in NYC and San Francisco during September

    Oh New Yorkers and their marvelous, no-cost WiFi access points. Only a few days after Google Offers and Boingo happily announced they'd brought gratis wireless connectivity to additional underground locations within the city, The Wall Street Journal

    • Posted October 10, 2012
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  • It's official: San Francisco to get free WiFi blanket courtesy of Google / EarthLink
    It's official: San Francisco to get free WiFi blanket courtesy of Google / EarthLink

    Ah Google, where would we be without you? Instead of answering that, we'll just say that the search giant (and future world dominator?) has landed yet another smile-eliciting deal, and this time it's the San Franciscans getting the spoils. While the

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • San Francisco bus getting WiFi, deathmatch to follow
    San Francisco bus getting WiFi, deathmatch to follow

    Finally things are starting to get a little more futuristic around here. Beginning next Monday, bus riders in San Francisco will get a chance to hop at least one ride that will take them to the Columbus stop, Van Ness stop... and the World of Tomorro

    • Posted August 5, 2012
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  • Clearwire's San Francisco WiMAX launch was a bureaucratic nightmare
    Clearwire's San Francisco WiMAX launch was a bureaucratic nightmare

    It seems awfully odd that San Francisco -- you know, San Francisco, part of America's technology nexus -- had been left out in the 4G cold for so long while over 70 other networks have been brought live in Clearwire's WiMAX footprint. Well, turns out

    • Posted June 1, 2012
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  • Not much going on at San Fran's Apple Store
    Not much going on at San Fran's Apple Store

    So far, the throngs of iPhone-demanding humanity beating on the glass shells of Apple Stores across the globe haven't materialized -- at least not here in Apple's backyard. At this point, the line consists of about one woman, four gentlemen, and thre

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Wall Street Journal offers free Wi-Fi in NYC and San Francisco
    Wall Street Journal offers free Wi-Fi in NYC and San Francisco

    Newspapers have been trying all sorts of gimmicks, from paywall promos to “open houses,” to get readers to discover their websites. The latest by the Wall Street Journal is clever: thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout New York City and San Fra

    • Posted April 7, 2012
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  • Sprint lights up WiMAX in San Francisco
    Sprint lights up WiMAX in San Francisco

    Well girls and boys, if you're in San Francisco, today's your lucky day! It looks like Sprint has finally switched on its WiMAX 4G network in the city by the bay, so whip out your Sprint Overdrive, EVO 4G, or Epic 4G and join the party. We've tested

    • Posted April 6, 2012
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  • San Francisco considers displaying phone radiation levels next to price tag
    San Francisco considers displaying phone radiation levels next to price tag

    If the San Francisco Department of the Environment gets its way, starting as soon as next month Bay Area residents might start noticing the radiation levels of cellphones displayed prominently next to their respective price at retail outlets. This is

    • Posted March 13, 2012
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  • San Francisco gearing up for electric bike sharing program
    San Francisco gearing up for electric bike sharing program

    Anyone who's ever attempted to ride a bike in San Francisco can attest to just how rough the city's numerous hills can be on the lower body. Thankfully, government dollars are set to go a ways toward making electric bicycles a tiny bit more prevalent

    • Posted January 28, 2012
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  • Sprint promises 'many' new 4G markets in 2010; New York, SF included
    Sprint promises 'many' new 4G markets in 2010; New York, SF included

    With LTE onslaughts from Verizon and AT&T (not to mention countless carriers around the world) drawing near, Sprint's wasting no time beefing up its WiMAX network ahead of its competitors' 4G launches in an effort to give WiMAX the best chance it

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Ron Conway, Mayor Lee And Heather Harde Launch sfCITI, Want To Keep SF At The Forefront Of Tech
    Ron Conway, Mayor Lee And Heather Harde Launch sfCITI, Want To Keep SF At The Forefront Of Tech

    At a press conference at San Francisco’s Founders Den, newly elected Mayor Ed Lee announced sfCITI (San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology & Innovation), a set of tech initiatives spearheaded by investor Ron Conway, Mayor Ed Lee and Tec

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • AT&T promises improved performance for SF and NYC
    AT&T promises improved performance for SF and NYC

    We’ve all heard the jokes about AT&T’s sub-par performance and how iPhone users are clogging up its network. Dropped calls, missed texts and delayed voicemails have become so common that AT&T even released an iPhone app that allows you to rep

    • Posted January 1, 1970
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  • Ruh roh, it's official: Apple is holding an event on January 27
    Ruh roh, it's official: Apple is holding an event on January 27

    Apple has just sent out invites to an event it will be holding next week at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. In the invitation, Apple says, “Come see our latest creation.” Hmm, we wonder what that could be. It’s going to

    • Posted January 1, 1970
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  • Sprint: 4G to New York November 1, L.A. and San Francisco in early December
    Sprint: 4G to New York November 1, L.A. and San Francisco in early December

    CNN and other media outlets are reporting that U.S. wireless carrier Sprint has plans to launch its 4G, WiMax network in New York City on November 1 and in Los Angeles and San Francisco in early December. Sprint has been testing its next generation d

    • Posted January 1, 1970
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