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derac7020
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derac7020,
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9/26/2013 | 11:04:03 AM
10x, 100X speeds ? I don't think so..
So they are moving from B/G routers to N routers or maybe even C routers and that's all well and good but the backhaul is still the same.  Who cares what the connect speed is if the router can't handle wirespeed [hint, it can't] and the backhaul is still DSL [and likely provided by ATT].   No one cares who the provider is only if the service works reliably.  Much ado about nothing.
David Dines
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David Dines,
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8/8/2013 | 9:01:33 PM
re: Is Google the New Wi-Fi of Coffee Snobs?
Love the last sentence, as all of us "true" coffee snobs avoid Starbucks and go to the shops that roast their coffee without charring it. :)
DanJonesLRMobile
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8/5/2013 | 6:12:03 PM
re: Is Google the New Wi-Fi of Coffee Snobs?
https://plus.google.com/u/0/10...

Apparently speeds will 100x faster in Google Fiber cities.
DanJonesLRMobile
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DanJonesLRMobile,
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8/5/2013 | 5:24:03 PM
re: Is Google the New Wi-Fi of Coffee Snobs?
Doesn't seem to need help shifting the Nexus 7 right now:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Go...

I see this more as helpful big data play for Google. Like with the Chromecast dongle they get to learn even more about their customers patterns and coffee habits.
milan03
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milan03,
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8/2/2013 | 3:42:00 PM
re: Is Google the New Wi-Fi of Coffee Snobs?
Now if only AT&T could get rid of that "connect to WiFi" annoying spam messages baked into their android ROMs, we'd be much happier.
philharvey
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philharvey,
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8/2/2013 | 2:41:48 PM
re: Is Google the New Wi-Fi of Coffee Snobs?
I don't think the Wi-Fi brand cache (sic) matters. No one cares what Wi-Fi provider they're using if the access is free and fast.

This move is all about Starbuck's trying to do more with and for its customers in-store. Providing them music, information and other digital hooks that reinforce the "only at Starbuck's" experience.

Starbuck's stores are just nodes on a big network. Google probably appreciates this fact and is in a better position to help Starbuck's get more out of each node than AT&T. One acts like a telco. The other, a software telco.
Ray Le Maistre
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Ray Le Maistre,
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8/2/2013 | 2:25:18 PM
re: Is Google the New Wi-Fi of Coffee Snobs?
Oh, and we definitely need more stories about coffee.
Ray Le Maistre
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Ray Le Maistre,
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8/2/2013 | 2:24:51 PM
re: Is Google the New Wi-Fi of Coffee Snobs?
Shame the Starbucks coffee isn't up the same standard as its Wi-Fi.

Surely Google will look for a way to tie in sales of its Nexus tablet or target personalized ads to users in coffee shops....


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