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Windows Phone 8 will tell users where to find free Wi-Fi
Date: November 6, 2012

IDG News Service - Microsoft will provide information about the location and quality of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Windows Phone 8 so users can find the best nearby networks...


Apple Says Greatest Tribute To Steve Jobs Is 'Dreaming Up' New Products
Date: October 5, 2012

Apple posted a video tribute to Steve Jobs today, commemorating the one-year anniversary of his death by saying that his legacy of creativity and high standards continues to inspire the company...


Wi-Fi roaming: Hotspot 2.0 and Next Generation Hotspot
Date: October 3, 2012

Even with LTE finally coming to the UK, Wi-Fi connections are still faster and more battery-efficient than most mobile broadband options — and if you're travelling, even paying for Wi-Fi is often cheaper than roaming...


U.S. Cellular builds a virtual Wi-Fi network with Devicescape
Date: September 13, 2012

U.S. Cellular has added Wi-Fi to its mobile data toolbox. But rather than build or lease time on expensive managed hotspot networks, the Chicago carrier is working with Devicescape to tap into its virtual network of nearly 8 million open...

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Win Phone 8 will tell users where to find free Wi-Fi
November 7, 2012

Microsoft will provide information about the location and quality of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Windows Phone 8 so users can find the best nearby networks. The information will come from a database of 11 million hotspots worldwide...


Devicescape: Profiting From Other People's Wi-Fi
Date: July 19, 2012

If you're a MetroPCS (PCS) cell-phone customer, chances are much of your smartphone activity runs not through billion-dollar networks of cell towers but through the $80 Wi-Fi router down at the local library...

Can Republic Wireless Take the Headache Out of Finding Wi-Fi?
Date: June 16, 2012

Republic Wireless drew lots of attention last year when it announced an unlimited data and calling plan for $19 a month, with no contract. How’s that possible in a world where $80 bills are the norm and unlimited data... - small

Republic Wireless, DeviceScape Pair Up for Free Wi-Fi
Date: July 13, 2012

Republic Wireless is back! The low-key, Wi-Fi-centric cell-phone carrier with a killer $19 per month service plan on Sprint's network announced today that it has paired up with DeviceScape to make its phones automatically attach to Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. That's key to Republic's strategy, which is to keep its subscribers on Wi-Fi and off 3G as much as possible.

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Startup Taps Devicescape for Wi-Fi-First Network
Date: July 13, 2012

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Republic Wireless may be wholesaling the carrier's CDMA network, but that's just a backup plan. The startup announced Friday it's tapping...


Republic Wireless takes Wi-Fi virtual with Devicescape deal
Date: July 13, 2012

When Republic Wireless launched last November it promised to deliver reams of data, voice, and SMS to its customers using a hybrid cellular-Wi-Fi network model. As a mobile virtual network operator it buys wholesale minutes from Sprint, but to keep its costs low it directs as much voice and data as possible to Wi-Fi. To support that kind of business model, though, Republic needed access to a lot of Wi-Fi nodes, and now we know the source.


Devicescape combines data monitor with Wi-Fi access for Androids
Date: July 12, 2012

Devicescape's mobile app for Android has gained a new name and additional features. What used to be called DataBooster now goes by the name DataSaver, and the free software helps users manage their 3G and 4G data usage, while...


Bouygues launches free Wi-Fi to challenge Free Mobile

Date: June 11, 2012

France's Bouygues Telecom is fighting Free Mobile's fire with flames of its own. The carrier is working with virtual hotspot network Devicescape to give its smartphone customers seamless access to 8 million open Wi-Fi access points globally, replicating – at least fractionally – one of the key differentiators Iliad's Free Mobile has on the competition: a 4 million-node offload network...

Intel's New Ivy Bridge Chips Include Some for Ultrabooks
Date: May 31, 2012

Intel a month ago launched the first of its Ivy Bridge processors, quad-core chips aimed at the desktop market. Now the giant chip maker is unveiling a new batch of its third-generation Core processors, including...


Intel teams up with DeviceScape for automatic public WiFi, will hook up your Ultrabook in the background
Date: May 30, 2012

We all know the coffee shop WiFi routine: crack open the laptop, visit a splash page, and dutifully wait until you're logged in before you get to Twitter. Through a new deal between Intel and DeviceScape, you won't even have to think about it. Intel's Smart Connect tool will soon automatically sign in your Ultrabook to a curated list of quality, open WiFi hotspots, even if the PC is fast asleep. This last trick might need Windows 8's Connected Standby...


Intel Ultrabooks Will Get Free Wi-Fi Almost Everywhere and Auto-Update from Your Bag
Date: May 30, 2012

The "ultrabook" designation doesn't mean too too much, since manufacturers constantly look for ways to skirt around Intel's sorta-arbitrary specs. But just being on Team Intel's gonna get a few new perks, with its new deal to get all ultrabooks free, automatic, no-login access to 5.6 million Wi-Fi hotspots...

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Intel adds sleep-mode Wi-Fi connectivity feature to ultrabooks
Date: May 30, 2012

Network World - Devicescape today announced a deal with Intel that will give owners of certain Intel-powered machines "enhanced connectivity" to Devicescape's Wi-Fi network of more than 7 million public hotspots...


Intel to offer ‘free’ Wi-Fi in its ultrabooks, tablets

Date: May 30, 2012

Intel doesn’t make Ultrabooks are tablets itself, but it does provide the silicon and reference designs for other manufacturers to make them, including the Wi-Fi radio chips that allow them to connect to the Internet. By adding Devicescape’s software to Intel’s standard Smart Connect manager, Intel’s partners can ship their lightweight laptops and tablets with a public wireless connection already active.

Entitlement Or Reality? Consumers Want WiFi As Available As Any Standard Utility
Date: February 27, 2012

88% see WiFi as a commodity that should be available everywhere but it should be super secure and it should be free. They don't care who provides it, just like water or electricity...

Consumers Want WiFi Available Everywhere
Date: February 27, 2012

With so many WiFi networks installed in homes around the country, it’s easy to become dependent on wireless devices—and maybe a little forgetful. After all, once you leave the house, that access can cost you. Well, some consumers...