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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Searching for the GoogleNet

From Ian at Truck and Barter:

I, for one, welcome...oh, you know the rest, by Ian, Truck and Barter:  Looks like Google's getting ever-closer to a rumored "GoogleNet": a wifi system stretched over the country, giving free access for the price of living through directed advertising. And if you ever use Local.Google.Com, you'll get an idea of just how directed it could get. ("Click here to get directions to the biggest clothing sales going on withing 1.5 miles of you!") Google has been busy buying up dark and underused fiber-optic backbone infrastructure, and has now rolled out its wifi system across San Francisco, complete with a free (beta) secure access program...

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