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Friday, August 25, 2006

Google Wifi Exclusive ScreenShots

Recieved some Google Wifi Screenshots for those that are interested. Also here are some interesting notes regarding Google Wifi.
1) GMail account is not required to create a new account, however, once registered there is a bizarre optional sign up path (Put in your mobile number and they text message you with an invitation code)
2) Splash Page URL: http://www.google.com/ig?wifi=mv
3) Pretty useless map to find Access Points (It must be old or something)
4) Local content is supplied by AOL
5) Free “secure access” download
6) Links to high power CPE vendors for indoor use
7) The attached photo shows the Tropos Access Point annoyingly placed right over the Microsoft sign to the SVC campus


Couple things I find interesting:
1.) When I was in San Jose a few weeks back at SES the city of San Jose was having a week long festival called 01. It was all about celebrating art and technology in San Jose and they had free wifi during the festival but the free wifi is now a permanent part of San Jose. But, Google had nothing to do with the festival. They didn't sponsor it at all (in any visible way at least).

2.) One of the projects involved blogging pigeons. Pigeons that had transponders and were collecting pollution & temperature data during the festival and sending the data to a live blog. Now since Google owns Blogger and there's a standing joke about Pigeon Rank, why in the heck didn't Google have anything to do with that project? Seems like a no-brainer to me but who knows?!

By Jason Dowdell at 10:32 PM | Comments (4)

(4) Thoughts on Google Wifi Exclusive ScreenShots

The "01" festival sounds really interesting - do you have more information about it?

Comments by webmetricsguru : Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 02:27 PM

what is this local 'content' people keep on talking about when they talk about wifi connections? movie theatre schedules? what else? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I have the feeling that the only thing to really go 'local' will be adwords/adsense ads...

Comments by Massimo Moruzzi : Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 03:09 AM

would you like a slice of cheese on your spam sandwich?

Comments by shannon : Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 01:25 PM

Web 2.0 is greater than we thought.
The big companies have to give customers more free and trial services if they want us to pay for the premium services.

Don't forget to sell more products and services and make more money you have to attract customers. Historically, giving free services and products have attracted and keep more customers than charging for it.

Comments by NeoTechie : Monday, August 28, 2006 at 12:11 PM

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