Google goes big with free Wi-Fi campaign

Boingo and Google have been gradually expanding a free Wi-Fi experiment across the country, using a sponsorship model to open up public hotspots to consumers. But today they scaled big, announcing 4000 new hotspots in the program. There’s a catch though: it’s not available to iPhones.

Wi-Fi’s coming identity crisis

On Tuesday, iPass introduced a new Wi-Fi roaming service that is one of many data points in Wi-Fi’s slow transition from home networking tech for geeks to must-have for every mobile device to perhaps another source of carrier revenue. Will carriers charge for Wi-Fi?

Hipmunk knows you’re addicted to the web

Hipmunk, the hot flight-finding service, has added in-flight Wi-Fi as a new metric for travelers. Sure, this is an indication of how deep the web has sunk its talons into us, but working on flights has become pretty much the standard in many offices.

Boingo IPO to Test the Strength of Wireless Boom

Wi-Fi provider Boingo Wireless is set to go public Wednesday in what could be a good measure of how hot the wireless boom is. The company is seeking to raise some $75 million with its debut, which comes as IPOs are growing hot again.

Wi-Fi Roaming Gets One Step Closer

The Wi-Fi Alliance plans work with equipment providers, carriers and device manufacturers to create a certification program that will enable operators to eventually enable roaming on Wi-Fi networks. That would offer consumers a Wi-Fi experience closer to the seamless connectivity of a cell network.

Bye Bye Boingo? iPad is not a Smartphone

Boingo is a service that can be indispensable for those who have a mobile lifestyle. I frequently work mobile, so the $10/monthly fee is money well spent. A recent trip demonstrated an alternate method to connect to the web, and that has me considering dropping Boingo.

Purchase Boingo Hourly Wi-Fi Access on iPad at Launch

The first iPad owners are going to be looking for Wi-Fi hotspots from day one due to the lack of integrated 3G. It’s the same for most notebooks, and a provider of Wi-Fi access has announced a program making hotspot access easy for iPad owners.