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The Telecom Digest for June 16, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 162 : "text" Format

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  Starbucks: Free Wi-Fi at 6,700 US sites                    (Monty Solomon)
  Cheating men beware of mobile snooping                     (David Clayton)

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Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:37:06 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Starbucks: Free Wi-Fi at 6,700 US sites Message-ID: <p06240803c83ca5c19183@[]> Starbucks: Free Wi-Fi at 6,700 US sites By Ashley M. Heher, AP Retail Writer | June 14, 2010 CHICAGO --Starbucks Corp. will begin offering unlimited free wireless Internet access at all company-operated U.S. locations starting July 1, part of an ongoing effort to bring more customers in the door. The Wi-Fi access, which will eventually include a new network of news and entertainment content exclusively for customers, comes as Starbucks works to take business back from rivals like McDonald's Corp. and independent cafes that have long offered free Internet. The cafe chain, which recorded its first quarterly increase in customers in 13 quarters earlier this year, had previously offered two free hours of Web access each day to registered customers. On average, laptop users spend about an hour using the wireless Internet in Starbucks stores while mobile phone users who can use Wi-Fi spend about 15 minutes on the network. After the two-hour window, consumers at the Seattle chain were charged $3.99 for two additional hours. Officials said Monday that access will continue to be offered through AT&T. But it won't require a Starbucks loyalty card, according to the announcement Monday by CEO Howard Schultz, who spoke at a conference in New York. ... http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/06/14/starbucks_free_wi_fi_at_6700_us_sites/
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:59:31 +1000 From: David Clayton <dcstar@myrealbox.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Cheating men beware of mobile snooping Message-ID: <pan.2010.> From: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/cheating-men-beware-of-mobile-snoop ing/story-e6frf7l6-1225879691375 Cheating men beware of mobile snooping * From: AAP * June 15, 2010 2:29AM CHEATING men listen up - suspicious girlfriends and wives are most likely checking your mobile phones, with 40 per cent of women admitting in a new survey they regularly snoop for flirty text messages. And it seems their spying is paying off. Nearly one quarter claim to have caught their partner 'flirtexting' with someone else via SMS or email, while 6.7 per cent of respondents revealed they'd been busted themselves. The Telstra survey into Australia's love affair with technology, which quizzed 1,250 respondents on their mobile phone use, also found one in five people have sent a flirty text to the wrong person by mistake. For those in a serious relationship, women are more likely to woo with their thumbs, with 41 per cent saying they engage in flirtexting compared to 30 per cent of men. When it comes to dating, technology appears to have sounded the death-knell for real life romance. More than half of the online respondents, aged 18-39, said it's acceptable to ask a potential lover on the first date via text message. And mobile phones are seemingly being used to end courtships too, especially for those living in NSW, where 14 per cent of those surveyed confessed to having digitally dumped someone. Victorians weren't far behind, with 13.5 per cent revealing they had broken up with a partner via SMS. On the flip-side, more than half of the respondents said it wasn't okay to drop someone electronically, or even over the phone. And the biggest flirty-text turn-offs? Too many abbreviations (LOL, BTW, OMG, ROFL, SXC), writing in caps-lock, and the overuse of smiley faces. The survey was conducted in the first week of June.
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