wifi

Cisco buys July Systems to bring digital experience to the real world

Customer experience management is about getting to know your customer’s preferences in an online context, but pulling that information into the real world often proves a major challenge for orga

Google says over 8 million people use its free WiFi service at railway stations in India

Back in 2015, Google launched an initiative to bring free WiFi to India’s railway stations and today the U.S. tech giant announced that the program has passed its target of reaching 400 stations

Even the Most Interesting Man in the World couldn’t make Luma work as standalone company

Luma, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based maker of smart Wi-Fi routers, has been acquired by First Alert, a maker of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that is itself a subsidiary of Newell Brands,

Huawei’s new whole-home Wi-Fi system combines Powerline and mesh networking

Huawei today announced a new whole-home Wi-Fi system, the WiFi Q2. Wi-Fi mesh network systems are quickly becoming the standard, with companies like Qualcomm estimating that they now account for 40 pe

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so ch

Luma launches a home tech support service for $5 a month

The Luma was a compelling product when it was announced back in late-2015 — we even went so far as declaring the WiFi-extending home mesh system, “fun.” That descriptor doesn’t really appl

The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a st

Smart WiFi startup Eero updates its hardware and introduces a new network security service

Eero is launching a new version of its flagship Eero wireless base station. The second-gen Eero is the same size and shape of its predecessor, but the company has drastically upgraded the underlying h

Tizeti is bringing wireless internet to urban Africa

A new company called Tizeti, which is launching in the latest batch of startups to come from Y Combinator, is proposing a simple solution to the connectivity problem... Build more towers, more cheaply

Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Hits 150 Million Daily Users

FarmLogs raises $22 million, Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, Google closes its UAV project and JetBlue gives us free Wi-Fi. All this on Crunch Report.

After arriving at 100th railway station in India, Google’s WiFi is set to hit another 100 in 2017

Plume’s plug-in WiFi pods are now available

The home WiFi network extender space sure got real crowded, real fast. Startups Eero and Luma have been battling it out for some time before Google elbowed its way in, earlier this fall. All of the de

The Almond 3 router actually makes it enjoyable to set up a Wifi and home automation network

Wifi is hot again. Recently products like Google Wifi, Eero, and now the Almond 3 are being released with the goal of changing the Wifi experience, something that really hasn’t really been trie

Google’s Wifi router is now up for pre-order

Perhaps you missed the news about Google’s new router. Wouldn’t have been hard. The company announced the thing at the same event it debuted the Pixel and its Daydream headset, so no one spent all

Luma’s WiFi system gets Alexa integration

It was really just a matter of time before WiFi startup Luma added Alexa functionality to its bag of tricks. After all, the hardware startup counts Amazon as among its biggest backers – and distribu

BlackLine surges 40% in software IPO

BlackLine, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday. After pricing at $17 per share, the stock closed at $23.70. In what has been a slow year for tech IPOs,

GoGoGuest helps coffee shops manage their Wi-Fi, customer-by-customer

Be honest: Have you ever spent an entire day working at a coffee shop, despite only buying a single cup of coffee? I’ve definitely been guilty of this, and I’ve also been to coffee shops t

Luma’s home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in July

Been a long time coming, but Luma’s finally ready to start shipping units to eager early adopters of the hardware startup’s home WiFi system. The routers, which have been up for pre-order since la

American Airlines strikes a deal with ViaSat to bring satellite WiFi to 100 planes

American Airlines has gone non-Gogo, striking a deal with Southern Californian communications company ViaSat to bring satellite-powered WiFi to 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts by September of next year.

Ola, Uber’s rival in India, wants to create metropolitan Wi-Fi networks powered by taxis

Programs from Facebook and Google have made the idea of getting internet access via a balloon or drone possible, but how about going online via a network of taxis in your city. That could become a pos
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