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On Monday, a press statement released on PRWeb.com announced that Google was purchasing ICOA Inc., a broadband wireless Internet network provider.
In a sort of “you scratch my back, I scratch your back, then we scratch this other guy’s back” move, Facebook is said to be experimenting with a way to offer Wi-Fi to local businesses to offer to customers in exchange for a check-in.
Wi-Fi, a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, is not a technical term; however, the Alliance has used the term to describe only a narrow range of connectivity technologies including wireless local are network as well as PAN, LAN, and WAN. "IEEE 802.11", the technical term, has been used interchangeably with Wi-Fi even though Wi-Fi has become a superset of IEEE 802.11 over the past few years. It is used by over 700 million people and there are over 750,000 hotspots and around 800 million new Wi-Fi...
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.