Summary Box: Starbucks begins free Wi-Fi, content networkBy AP
Monday, June 14, 2010
Summary Box: Starbucks offers free Wi-Fi
GET ONLINE: In July, Starbucks will offer free, unlimited Wi-Fi at its 6,736 company-operated U.S. stores. The company only had limited Wi-Fi for certain customers and charged for Internet access after two hours.
NEW CONTENT: Meanwhile, Starbucks is partnering with Yahoo to create a special network of content accessible only to customers surfing the Web in its shops. The deal includes free access to the Wall Street Journal’s website.
ANOTHER SHOT: The move comes as Starbucks works to boost its business and compete with rivals like McDonald’s Corp.
Tags: Communication Technology, Materials, Mcdonald's, Wireless Networking, Wireless Technology