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Microsoft teams with JiWire to offer ad-based muni Wi-Fi

JiWire says it has the right model to make advertising on citywide Wi-Fi networks really work.

By Jul. 18, 2007


Google donates $6.8 million to San Francisco youth bus rides

Amid protests over high-tech commuter buses, the Web giant gives the city a massive donation to fund low-income students' transportation.

By Feb. 27, 2014


Muni broadband: dueling white papers

By Apr. 11, 2005


Muni fiber projects hitting headwinds

Some locals like it, but competitors say municipal broadband is a bust

By Sep. 13, 2004


San Francisco to charge for tech buses using city stops

SF Mayor Ed Lee announces a program that would require shuttle buses used by tech companies to pay up for using stops designated for city public transit.

By Jan. 6, 2014


Texas revises anti-muni broadband bill

Texas revises language in its anti-muni wireless bill. More horse trading expected.

By Mar. 18, 2005


Muni broadband bad, let me count the ways

Big business-leaning think tank trashes community-funded broadband projects

By Oct. 22, 2004


Are security guards now manning Google shuttle stops?

According to a Reuters report, there appear to be guards monitoring at least one stop where a private bus picks up Google employees, in response to recent protests.

By Jan. 16, 2014


Yahoo bus blockaded, puked on in Oakland

Tech-shuttle protests appear to take a turn for the weird as a demonstrator reportedly mounts a bus and vomits down the windshield.

By Apr. 2, 2014


San Francisco approves tech shuttle bus pilot program

San Francisco's transit authority unanimously approves plan requiring shuttle buses to pay fee for stopping at designated areas in the city -- a flashpoint in growing culture clash between geeks and locals.

By Jan. 21, 2014