Thr SBC MiWIFI (Part of SBC FreedomLink www.sbc.com/freedomlink ) is free till April 30th at the following Rest Stops and Parks: New Buffalo Welcome Center, Coldwater Welcome Center, Grand Haven State Park, Clarkston Rest Area, Holland State Park, Mackinac Island State Dock and Ludington State Park. They are wanting Michigan Tourist to try it. Teens going on vacation to IM parents about their status, and truckers to communicate with coporate (Which will get coporations to subscribe to FreedomLink). SBC FreedomLink has 300 Hotspots in Michigan, and a total of 6,700 hotspots.
MSN Messanger users can now have up to 300 Contacts. The average American has 290 contacts. I do not know where people get the time to have that many buddies. LOL. I am lucky if my list has 100 contacts. I much rather pick up the phone. 🙂
I am glad to see private enterprise to setup and run this. There will be a free plan and allow the provider to upsell. This way it is not government funded. “An update on Wireless Oakland: More than 300 people packed the Oakland County Board of Commissioners auditorium Monday for a summit meeting on Wireless Oakland, the county’s ambitious effort to create free wireless Web access throughout the county’s 910 square miles. GLITR met with Oakland County officials Tuesday, and CIO Phillip R. Bertolini said the system will be built and run by private enterprise. The county’s contributions? More than … Continue reading Oakland County Michigan to be one big Wifi Hotspot.
Looks like we get tabbed browsing. 🙂 “Sources say that IE 7.0 – which is code-named “Rincon,” they hear – will be a tabbed browser. IE 7.0 will feature international domain name (IDN) support; transparent Portable Network Graphics (PNG) support, which will allow for the display of overlayed images in the browser; and new functionality that will simplify printing from inside IE 7.0, partner sources said. The new browser also will likely include a built-in news aggregator.“ – http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1776290,00.asp
Hopefully Microsoft and other companies will use this to actively sue spyware / adware vendors. http://www.freep.com/money/tech/spy10w_20050310.htm
Microsoft is preparing for Office 12 by buying Groove Networks for their virtual office.http://www.betanews.com/article/Microsoft_Acquires_Groove_Networks/1110466891