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WiFi or beacons for location based services?
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WiFi or beacons for location based services?

Location based services are now the norm. From sat navs to google maps on our phone, we all understand that our devices can communicate with satellites or other location technology to try to pinpoint where we are stood. There are options available to brands and venues who want to take…

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All I want for Christmas is WiFi
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All I want for Christmas is WiFi

This Christmas many children (if they have been good) are going to be waking up on the big day to the newest toys on the market. WiFi related toys are in line for being amongst those at the top of children’s Christmas wish lists. The elves, it seems, are very…

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A cure for phone addiction
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A cure for phone addiction

In an earlier blog we looked at nomophobia, or the fear of being without a mobile phone. We concluded that some of us might actually be getting dangerously attached to our phones. So, to avoid such drastic action as jumping into a drain pipe to rescue a lost phone (like Ella…

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Why location based services will make us happier shoppers
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Why location based services will make us happier shoppers

Location based happy shopping Who doesn’t like shopping? Well, for those who aren’t so keen, Location Based Services should help to make it a better experience. New WiFi based technologies allow shops to utilise geo-fencing, drawing invisible lines around our favourite sales areas or locations and allowing a store to…

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5 WiFi buzz topics from WBA’s Global Congress
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5 WiFi buzz topics from WBA’s Global Congress

Our VP Americas, Anne Lakstigala, recently attended the World Broadband Alliance Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco. Anne was on a panel, hosted by Adlane Fellah, and discussing ‘Innovative Services over WiFi’. Here we take a look at the 5 big talking points and share our views on those hot topics. 1) Monetizing WiFi Advertising…

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Oakham Bus Station provides free WiFi for residents and tourists
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Oakham Bus Station provides free WiFi for residents and tourists

Oakham, the county town of Rutland, has recently built a new bus station and decided on further rewarding its travellers with provision of free WiFi. The solution is provided by Nick Viney of Millennium Ltd, with funding from Rutland County Council. It was decided that the installation would utilise TP-LINK routers…

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Seven ways technology has developed over the last 10 years
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Seven ways technology has developed over the last 10 years

The world of technology has massively changed over the last decade. We take a look at just how far we’ve come, with our top seven technology advancements list. 1) Smartphones With our smart phones we can now do almost anything that we can do with our home laptop. A recent stat we…

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Hinckley town centre gets connected
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Hinckley town centre gets connected

Hinckley town centre has recently joined the growing number of towns who wish to give their residents access to free WiFi. The solution in Hinckley was provided by Rod Rayner of Intalect. The installation is a mixture of Mikrotik and Ubiquiti hardware using Purple WiFi as the guest WiFi with…

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Parents give up children in exchange for free WiFi
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Parents give up children in exchange for free WiFi

It sounds pretty ideal. You get free WiFi whilst someone else watches your children for a few hours, brilliant! Is this in a play centre perhaps or a theme park maybe? Unfortunately not. A rather interesting study was carried out in London recently. F-Secure offered people use of free WiFi, except it…

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Plus Dane Group installs Purple WiFi and Cisco / Cisco Meraki
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Plus Dane Group installs Purple WiFi and Cisco / Cisco Meraki

Social housing provider, Plus Dane Group, has signed a three year contract with Purple WiFi to provide their WiFi solution across 31 venues in Merseyside and Cheshire. The WiFi solution will be available in all premises owned by Plus Dane and also in communal areas for tenants. The social WiFi overlays…

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How much personal information would you share?
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How much personal information would you share?

One of the current debates about WiFi and social media sites is the debate on privacy and how much information should be available for other people to see and use. Would you be prepared to share everything that you wrote by text, posted on social media sites, or even in…

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SIP opportunity for Cisco Partners and Purple WiFi
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SIP opportunity for Cisco Partners and Purple WiFi

Purple WiFi is a Cisco Preferred Solution Partner, Cisco Compatible and has a joint solutions incentive promotion in place, which rewards partners for creating innovative business solutions by offering incremental discounts. Purple WiFi are also a Cisco CMX (Connected Mobile Experiences) Ecosystem partner and work with the tools available in CMX. WiFi…

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BlueCloudWiFi announces launch of Smart WiFi platform in Australia
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BlueCloudWiFi announces launch of Smart WiFi platform in Australia

BlueCloudWiFi announces the launch of its cloud based Smart WiFi platform for retail and hospitality businesses in Australia Gold Coast, Australia 21 October 2014: BlueCloudWiFi has today announced the launch of its Smart WiFi platform. The cutting edge technology has been developed with UK industry leaders, Purple WiFi. The solution offers a…

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Guest blog: US cities with the best WiFi coverage
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Guest blog: US cities with the best WiFi coverage

Wi-Fi everywhere is becoming more than a slogan. As is evident from the infographic, cities continue to add public Wi-Fi options, giving residents and visitors access to free Internet access through smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Cities often place these public Wi-Fi networks in areas where a lot of people tend…

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What do Google and the Tech Giants know about us?
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What do Google and the Tech Giants know about us?

Is ignorance bliss? Or would better understanding of technology alleviate our privacy concerns? Are we over-sharing our data? Facebook’s study about emotional contagion in June of this year raised questions about privacy, consent and how much data we’re sharing online without even knowing. The data scientists behind the study deliberately manipulated the…

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