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Holiday Gift: Google Provides Free WiFi At Airports

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Holiday Gift: Google Provides Free WiFi At Airports

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Holiday Gift: Google Provides Free WiFi At Airports

Holiday Gift: Google Provides Free WiFi At Airports

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Throughout the holidays, Google is subsidizing free wireless Internet access at dozens of airports across the country. It offers travelers a break from those pesky fees they usually have to pay to log onto airport WiFi. Google's doing this in part to promote its new browser called Chrome.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

And today's last word in business comes from Google, which is subsidizing free wireless Internet access at dozens of airports around the country throughout the holidays. Airports like Boston and Seattle. Google would be offering travelers a break from those pesky fees they usually have to pay to log onto the airport WiFi. Google is doing this in part to promote a new browser called Chrome. Microsoft is also deploying free WiFi at airports and hotels to promote its search engine, Bing. And Yahoo is getting in on the wireless P.R. act by giving away WiFi access in New York's Times Square for an entire year. So you can go to Times Square on New Year's Eve and bring your laptop.

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