Airlines have reached a crossroad with their efforts at improving in-flight entertainment, columnist Joe Sharkey says. Do they continue to add pricey hardware needed to show movies in a seat back or do they face the fact that a fast-growing number of travelers come with their own viewing screens -- in the form of iPhone, iPads and laptops -- and work to improve the Wi-Fi that will stream entertainment to those devices?
NPR's Bob Garfield interviews Business 2.0 senior writer Om Malik on his story about Google buying up unused fiber optic networks or "dark fiber," possibly with the intention of offering wireless Internet connectivity.
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David Zucker, who is leaving his job as president of Playboy Enterprises, has been named the chief executive and president of Midway Games. Zucker says he expects his experiences at male-oriented media outlets such as Playboy and ESPN to help him revive the struggling company.
Ten McDonald's restaurants in New York City are offering free Wi-Fi access to customers. Separately, the Alliance for Downtown New York is setting up free Wi-Fi hot spots in six Manhattan parks and public spaces.