Cometa Networks said it plans to open 250 Wi-Fi hot spots by the end of 2003 in Seattle-area McDonald's, Barnes & Noble and Tully's Coffee locations. The company said about 100 of those will be open in time for its free Wi-Fi day on Sept. 25.
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.
Comcast CTO David Fellows said the MSO would roll out its own Wi-Fi service if Verizon's experiment with offering Wi-Fi via hot spots in New York City's phone booths works out. Fellow said he has thus far been reluctant to pursue Wi-Fi that use public spectrum.