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Google, Microsoft Fight Hotel Industry Over "Hotspot" Freedom

  • Re/code, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 11:45 AM
Microsoft and Google are standing up to the hotel industry as it appeals to government regulators for the power to block guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots. “The tech companies recently joined the wireless industry’s lobbying group … in opposing the hotel industry’s petition,” ReCode reports. “Opponents of the proposal basically [argue] that the hotel industry is just trying to keep guests and exhibitors dependent on pricy hotel wireless networks.”

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