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Entries from November 2008

San Francisco Wi-Fi Finale … The Ping Of California

November 24th, 2008 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Hotels · Restaurant

My visit to San Francisco began with a bang. San Francisco International Airport hosted a press conference, and then treated me to their T-Mobile HotSpot, one of the largest in the country. The press conference drew two TV stations, a radio reporter and several print journalists. Not bad. After someone finally took the microphone away […]

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PingWi-Fi News Release Regarding Launch At SFO

November 23rd, 2008 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Gadgets

It has been brought to my attention that some people are not familiar with the PingWi-Fi mission, so here is the news release distributed from San Francisco: Blogger Launches PingWi-Fi Tour At San Francisco International Airport; Huge T-Mobile HotSpot Is Irresistible Attraction For Wireless Explorer SAN FRANCISCO — PingWi-Fi will explore all things wireless — […]

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“Guns Up!” — Reality TV In San Francisco’s Union Square

November 21st, 2008 · Tags: Cities · Coffee Shops · Restaurant

This just in from the “Texas Tech representin hotline” … Ha … My last day in San Francisco, I decided what the heck, why not wear the Red Raider shirt. I can say with some certainty that I was the only guy in San Francisco wearing the double T for Tech. But, the shirt is […]

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort — They Make Wi-Fi Happen

November 20th, 2008 · Tags: Cities · Hotels

Just as easily as I hopped on Southwest Airlines to leave Phoenix for the press conference at San Francisco International Airport, I am now going to blog backward in time.  Yes … I had to leave paradise behind, to go do some self promotion at SFO.  Here is what I left behind, the previous day […]

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T-Mobile Makes Phone Navigation Simple With web2go

November 20th, 2008 · Tags: Gadgets

This just in from the Northwest … T-Mobile Introduces web2go and Simplified Data Pricing Internet On The Go Available Across Phone Portfolio And Unlimited Data Pricing Provide Tremendous Value BELLEVUE, Wash. – Nov. 20, 2008- Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc., is introducing web2goSM, an intuitive and improved Web browsing experience designed to work across T-Mobile’s portfolio […]

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SFO Press Conference — Blogging For Cameras

November 19th, 2008 · Tags: Airports · Cities

Blogging LIVE from San Francisco International Airport: My name is Kent Pingel … and I am a blogger. And yes, I am nervous … I’ll admit that, committing the cardinal sin of press conferences. AND I have not had my coffee … so that is a dangerous combination … So, let’s just start with an […]

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Southwest Seeks Strategic Position At LaGuardia

November 19th, 2008 · Tags: Airports

This news release just came in … right on time, before the PingWi-Fi event at SFO: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SEEKS RIGHTS TO OPERATE AT LAGUARDIA AIRPORT DALLAS — Nov. 19, 2008 — Southwest Airlines confirmed today that it has submitted a bid that would allow the airline to assume ATA Airlines’ rights to operate at New […]

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Wi-Fi Signs — Everywhere I Look, On Trip To Phoenix

November 18th, 2008 · Tags: Airports · Cities · Coffee Shops

My colleague at PingWi-Fi tells me I am superstitious.  Not so … “just don’t want to take any chances” as my high school coach was prone to repeat. As I headed for the airport this morning, ready to load up for the press conference in San Francisco, there was a big sign.  A police car, […]

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Qualcomm To Distribute Skyhook Wi-Fi Positioning Solution

November 17th, 2008 · Tags: Gadgets

This news release is getting lots of play, and generating a few ideas … Qualcomm To Enable Skyhook Wi-Fi Positioning on pgsOne Platform Skyhook Wi-Fi Positioning System to be Incorporated with Qualcomm gpsOne Technology BOSTON and SAN DIEGO – November 17, 2008 – Skyhook Wireless, maker of the Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and XPS 2.0 […]

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Lone Star International Film Festival Is A Wrap; Tech & Wi-Fi Cameos

November 16th, 2008 · Tags: Arts · Cities

Jokingly, for the final day of the Lone Star International Film Festival, I suggested to my colleague that I would wear my new, #2, Texas Tech jersey in honor of the most exciting football team in the country.  I mean, Tech graciously took a break in their schedule this week, allowing me to focus my […]

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