allow in-flight WiFi access gate-to-gate.
announced a program to take unused TV spectrum whitespace, and repurpose it for use. By creating a spectrum database, Google hopes to allow third parties to use spectrum as needed, and let device manufacturers let the database know when there is unused whitespace available.
Google's long-term aspirations, aside from becoming the world's repository of information, is to help get everyone on the planet connected to the Internet. The company has rather quietly started a service in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta that will let netizens connect to the Internet in an easier, or at least more affordable, way.
Google has a new initiative called Project Loon. In what many are calling internet balloons or WiFi blimps Google will be delivering internet using these WiFi-equipped balloons and floating them over emerging markets. They've been testing in parts of Africa and New Zealand, but this week took flight in California too.
WiFi has long been available at Starbucks locations and while that is not going away, there will soon be a change in providers. Basically, it looks like Google will be taking things over from AT&T and while Starbucks visitors will still be able to get their free WiFi fix, it does look like there will be some improvements.