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Submission + - Free Wifi in BP gas stations

rite_m writes: NYT reports that BP will start offering free Wifi in its gas stations. The business model? Quote: The gas stations can "use Wi-Fi as a way to cause consumers to be more sticky", said David Callisch, a spokesman for Ruckus Wireless, which is based in Sunnyvale, Calif. He's not talking about the restroom floors. "People go to the gas station and you can get them to stay longer," he said. "Wi-Fi quickly becomes a money-making opportunity for them."

Submission + - Chrome out of Beta, plans to support extensions

rite_m writes: Google has taken of the 'beta' label out of Chrome with the latest update. Their blog lists major improvements like: speed, stability and better bookmark management. More interestingly, they seem to have plans to support Firefox-like extensions. The listed use-cases for extensions include content flitering (Adblock, Flashblock, Privacy control, Parental control).

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