Ages ago, we used to think of Google as just a web search engine. The ability to pinpoint searches into answers has become an invaluable tool and just like a living organism, Google continues to feed on inputs of users and content around an endless sea of content to become better at finding search results to even abstract questions.
What happens when one of the largest coffee serving companies teams up with one of the largest cloud companies? We’ll find out soon as Google has partnered with Starbucks to provide free WiFi to studious customers, screenwriters, and techy hobos throughout it’s 7000 stores in the US starting in August.
Providing internet access during natural disasters has become critical as demonstrated by Hurricane Sandy, but Starbucks also has to balance it’s offerings to customers/visitors that enjoy the free service (currently provided by AT&T).
Google claims WiFi speeds will go up 10x in most areas and 100x in it’s Google Fiber areas.
Hopefully neighboring residents/business will be able to reap the benefits of Google’s WiFi coverage while enjoying other preferred brands of coffee.
We hit the second round of Google Android’s 10 Billion Download Sale.
UPDATE: Seems some of the Apps from yesterday’s sale is still active for 10 cents, take a look at the previous list while you still can! We don’t know if this is intentional or they haven’t removed it from the list yet.
Today we find the following apps for the low cost of 10 cents:
Life Without Wires! Sync your iTunes music & videos over WiFi with AirSync.
The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle kicks off a new line of Berenstain Bears omBooks for your Android device.
Beautiful set of widgets including clock+weather, with some toggles. Beautiful set of Widgets containing clock widget, clock and weather widget, weather widgets, date widgets and toggle widgets with skins/themes support! Now with more widgets and layouts!
Celebrate the wonders of Christmas – in true 3-D! The creators of your favorite Live Wallpapers are delighted to bring you another 3D Live wallpaper especially for Christmas. Celebrate the Holidays every time you use your device, in true 3-D!
Play the most addictive Golf game to ever hit the Android Market! No clubs. No rules. Just flick, spin and curve your shots to try and sink that perfect hole in one. Watch out for the usual hazards: bunkers, trees, sand… and of course the wind!
The worldwide smash hit game Fruit Ninja is now available on Android!
Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash.
NFL Rivals is an intense arcade football experience like no other. Choose your NFL team and support them throughout the 2012 season. Every time you play, your score gets uploaded to your team’s global ranking. Can you drive them to the top?
Read It Later lets you save any web page or video on your phone, tablet, or browser to view later – even offline – in an easy-to-read interface. It automatically syncs your queue across all your devices on Android, iPhone/iPad, Chrome and Firefox. A great way to take advantage of commute or travel time.
THE DIRT-ROAD RACING GAME YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Reckless Racing blends the finest top-down racer style with HD-quality graphics that are so stunning you’ll shout, “Oowee!” Skid, slip, and slide through down-and-dirty racetracks with precision controls, and challenge friends in online multiplayer. Hold on tight and get ready to go. This here is Reckless Racing! Yeehaw!
THE DIRT-ROAD RACING GAME YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Reckless Racing blends the finest top-down racer style with HD-quality graphics that are so stunning you’ll shout, “Oowee!” Skid, slip, and slide through down-and-dirty racetracks with precision controls, and challenge friends in online multiplayer. Hold on tight and get ready to go. This here is Reckless Racing! Yeehaw! * Xperia PLAY optimized *
The best selling smart phone astronomy app comes to Android! Now you can have a virtual star chart in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your Android device* to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
Source: Android Market