Google puts free Wi-Fi in 47 airports for the holidays (plus theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re matching charitable donations)
Well, the spirit of giving arrived a little early this year! For my birthday last month, Google announced it was partnering to offer free Wi-Fi on all Virgin America flights until January 15th. Great, thanks Google, now I have to check the feeds even while flying at 500MPH. But I guess that wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t enough kindness to satisfy the Goog.
TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just announced that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to be extending the free Wi-Fi to 47 entire airports. And not only that, but thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a raft of giveaways, charity matching, and other nonsense in the bargain as well. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m starting to think that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not Ã¢â‚¬Å“DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be evilÃ¢â‚¬Â so much as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Give away enough stuff that people forget about the evil.Ã¢â‚¬Â Maybe thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disingenuous. In fact, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure it is. Oh well, Ã¢â‚¬â„¢tis the season for moral ambiguity.
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