Devicescape: Profiting From Other People's Wi-Fi

Devicescape eases data traffic by tapping into public hotspots
"There's a huge network that's been hiding in plain sight," says Devicescape CEO Fraser. "Why not use it?" Photograph by Mathew Scott for Bloomberg Businessweek

If you’re a MetroPCS cell-phone customer, chances are much of your smartphone activity runs not through billion-dollar networks of cell towers but through the $80 Wi-Fi router down at the local library.

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