Hearst's new 46-story building in New York designed for Wi-Fi top to bottom: The 856,000-square-foot tower has distributed antennas, allowing the wireless Wi-Fi and cellular access points and base stations to live centrally. There are eight antennas per floor and 280 Cisco APs serving the building. Internal cell base stations allow in-building use; it took six to eight months to light up the cell service.
Samsung shows digital photo frame: They demonstrated 8- and 12-inch versions that aren't yet released. At €229 for a 7-inch version that will be released in May, I have to think that prices have to plunge for people to invest in this sort trinket. Reminds me of the "every kitchen will have a computer to manage recipes" maxim of years past.
Rockland County, NY, considers Wi-Fi: Wants some free access for some residents, facilities.
Meraki mini, minimized: Netequality repackages Meraki Mini Repeater, designed for inexpensive mesh networking, into a form factor that incorporates power, guts, and antenna, and plugs right into a wall socket. $79. (It doens't have powerline networking built in; that would be a nice upgrade.)
Roadside spies: The Times of London reports on what all those boxes with cameras and antennas all over Britain are about. Only one of the boxes they identify contains a Wi-Fi transceiver.
T-Mobile about to launch national converged calling? Business 2.0 has a tiny item without much detail that says that HotSpot@Home is about to launch. It's a confusing item to me, because the service--converged Wi-Fi and cell voice calling in one handset and on one plan--launched commercially in Washington State last year. "Rolling out" ostensibly means "extending it to other/all markets."