Jack Shafer, the Reuters columnist, wrote last year that Graham family should spin off the Washington Post newspaper from the company of the same name. As the buyer he suggested Michael Bloomberg. “Not so crazy an idea,” I said on the Solomon Scandals site and in the Georgetown Dish. Now the spin-off will become a reality, except that the billionaire is instead Jeff [...]
In another small step toward becoming a national Internet service provider, Google has partnered with The Chelsea Improvement Company in the city of New York to provide free public Wi-Fi.
Google expects to serve hundreds of thousands of people per year in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, where its offices have been located for the past six years. Wi-Fi coverage is now available between Gansevoort St. and 19 St. from 8th Ave to the West Side Highway, and includes the Chelsea Triangle, 14th Street Park and Gansevoort Plaza.