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JetBlue is finally launching Wifi, public Wi-Fi comes to Harlem, and Norway's public library is putting all its books online for free.

Rachel Pincus
  • 12 december 2013

Fab triumphed over German business copycats but lost steam in the process. BusinessWeek

Uruguay is legalizing the production and sale of cannabis. The Guardian

Norway is digitizing all the books in its national library and making them free to read online. The Verge

Harlem is about to get a huge free public wifi hotspot. ANIMAL New York

JetBlue finally launched inflight wifi – and the basic version will be free to all passengers. GigaOM

International Space Station denizens are getting French food from Alain Ducasse next summer. Luxuo

A French cafe offers a significant discount to customers who say “please.” The Guardian

Spotify competitor Rdio now serves 51 countries. Engadget

Nest has 100 patents guaranteed, 200 more on file with the USPTO and another 200 ready to file. TechCrunch

An Ericsson report says biometric smartphones like the iPhone 5S will be mainstream next year. BusinessInsider

Net-A-Porter is producing a print magazine. Luxury Daily

Vice Media has bought Carrot Media to experiment with content distribution. The New York Times

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