Google announces plans to bring fast, free WiFi to cities by converting old phone booths into WiFi hotspots. This project will begin in September, starting with NYC. Google is using one of its start-up companies, Sidewalk Labs, for this task.
Google creates a new start-up company called Sidewalk Labs. Its purpose is to use technology and innovation to improve urban life. Page:
Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage