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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming customer Wi-Fi hotspots

10/03, 2:44pm

Hotel blocked personal hotspots to force use of own Wi-Fi service

Marriott International has agreed to settle with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the blocking of Wi-Fi networks, by paying a $600,000 fine. The hotel chain was found to be actively blocking its customers from being able to access Wi-Fi networks from within a Nashville resort, except for the one the hotel provides.

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London hotel uses Galaxy S III as room key, remote control

07/27, 8:25am

Samsung project turns handset into concierge service

A hotel in London is using the Samsung Galaxy S III as a combined keycard and remote control system for rooms. Holidy Inn London Stafford City, next to the Olympic Park, teamed with Samsung and Enterprise Alliance Program partner Fingi Inc, to make an app for the handset that provides what has been dubbed an "end-to-end hotel hospitality solution."

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