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McDonald's to Announce Internet Expansion

McDonald’s Corp. MCD.N plans to announce a big rollout of wireless Internet service in about 75 restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported. McDonald’s, the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said in March that it would team up with Intel Corp. INTC.O to market wireless Web connectivity in some of its restaurants. It started the push with 10 sites in Manhattan. Several restaurants and retailers, including Borders Group BGP.N and Starbucks Corp. SBUX.O have started to make wireless “hotspots” available at their locations. The hotspots, which use Wi-Fi, or wireless fidelity, let people surf the Web and check e-mail when they’re within a few hundred feet of a transmitter. Full Story

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