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Blake Krone

Blake Krone

Cisco CCIE #31229 (Wireless) and CWNE #152, all around tech junkie, code poet. Connecting people with cans and strings.


  1. July 31, 2014 at 7:43 am — Reply

    Great conversation about an interesting market space in stadiums. I’ve been following the stadium Wi-Fi thing myself for a few years now, and marvel at the differences at the pro level where pockets are ridiculously deep and what those of us in higher ed are trying to do with more conservative budgets, Then there’s the minor leagues, soccer/rugby, etc if you’re willing to look outside of the US when defining the market. I took a stab at providing a sense of perspective on stadium counts in my own blog here

  2. August 17, 2014 at 5:42 am — Reply

    Actually, the principle of Republic is very similar to that of Scratch: It’s an actual phone with an actual phone number and it works like a regular smartphone except on Wi-Fi. The idea is that you’re inside of (free or home or office) Wi-Fi 80-90% of the time – so you don’t need a cellular network for much. And if you do, you can get 5-dollar scratch-cards. I think it’s a powerful idea and it appeals to cost-conscious consumers.

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