ALSO NOTED: Free WiFi in Dubai; Dublin businesses love wireless; and much more...

> WiFi comes to the Gulf: Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has launched free wireless Internet service at Dubai International Airport yesterday. Report

> It may be the case that in Seattle and Boston some businesses question whether or not offering free WiFi is good for their bottom line, but in Dublin more and more establishments firmly believe it is. Report

> Google puts its Mountain View's WiFi system through its paces--and it passes the test. Report

> WildPackets shows OmniSpectrum v3.0, a portable 802.11 spectrum analysis solution. Press release

> 3,000 products, including cellular phones, are now Wi-Fi Alliance-certified. Report

> By 27 October, U.S. government agencies and contractors doing business with these agencies will have to come into compliance with the FIPS information processing standard. It is thus good for Cisco that its unified WLAN controllers and APs received National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validation. Report 

And finally... An iPod killer? Microsoft's Zune will cost $299--aggressive pricing for a device aimed to compete with Apple's 30 Gb iPod video; and it comes with a bigger screen, too. Report