ALSO NOTED: Free WiFi in Portland; New enterprise communication products unveiled; and much more...

> MetroFi is building a $15 million, 134 square mile "free" WiFi network in Portland, Oregon (population: 560,000); it is launching its initial network today. Report

> Colubris unveils a new line of products designed to meet enterprise communications needs, including those that facilitate robot and plant equipment connectivity. Report

And finally... It is good to be a resident of Manchester City these days: The Manchester United soccer club is at the top of the Premier League table, with youngsters Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, as well as veterans such as Gary Neville and Paul Scholes, in top form on the pitch; and now the city has decided to build a WiFi network which will cover 90 percent of the greater metro area and will be free to residents. Report