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In-Flight WiFi Is the Most Interesting Tech News Story of 2009

Best of 2009 Winner: Most Interesting Tech News Story

Tech news moves at a fast pace, so there's never a shortage of new, interesting, sometimes strange stories. This year, I chose a few of the most interesting stories for my Best of 2009 poll, and the results were close! According to you, the best tech news story of the year is in-flight WiFi.

I'd have to agree with the results, though social network-induced drama came in a close second. The in-flight WiFi trend went mainstream with Virgin America's introduction of the service late last year, and now a number of airlines offer the service. Especially now during the busy holiday travel season, it seems at least one person I know has a status messages on Gchat or IM stating, "I'm in the sky!" or "In-flight WiFi." In fact, I actually did this myself just the other day. Even though I'm used to being wired nearly everywhere I go, there's something awesomely futuristic about using the Internet on an airplane, don't you think?

I can't believe it's already the end of 2009 — be sure to check out more of this year's award winners!

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