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Gangplank’s Vision – LINK

“Building the company and having people come to the company, those days are over,” he said. “The good companies, the Googles and Facebooks of the world, go to where the good people are.”

This is the vision of Gangplank, a nonprofit group Neighbors co-founded that offers free space for technology professionals to come together, share ideas and develop products and business models. The community recently moved into a 6,600-square-foot facility at 260 S. Arizona Ave.”

“It is business with attitude, but also with an altruistic purpose: collaboration above competition.”

via Gangplank’s vision: innovation through collaboration – East Valley Tribune – Arizona Local News.

The East Valley Tribune highlights Gangplank and their move to the new location in downtown Chandler.

What Do You Want in a Coffee House? -LINK

Housed in an old San Francisco warehouse, Four Barrel Coffee — with its vintage record player, 53-year-old coffee roasting machine, tables hewn from recycled wood and wall of mounted boar heads — calls one of the world’s most wired cities home.

But don’t expect to get an Internet connection there.

via Coffeehouses unplugging Internet access to reconnect with customers – latimes.com.

Coffee shops in California are turning off the Wi-Fi connection in favor of an atmosphere were patrons interact with each other.

What are your thoughts? Is Wi-Fi a must have for a coffee shop, or do you go there looking for a different experience?