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  • Ahold-owned Peapod, the online grocery service, announced that it has begun partnering with Rich Melman’s Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises in the Chicago and Milwaukee markets to sell products from the restaurant company and delivering them to customer’s homes and/or offices.

    Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises operates some 40 casual and upscale restaurants primarily in the Chicago area, and will be selling via Peapod gift cards, cookbooks, coffee, coffee cakes, wines, truffles, steaks, steak sauces, salad dressings and pasta sauces.

  • The city of Philadelphia has announced that the entire city – 135 square miles – will become an Internet “hot spot,” providing wireless high speed Internet access to any subscriber in the city paying about $20 a month. Commercial wi-fi plans generally cost about twice that.

    The goal is to give everyone in the city Internet access, though there is some debate as to whether this is the job of government.

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