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Google next in line to break out a tablet?

- News Staff Reports

GOOGLE COULD BE the latest tech titan to be touting a tablet.

On the heels of Microsoft’s Surface launch, Google is rumored to be announcing a 7-inch Android tablet at its developer conference later this week.

According to a report from Gizmodo Australia, the tablet will be called Nexus 7. It is expected to be the first device to run Google’s next Android OS, Jelly Bean.

Google’s gadget is said to be priced at $199 for an 8 GB model and $249 for 16 GB.

Gizmodo claims to have gotten details on the Google tablet from a training document.

In the meantime, Google Offers will be sponsoring free Wi-Fi in New York City

Protection for Poochie

While health care is a hot-button issue these days, a growing number of companies are providing health insurance as an incentive to workers and prospectiv­e employees — for their pets. this summer through an agreement with Boingo Wireless.

New Yorkers and Big Apple visitors can access free Wi-Fi at select subway stations and at more than 200 Boingo hot zones throughout Manhattan.

One in every three Fortune 500 corporatio­ns now offer Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), one of the largest providers of pet health insurance, as a voluntary benefit, according to VPI.

Employees who work for a a company with VPI Pet Insurance are eligible for a 5% discount on their policy premium, with plans starting at $14 per month and averaging $25 to $35 monthly.

Many companies allow employees to pay their premiums through payroll deduction. Employers or brokers looking for more informatio­n

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Everything’s on the table at Javits

Restaurant and bar owners will be feasting on new products and services at the 13th annual Bar and Restaurant Show.

The two-day event, which starts Tuesday, will take place at the Javits Center and will feature 205 exhibitors.

Thousands of reps from restaurant­s, nightclubs, bars, taverns and hotels are expected to check out the products and attend seminars.

Admission for the show floor exhibits is $55 and $175 for the exhibits plus a seminar series. Tickets can be purchased at thebarandr­estaurants­, by calling (800) 243-9774 or at the door.

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