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Internet cafe

A retail establishment that rents computers by the hour. Also called a "cybercafe," the first Internet cafes started in Europe in the mid-1990s and offered coffee and dessert like a regular coffee shop. Venues may also sell a variety of accessories and gadgets. In South Korea, one of the most high-tech countries in the world, there are thousands of cybercafes.


The First Internet Cafe
In 1995, CYBERCAFE opened on West 49th Street in New York and also offered printing, scanning and faxing services as well as hats, T-shirts and jackets. (Images courtesy of CyberCafe, Inc.)


The First Internet Cafe
In 1995, CYBERCAFE opened on West 49th Street in New York and also offered printing, scanning and faxing services as well as hats, T-shirts and jackets. (Images courtesy of CyberCafe, Inc.)
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Theberge's City Cyber Cafe in Liberty Plaza in Springfield was closed by the city for failure to have a proper license - entertainment and common victualer, according to The Republican in Springfield.
Finally, with the help of government funding and the expertise of Heart of England training staff, anyone over the age of 19 in Coventry and Warwickshire who would like to learn how to use the web or get to grips with e-mail can book themselves on daily courses at the cyber cafe.
But David Wallis, a landlord who owns property next door to the cyber cafe, said that when the teens are done playing video games, then problems start.
In his previous role as Vice President of the iWay cyber cafe business, he was instrumental in leading their transformation from Internet browsing centers to becoming e-stores by introducing break-through alliances and initiatives.
Just cut out the voucher and take it to the Cyber Cafe and you will be able to get two hours surfing the net on the latest hi-tech computers for the price of one - a saving of pounds 2.
Now, thanks to Kenilworth Rotary Club, which funded the project, a cyber cafe will be officially opened next week at Rickerby's, Kenilworth Community Place.
We decided to put the project on hold because budgets were tight but this generous donation means we can go ahead with the cyber cafe.
Members of a heritage group formed to try to save the old Coventry Theatre have turned their attentions to the future with plans to open a cyber cafe in the city.
CHENNAI, India -- Sify Limited (Nasdaq:SIFY), a leader in Consumer Internet and Enterprise Services in India with global delivery capabilities, announced that the number of hours of its games played online at its iWay cyber cafe chain grew by over 100% during the last financial year.
The newly designed interior also features a cyber cafe, art gallery, individual and collaborative study rooms for students, and research space for faculty, including offices dedicated to PhD candidates who will begin pursuing doctorate degrees in Accounting and Business at Bentley in the fall.
For example, the 21,000 plus computers in Sify's over 3100 strong iWay cyber cafe chain across 149 cities are remotely monitored and managed by a team of just 12 engineers using an application developed by Sify's Technology team.
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