NEW YORK - NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square has become a new hotspot for free WiFi access.

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The Times Square Alliance hopes the free wireless Internet access will give the thousands of visitors and workers who pass through the city's "crossroads of the world" each day a new reason to dawdle. The local business group and Yahoo unveiled the service on Tuesday.

Yahoo has donated one year of WiFi service and designed a home page where users are directed to a listing of Times Square events and businesses. Users can then access other Internet sites.