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Monday P.M. Report

Metro Transit launches rider loyalty program, med-tech firm Biotel sold for $11M in second go-around, and free holiday Wi-Fi on Delta.

Metro Transit launches rider loyalty program: Metro Transit has launched a new points-based loyalty program called Ride to Rewards. The program, which launched Nov. 2, is one of the first of its kind in the nation in the public-transportation industry. Metro Transit said in a news release that 2,000 riders enrolled in the first week. Read full story

Med-tech firm Biotel sold for $11M; second go-around with same suitor: Med-tech firm Biotel Inc.’s deal to be sold to a Pennsylvania company is on again, more than a year after a previous acquisition agreement between the businesses fell apart. This time, the purchase price is set at $11 million, about $3 million less than the buyer, CardioNet, had agreed to pay in 2009. As part of the deal, the companies settled a lawsuit that was scheduled to head to trial on Monday over the previous failed acquisition. Read full story

Free holiday Wi-Fi on Delta: Delta and Google are joining forces to offer free web surfing in the sky during the holidays. Delta Air Lines and Google said today they will offer free in-flight Wi-Fi to customers on Delta flights equipped with Gogo Inflight Internet service between Nov. 20 and Jan. 2. Delta has about 540 Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft — about two-thirds of its fleet. Read full story