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December 18, 2007

LOTD for December 18

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:38 pm

By the way, if anyone reading this has Dish Network service, you can call them up and ask for Cinemax for ONE CENT per year for 2 years! The fine print is that you cannot have had Cinemax for the last 6 months and you have to sign up for autopay and paperless billing. Since we already had autopay and paperless billing, a quick phone call got us Cinemax for 2 years (including the High-Def channel!) for two pennies.

2007 was the first year that US households spent more on cell phone service than on landline phone service:
http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/18/technology/cell_phone.ap/index.htm?cnn=yes

More than 2 trillion text messages are expected to be sent next year!
http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2007/12/018385.htm

UCSD graduate student designed “Gizmo”, a robotic device that can save lives by collecting and transmitting in real time the data that emergency personnel (firefighters, police, etc.) need:
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/thisweek/2007/12/10_gizmo.asp

The latest lawsuit against Vonage (this time from Nortel) may end up being more than Vonage can take:
http://web20.telecomtv.com/pages/?newsid=42388&id=e9381817-0593-417a-8639-c4c53e2a2a10

Fortune magazine has an interesting feature on the 101 dumbest moments in business:
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0712/gallery.101_dumbest.fortune/index.html

Instead of sharing a channel, both Noggin and N will get their own channels starting in 2008:
http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003686270

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