Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Rick Mercer pokes some fun at Research In Motion

2012, Feb 8th

Rick Mercer being Canadian and no stranger to poking fun at RIM in the past — is at it again with his latest video. Rick kicked things off a few years back with the always funny “BlackBerry Helmet” video but the latest video has him loving his iPhone and then all of a sudden returning to his beloved BlackBerry. You’ll have to watch the video to find out why. We’ll let Rick slide on this one as we know for a fact he’s still a BlackBerry user.

Source: MobileSyrup

 

Clermont Teen Sent 35,000 Texts in a Month

2009, Feb 17th

Clermon, FL — A Clermont man is lucky Sprint offers an unlimited text messaging plan.

Brad Cox’s 14-year-old daughter, Emilee, sent or received more that than 35,000 messages a month twice in the past year. Cox called the Orlando Sentinel to report his daughter’s excessive texting after reading an article on the Web about a California girl who had topped more than 14,000.

Emilee’s highest month was June, when she tallied 35,463 messages, or about 1,182 a day. She attributed the June spike to constantly trading text messages with friends while she was at cheerleading camp.

A spokeswoman for Sprint confirmed the number of messages. Cox says as long as his daughter continues to get good grades, he doesn’t have a problem with her texting.

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The Booty Call

2009, Feb 17th

Baby CenterSacramento, CA — It’s a booty call that comes via text message. It’s from a California company in the baby-making business. It’s using technology to help get couples in the bedroom.

Nancy Evars is on the go.

“I’m never at home,” says Evars. “I’m always going to car pool, I work part time.”

Nancy and her husband want to have a 4th child, but are so busy that they sometimes forget when to try.

“I don’t really quite have time to be thinking about this all of the time like I was when I was pregnant the first times,” said Evars.

That’s where Baby Center’s Booty Caller comes in. You heard me right, Booty Caller. The phone application sends texts to women when they are likely to be ovulating.

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Russian Businessman Trademarks ;-) Emoticon

2009, Feb 17th

Moscow — How much would you pay for a ;-)?

A Russian businessman has trademarked the emoticon — or combination of punctuation marks — used to convey a wink in text messages and e-mail.

Oleg Teterin, president of the mobile ad company Superfone, said Thursday he doesn’t plan on tracking down individual users following the decision by the federal patent agency.

“I want to highlight that this is only directed at corporations, companies that are trying to make a profit without the permission of the trademark holder,” he said in comments to NTV.

Companies will be sent legal warnings if they use the symbol without his permission, he said.

“Legal use will be possible after buying an annual license from us,” he was quoted by Kommersant as saying. “It won’t cost that much — tens of thousands of dollars.”

He also said since other similar emoticons — :-) or ;) or :) — resemble the one he has trademarked, use of those symbols could also fall under his ownership.

Other Russian Internet entrepreneurs reacted to the effort predictably —

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