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Phone Usage: Women Closing the Gap AT&T Inc. has announced that women are catching up with men in cell phone usage, according to an annual poll commissioned by the company. According to the survey of approximately 1,000 users, men average 458 minutes of monthly wireless phone usage, and women average 453 minutes. Historically, the gap […]

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Calling All Good Samaritans Steve Largent congratulates VITA Honoree Clay Moore. Thirteen-year-old Clay Moore, of Parrish, Fla., managed to escape the hands of a child abductor who took him at gunpoint into a wooded area. Once free, Moore walked until he found a farmer with a cell phone who called for help. Moore was one […]

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  Vol 21, No. 8 August 2007   SHOP TALK EMBARQING ON THE CHANNEL MVN-OH-NO? AMPD AFTERMATH RCN AND NEON: A MATCH MADE IN WHOLESALE HEAVEN? NEWS BRIEFS PORTFOLIO HARMONIC CONVERGENCE Despite the high-volume hype, unified communications requires some fine tuning. FIRST CONTACT Contact center system enhancements aim for one-call resolution. TOOLBOX COMPENSATING FOR CHANGE New […]

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Here, Kitty, Kitty Forest guards in the state of Gujarat in western India used cell phones with animal sound ringtones to lure wandering leopards out of human settlements, Reuters reported. As substitution for live bait, such as a goat tied to a tree, the ringtones of cows mooing, goats bleating and roosters crowing proved to […]

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Making a Virtual Living YouTube is rewarding its top content contributors by sharing ad-generated revenue with them. Popular figures such as Lonelygirl 15, HappySlip and Valentina of valsart diary already have gotten some of that money, as well as promotional opportunities. In fact, Valentina has attained her dream of making a living as an artist […]

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Presidential Debates Go Online Only Charlie Rose Yahoo!, The Huffington Post and Slate Magazine will host two online-only presidential debates during the 2008 campaign. The debates will stream from all three Web sites and voters will be able to ask candidates questions directly, in real time. PBS host Charlie Rose will moderate the events, which […]

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Free Your Mind Tired of no one understanding what you want from them? Now theres a machine that will read your mind and do what you want, the first time. For now, though, its all just a game. San Francisco-based Emotiv Systems Inc. has developed a brain-computer interface called Project Epoc that lets players manipulate […]

Hosted PBX: Not Just for Carriers

Hosted PBX: Not Just for Carriers We all understand that the IP PBX is the current generation of voice communications systems, and that it enables convergence of voice and data over a single network. As a service platform, hosted IP PBX is implemented in a service providers data center, but unlike its predecessor, Centrex service, […]

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Inspired by astronaut Lisa Nowak, the Game Show Network has created an online game for lonely hearts suffering from a recent breakup or an unwanted admirer. The cable channel has created Astronaut Moonstalker, an online game about an animated astronaut in a space lander. Collecting items in various caverns, then landing successfully, ends the love […]

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Gain Time, Save Your Electronics If you thought the millennium was going to make your gadgets go haywire, just wait for the expansion of daylight-saving time. Computers, PDAs, video cassette recorders, DVRs, phones, and any other electronic devices that have a time zone setting will require a software update to accommodate the change in daylight-saving […]

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