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Obama’s VP text = an extra $118m for US operators?

So reckons Scott M. Fulton of BetaNews. If Sprint’s early estimates are accurate and if they’re reflective of other carriers’ traffic on the day Sen. Barack Obama announced his running mate, the resulting flow of text message traffic on the nation’s networks could theoretically have generated more than $118 million in extra revenue for the […]

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Obama screws up VP text message. Stupid.

Morra Aarons-Mele, writing in The Guardian’s Comment Is Free, reports that she knew the Vice President’s identity two hours before her exclusive text message arrived from the Obama campaign. Why? It was reported on CNN. (See our original coverage of the concept.) Crazy. The whole point of the Obama VP text scenario was, I thought, […]

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Obama will announce Vice President position by SMS

FINALLY! FINALLY they’re getting it. The US polling geniuses are deploying the medium of text properly. It’s been a real annoyance of mine for a while. Over here in the UK, we’ve more or less got no clue. (I refer you to Tony Blair’s Big Conversation rubbish a while ago — 35p a text I […]