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The Telecom Digest for November 25, 2012
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Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012 00:32:42 -0500 From: danny burstein <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Pakistan halts phone service over terror fear Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.email@example.com> [Al Jazeera] Pakistan halts phone service over terror fear Pakistan has suspended mobile phone services in major cities, a move officials say is necessary to prevent terror attacks from marring Shia Muslim processions. "All the blasts that occurred within the last 15 days were mobile-phone based," Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters on Friday. Mobile and wireless phone services were temporarily blocked in the commercial capital Karachi, the southwestern city of Quetta and in parts of the capital. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said the suspension was likely to continue until Ashura, the climax of the month of Muharram, on Sunday. ======= rest: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/11/20121123234251241975.html _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key firstname.lastname@example.org [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:15:40 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: The Shrewd Shopper Carries a Smartphone Message-ID: <email@example.com> The Shrewd Shopper Carries a Smartphone By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER November 22, 2012 This Black Friday, to the tech-aware go the spoils. Retailers are trying to lure shoppers away from the Internet, where they have increasingly been shopping to avoid Black Friday madness, and back to the stores. The bait is technological tools that will make shopping on the busiest day of the year a little more sane - and give shoppers an edge over their competition. Those with smartphones in hand will get better planning tools, prices and parking spots. Walmart has a map that shows shoppers exactly where the top Black Friday specials can be found. A Mall of America Twitter feed gives advice on traffic and gifts, and the Macy's app sends special deals for every five minutes a shopper stays in a store. "The crazy mad rush to camp out and the crazy mad rush to hit the doorbusters have really made people think, 'I'm just going to stay home on Black Friday,' " said Carey Rossi, editor in chief of ConsumerSearch.com, a review site. "This is going to invite some people back and say, 'You know what? It doesn't have to be that crazy.' " Part of the retailers' strategy is to slap back at online stores like Amazon.com, which last year used apps to pick off shoppers as they browsed in physical stores. But the stores are also recognizing that shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving need not require an overnight wait in line, a helmet and elbow pads. A smartphone gives shoppers enough of an edge. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/technology/the-shrewd-shopper-carries-a-smartphone-on-black-friday.html -or- http://goo.gl/sSYMa
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