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Murtha Calls for Immediate Withdrawal

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over 8 years ago

Well I woke up this morning (ok really late in the morning) and flipped on the TV. Quite the hubbub was going on re: the speech that called for “immediate redeployment of troops in Iraq.” I bit; I hung around for 15 minutes until John Murtha (D-Penn) came on and delivered a mediocre speech calling ...

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The Wireless Battleground

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over 8 years ago

So my RSS aggregator is chock full off 2 weeks of mobiledia news about all the latest and greatest wireless handsets. After reading the Q3 numbers it got me to thinking how the 4 major companies (accounting for 78% market share between them) would compete with each other in Q4 and 2006. So I’m ...

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Targeted Advertising you might not hate!

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over 8 years ago

I really can’t do this one justice, you’re going to have to visit the link on this one. According to mobiledia, PromoTel (one of the main companies behind ring-back tones) is pushing to replace all ring-back tones (the ring ring ring you hear when waiting to connect) with targeted advertisements ...

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The Cell Phone Society

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over 8 years ago

3Q sales have come out as reported by The NPD Group. The prospective numbers are pretty telling. 2 Billion In sales, a 7% percent increase over last quarter, 30% over this quarter last year. Not only do everyone and their grandma now have a cell phone, but many people are buying them like candy ...

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ChangeThis

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over 8 years ago

I have found a good site that I’m exploring called ChangeThis. The main premise is that people crave good intelligent arguments about everything, since we rarely get it in the Media, conversations, or even the blogosphere. So the idea is people will come to the site and post their manifestos. It ...

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Welcome

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over 8 years ago

Meet Tyler Willis. I’m a 19 year old college student, Non-Profit manager, swim instructor, and blogger. This will be my forum for publishing my ideas. Hopefully they will be enlightening, if they aren’t it will give you a first hand look at illusions of grandeur. Here’s to a long crazy ride…