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March 2007

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Dreaming Of Headsets

March 29, 2007

Not sure I should admit this in public, but I had a bizarre dream last night involving headsets. A worldwide crisis had broken out because wireless headset users everywhere were receiving alarming alien messages from outer space over their headsets. Unfortunately, the phone here at TMC was ringing off the hook with peeved headset users asking us why we hadn't notified them that this was likely to happen with the purchase of a wireless headset.

There was even one PARTICULAR brand of headset involved, but diplomacy, not to mention personal dignity, will keep me from identifying the company.

The brain is a strange organ, no?


Vonage Injunction

March 23, 2007

A federal judge today issued a permanent injunction against Vonage due to cited use of Verizon Communications' patents (found to be the case in a previous jury decision).

The judge said "he will not formally enter the injunction for another two weeks while he considers Vonage’s request to stay the injunction. Vonage is requesting a stay of either 120 days or until its appeal is heard," according to MSNBC.

Great. Time to find another carrier.

Read the full article here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17756147/


Show Your CRM Excellence!

March 5, 2007

The application process is now open for the 8th Annual CRM Excellence Awards, a chance for CRM solutions and services providers to demonstrate that they help their customers provide the best CRM in the world. We know you're out there...you just need to show us your stuff.

Information about applying for this award may be found at http://www.tmcnet.com/tmc/poty/Default.aspx?awardid=28


Media Blackout

March 2, 2007

The Associated Press has revealed that it recently put a week-long media blackout on any and all Paris Hilton stories for a week. To see if anyone would notice. Apparently, not only did no one care, the only attention the move got was praise. I think AP should put it in place permanently.


March 1, 2007

Reading TMCnet's Beverly Maniago's article on the two MySpace hackers this morning made me angry. Not the article...the lack of jail time for these two bottom-feeders. The two young men, aged 19 and 20 (I erased the original description of the pair I typed), tried to extort money out of MySpace and threatened to distribute code that would allow users to track other users (potentially giving personal information to dangerous stalkers, criminals, child predators, rapists, etc.) The two were nabbed in a sting operation by the Secret Service. (Luckily, they were the stupid kind of criminals.)

They avoided jail time and ended up with community service and fines.

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