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Entries from October 2008

Bob Schieffer’s America, Part II — Presidential Observations

October 31st, 2008 · Tags: Politics

In part one of the interview with CBS News luminary Bob Schieffer, the focus was his recent role as content cop (moderator) of the final McCain/Obama debate.  In our discussion he proved to be the quintessential journalist – opinionated when appropriate, but objective, like his gathering and reporting of the news. Now with just a […]

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Hallowed, Shakey Ground: Southwest to South Padre International Music Festival

October 31st, 2008 · Tags: Airports · Arts

It’s so Halloween. As I was driving to Dallas’ Love Field, getting ready to hop on the Love airline, I heard on KRLD radio that there were at least two earthquakes overnight, just south of DFW Airport in the 3-point range.  Dang!  Ground turbulence! I can just hear the conversation in the cockpit, “Someone hold […]

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CBS’ Bob Schieffer Debates Web 2.0 Reporting, Assesses Presidential Politics

October 27th, 2008 · Tags: Politics · Satire

“We’ve talked about 20 minutes, so I think you have enough,” he said, abruptly ending a great conversation in a phone interview last week. But CBS News icon Bob Schieffer had been gracious to grant an interview just a couple of weeks after he moderated the final presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, […]

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Does It Get Any Better?” Kudos To Steve Rubel, Micro Persuasion

October 27th, 2008 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Satire · Uncategorized

Quickly, we pause to send a shout out to Steve Rubel, communications guru: … thanks for the mention Steve, back at yah! Check out Steve’s site and sign up for his daily communiques for the best in Internet strategies. My opinion: Rubel introduced the PR world to the potential of Web 2.0, and he […]

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ESPN … Who Could’ve Said It Better In Texas Tech Game?

October 25th, 2008 · Tags: Satire · Sports

No one … and I mean no one is a bigger fan than PingWi-Fi when it comes to obscure rock ‘n’ roll references! So, did you catch the roving reporter on ESPN during the Texas Tech vs. Kansas football game? His name is Rob Stone … but I am going to just go ahead and […]

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Wi-Fi Planet Reports Students Rush To ‘Wi-Phi’ Fraterity

October 25th, 2008 · Tags: Satire

Mentor Naomi Graychase, editor and chief slam poet at Wi-Fi Planet, wrote a nice piece … College Students Say, “I Want My Wi-Fi” By Naomi Graychase MTV is fine, but for the Google Generation, the more fervent refrain is, “I want my Wi-Fi.” In a poll conducted earlier this year, the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) learned […]

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Nimble iPhone “Bogarts” Hotspot Connections, Shuns HP Laptop

October 24th, 2008 · Tags: Coffee Shops · Gadgets · Satire

I just saw a Google Alert — “code word” Wi-Fi — about everyone’s favorite … the iPhone.  The article in the alert questions whether or not people are experiencing problems getting on Wi-Fi networks with the iPhone.

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Audi Goes Digital … What, No Wi-Fi?

October 23rd, 2008 · Tags: Gadgets · Sports

Sweet tunes for sweet rides … Audi to Expand Audio Offerings with HD Radio™ Technology HERNDON, Va., Oct 22, 2008  –  Providing drivers with a heightened entertainment experience, Audi of America today announced plans to offer HD Radio technology as a standard feature in many of its vehicles beginning with 2011 models, which will start […]

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T-Mobile ‘G-Whiz Kids’ Launch G1 Android Phone, Loaded To Google

October 22nd, 2008 · Tags: Gadgets

And now for something entirely different (news release): T-Mobile Launches the Highly Anticipated T-Mobile G1 Following Strong Pre-Sales Demand, the T-Mobile G1 with Google Goes on Sale Today Online and at Select Retail Stores Nationwide BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 22, 2008—T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the national availability of the highly anticipated T-Mobile G1 with […]

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Too Much Word Fun: Boingo-Mo Bundled With Moto Q Smartphone

October 20th, 2008 · Tags: Gadgets

Google Alerts brought the following news item to our attention: LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Boingo Wireless Inc., the global market leader in Wi-Fi, announces that Boingo Mobile is available on Motorola’s Wi-Fi enabled Motorola MOTO Q 11 smartphone. The newly announced MOTO Q 11 is the first Motorola phone to be […]

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