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Help Gets Texted in for Haitian People

Good job people! Check this out below.

Cellphone users in the United States have contributed more than $11 million to Haitian earthquake relief through text messages in what is being hailed as an unprecedented mobile response to a natural disaster.

The Mobile Giving Foundation called it a “mobile-giving record” for funds raised for a single cause. Donations are rising swiftly, it said, as former President Bill Clinton and other politicians urge the American people to give.

Jim Manis, chief executive officer of the foundation helping to manage cellphone donations, said it was receiving up to 10,000 text messages per second. The foundation said more than $11 million has been donated.

Cellphone users can donate $5 to Haiti-born hip-hop musician Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting the word “Yele” to 501501, or they can donate $10 to other nonprofit organizations, such as the American Red Cross, by texting the word “Haiti” to a specified number, like 90999.

The donation is charged to a user’s cellphone bill.

The American Red Cross said it has received more than $9 million in donations from more than 900,000 mobile phone users. Keep reading.

This reminds me of a favorite movie line, unrelated but related – you’ll see (or hear).

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January 16, 2010 Posted by | Did you know? | , , | Leave a comment

AT&T To Suck Less?

It seems there’s a little race going on with Verizon, and now AT&T is responding with some new rates. I need to a minute to digest the details but in the meantime, here are a few high-level details:

  • Feature Phone customers now have the option of unlimited talk plans for $69.99 a month per person or $119.99 a month for a family plan with two lines included. The unlimited texting plans remain $20 a month for individuals or $30 a month for the Family Talk plan.
  • Quick Messaging Device customers may now choose unlimited talk for $69.99, and Family Talk customers may choose unlimited talk for $119.99 per month (two lines included). These plans require a minimum of $20 per month for individual plans and $30 per month for Family Talk plans in texting and/or Web browsing packages for new and upgrading customers.
  • All smartphone customers, including iPhone owners, can now buy unlimited voice and data for $99.99. For smartphone customers with Family Talk plans, unlimited voice and data is now available for $179.99 (two lines included). Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals, $30 for Family Talk Plans.

Read more over here, won’t ya?

January 16, 2010 Posted by | Did you know?, technology | , | Leave a comment

This Kinda Looks ‘Kick Ass’

A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings KICK-ASS to the big screen. KICK-ASS tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. The trailer is pretty damned funny, enjoy!

Release Date: 4/16/10

January 16, 2010 Posted by | Movies | , | Leave a comment

Sandra Bullocks Wants to F Meryl Streep

So, maybe that’s not entirely true. Ok, maybe that’s not even a little bit true but still, it’s a pleasant thought as they’re both hotties and just lovely actresses, right? I mean, Sandra in 28 Days and most recently The Blind Side, and Meryl in…well, just about anything.

Here they are recently at the Critics Awards or something like that and a little hot-pocketing took place. After the jump, check out a scene from 28 Days, a great film.

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January 16, 2010 Posted by | Commentary, Movies | , , , , | Leave a comment