Minitel bows out
It was France's first glimpse of an online future. But now, 30 years after it was invented, the wired experiment that foreshadowed the World Wide Web is about to lose its connection once and for all.
posted by Wolof
on Jun 9, 2012 -
ran the telecom company (in a world of cats), it would
sort of look like
look exactly like this. (via the boing)
One of you will spend the evening either transcribing this into English, or putting subtitles on it, I just know you will. Please let me know when you're done.
posted by tomswift
on Sep 14, 2011 -
Internet and telecom infrastructure in northern Canada is so bad it threatens the whole region. That’s the conclusion from a new report
cited in a Globe and Mail article
, which notes: “The government of Nunavut bought new digital cameras to produce photos for driver’s licences. But the photo files were too large for local E-mail systems and so must be loaded onto memory sticks and flown to Iqaluit for processing.” [more inside]
posted by joeclark
on Sep 8, 2011 -
"History Changes". LG Telecom
is Korea's perennial also-ran in the mobile telephone market. Their latest attempt at coming from behind includes another revision to their brand identity: "U+", replacing 2009's "Oz" rebranding effort
. With operating profit down by half since last year
, they are anxious to prove that they are as good as, if not better than, their competitors Korea Telecom (KT) and SK Telecom. Now that they are offering 4G service almost as soon as KT, LG sees itself as making history in the same way Barack Obama did when he demonstrated the equality of everyone in the
Korean telecom market
Text overlay on images of Jim Crow-era American South: "It was utterly impossible for a black person to become the President of the United States."
Voiceover: "History Changes! Beginning with 4G service".
posted by holterbarbour
on Aug 1, 2011 -
[Telecom] has used confusion as its chief marketing tool
from New Zealand's Telecom's CEO is used to set up this mashup
of one of their advertisements. The original had kids praising the company; in this version they're saying they've been shafted. Telecom, naturally, has been trying ever since
to get it off the internet - crying "Copyright!" (mirrors in the comments
posted by slightlybewildered
on May 26, 2006 -
After a grim 4Q04 conference call, focusing on bells and whistles for which there's little evidence of customer demand, it's now reported that TiVo is on the verge of striking a deal with Comcast to integrate TiVo software and services into Comcast's integrated tuner-DVRs. TiVo needs this deal very, very badly...
posted by MattD
on Mar 15, 2005 -
about ways in which telecom companies can take what they have and make it more profitable as opposed to pie in the sky broadband/lifestyle schemes. Some cool ideas.
posted by zeoslap
on Aug 27, 2002 -