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For many of us, the rise of texting means that we don’t need to stutter our way through embarrassing voicemails – and that’s taking a toll on the number of voicemails that are being left. According to research Vonage provided for USA Today, this July saw an 8% drop in left voicemails from the year before, and a 14% drop in voicemails that were listened to by people who received them. Of course, the research covers only Vonage customers, but something’s clearly up (well, down) with voicemail. USA Today is pointing to texts and transcription services (which convert audio... Read more...
The staggering size of the Olympics is doing more than congesting London's street traffic - it's hampering data traffic, as well. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleading with fans to reduce the number of tweets and texts they're sending, as the data usage has actually started to interfere with the games. Fans are asked to keep their social media updates to ones that are "urgent." The most noticeable effect of the intense mobile device traffic is that reporters and the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) were having trouble providing up-to-date information about the men's cycling race... Read more...