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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:12:39 +0000 (UTC) From: email@example.com (Garrett Wollman) To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Only Seven Percent of TV Households Rely on Over-the-Air Signals according to CEA Study Message-ID: <email@example.com> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Neal McLain <email@example.com> wrote: >I wrote : >| Does "I can switch over in just these sorts of cases" mean >| that you have to take some separate action (such as pushing a >| different button on the remote) to make the switch? If so, >| it's not "seamless" in the sense that Gordon Burditt and I use >| the word. > >Garrett Wolman wrote : >| It means that I would have to enable the OTA channels that I >| have previously disabled. [snip] > >You still haven't answered my question: >| Does "I can switch over in just these sorts of cases" mean >| that you have to take some separate action (such as pushing a >| different button on the remote) to make the switch?" > >It certainly sounds to me like "I would have to enable the OTA channels that I >have previously disabled" means that you have to take some separate action, Yes, because I previously disabled them. *It does not come like that*. I, personally, made the choice to disable them, and if I wanted to watch the broadcast channels for some reason, I would have to reverse that setting. -GAWollman -- Garrett A. Wollman | What intellectual phenomenon can be older, or more oft firstname.lastname@example.org| repeated, than the story of a large research program Opinions not shared by| that impaled itself upon a false central assumption my employers. | accepted by all practitioners? - S.J. Gould, 1993
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:54:27 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Why Millennial Media Bought Jumptap: The Mobile Ad Market Is Going Automated Message-ID: <email@example.com> Why Millennial Media Bought Jumptap: The Mobile Ad Market Is Going Automated Company Hopes to Launch Mobile Exchange in Q4 By: Tim Peterson Published: August 15, 2013 Advertising Age Mobile advertising is hot. But mobile ad networks are struggling. There's no clearer example of that than Millennial Media, which became the first publicly-traded mobile ad network in 2012. But while mobile seems to be working for some -- ie: Facebook -- Millennial Media's stock is down 47% since it listed in March 2012. Wall Street isn't wild about the fact that its ability to grow is closely tied to headcount as deals as the majority of Millennial's business is still people striking deals with publishers and advertisers. Millennial Media CEO Paul Palmieri On Tuesday, Millennial completed a deal in hopes of changing that, paying $225 million in stock for a one-time competitor, Jumptap. Once a mobile ad network, Jumptap changed course two years ago to embrace an automated approach, reinventing itself as firm selling direct-response advertisers and agencies tools to buy mobile ads in real-time auctions. ... http://adage.com/PRIVOXY-FORCE/article/digital/millennial-media-s-ad-exchange-follow-jumptap-acquisition/243675/
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:05:20 -0400 From: unknown <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: MetroPCS 4G Service Issues Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> T wrote: > In article <email@example.com>, > firstname.lastname@example.org says... >> >> T wrote: >>> In article <email@example.com>, >>> mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net says... >>> >>> [Moderator snip] >>>> What drove you to MetroPCS, if I may be so bold as to ask? >>> >>> The pricing. I was paying $50 a month for basic service on T-Mobil - for >>> the same money I got unlimited 4G service for voice, text and net >>> through MetroPCS. >>> >>> I've got two phones with them now - any my bill for the month right now? >>> $90. I'm loving that. >> >> I have a pre-paid T-Mobile that does not work in my basement office near >> exit 114 of the Garden State Parkway. However, I do get AT&T in the >> basement so I'm probably going to switch my unlocked T-Mobile over to >> AT&T. My cost with either one is about $100 per year so price is not an >> issue but dependable service is. > > That's really odd. T-Mobil used to be Voicestream which used to be > OmniPoint. > > They built out along all the major and secondary highways. So if your > office is near the GSP you should have service. > > But then you're in a basement - of a building that likely has rebar and > screening - an effective Faraday cage! This a 2 story residential colonial with a basement with cinder block walls so I don't think there is any rebar or screening in the walls. If I'm in the basement and go to "Network Selection", the only thing I see on the "Network List" is AT&T. If I go to the second floor, I can see both AT&T and T-Mobile on the "Network List" with no problem. Even though I am retired AT&T, I still prefer T-Mobile but only if it works in the basement.
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:00:41 +0000 (UTC) From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich Greenberg) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: MetroPCS 4G Service Issues Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <email@example.com>, unknown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: [...] >I have a pre-paid T-Mobile that does not work in my basement office near >exit 114 of the Garden State Parkway. However, I do get AT&T in the >basement so I'm probably going to switch my unlocked T-Mobile over to >AT&T. My cost with either one is about $100 per year so price is not an >issue but dependable service is. If you have DSL or cable or similar internet acvailable, talk to T-Mobile about getting a Femtocell (AT&T's name). Its a little box that acts as a cell site. -- Rich Greenberg Sarasota, FL, USA richgr atsign panix.com + 1 941 378 2097 Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er since CP-67 Canines: Val,Red,Shasta,Zero,Casey & Cinnar (At the bridge) Owner:Chinook-L Canines: Red & Max (Siberians) Retired at the beach Asst Owner:Sibernet-L
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:53:47 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Millennial Media To Acquire Mobile Ad Company Jumptap For $200M+ In Millennial Stock Message-ID: <email@example.com> Millennial Media To Acquire Mobile Ad Company Jumptap For $200M+ In Millennial Stock ANTHONY HA Tuesday, August 13 TechCrunch Millennial Media just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Jumptap, a deal that brings together two well-known mobile ad companies. The acquisition press release describes the deal as "a predominantly stock transaction," with Jumptap shareholders to receive 24.6 million shares in publicly traded Millennial, giving them ownership of about 22.5 percent of the company. (At the current price, those shares would be worth about $209 million.) ... http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/13/millennial-acquires-jumptap/
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