Marlee Matlin Advocates for Text to 911 for Deaf & Hard of Hearing @#CTIA2013


Deaf people and those hard of hearing can't rely on calling 911 when they have an emergency. Marlee Matlin appeared at the Intrado booth during CTIA to advocate text to 911.

Intrado was a finalist in the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards. The nation’s Tier 1 carriers have committed to fully implementing text-to-9-1-1 services but have not implemented a system, yet.

Intrado offers  TXT29-1-1 to provide 9-1-1 text-messaging capabilities. Standard text messaging is used to directly notify authorities of emergencies.

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Mom Tweets an' Texts 4 Mother's Day

TEXTfromMomeWe think the best Tweet for Mom on Mother's Day is "I Love You," while Jimmy Fallon had some fun with what mothers say, text and Tweet.

Jimmy Fallon asked his viewers to Tweet the funny things mothers said, texted and Tweeted. Under the hashtag #momquotes.

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iPhone & Samsung Galaxy Message Most Smartphone Messaging Growing

Mobile Messages

Mobile MessagesAccording to the semi-annual 2012 Mobile Marketing Analytics Report released by Mogreet, media messaging is increasing as well as text messaging for events, politics, sales and natural disasters. iPhone use is increasing more than ever before. Slightly more messages are consumed on the AT&T network.

In September 2012, smartphone penetration crossed the 51 percent mark. Apple iPhone and Samsung smartphone users consume more MMS text messaging than other U.S. mobile phone users as these handset makers focus on integrating MMS and video consumption and sharing tools within their devices.

Mogreet provides SMS/MMS messaging services to a wide range of industries. The second half of 2012 saw a strong increase in MMS messaging within retail, media and entertainment segments primarily due to:

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Win $20,000 Devs Can't Wait to Enter "It Can Wait" Free Food & Caffeine 9/7-9/8 Los Angeles

IT Can Wait

IT Can WaitAT&T is challenging developers to create mobile apps that present a real solution to the texting while driving epidemic—which causes more than 100,000 automotive accidents every year—by inviting them to participate in an “It Can Wait” Hackathon in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 7-8, 2012.

AT&T will provide quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.

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