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Family and friends search for tsunami survivors online

...sent text messages from across continents in a bid to find those who are missing. In Sweden and Denmark, mobile phone operators stopped charging for mobile calls to and from Southeast Asia for 48 hours to make it easier for survivors to get in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/30/liv_438530.shtml
Life & style
Software lets cell users decide how to share location info

...what location information is shared, when, with whom, how and under what circumstances. While one U.S. mobile phone operator, AT&T Wireless, already offers a "Find Friends" feature that's somewhat analogous to a buddy list in instant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/20/liv_401661.shtml
Life & style
Stocks down despite good earnings, flat inflation reading

...or 7.1 percent, at $14.83, after offering a bright forecast for the next quarter. Europe's largest mobile phone operator, Vodafone Group PLC, closed up $1.38, or 6.4 percent, at $22.82, after reporting strong first-half...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/19/fin_393189.shtml
Finance
South Koreans pay for items with cell phone

...markets were saturated. All three major providers are now on board. SK Telecom, the country's largest mobile phone operator, says it has sold 280,000 phone handsets capable of carrying the payment chips - although only about 30,000 customers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/13/bus_396744.shtml
Business
Trash pickup service widens

...still were being distributed to neighborhoods last week, landfill officials said. Public works also has hired a phone operator to handle only garbage questions. Last year, customer complaints were directed to a general city hot line. In the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/02/met_342401.shtml
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Vodafone enters bidding for wireless giant AirTouch

NEW YORK -- Britain's largest mobile-phone operator has entered the bidding for AirTouch Communications Inc., the largest independent wireless company in the United States, challenging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/06/bus_249355.shtml
Business
Utilities Commission: Little chance of disaster in 2000

...systems or programs. While most major utilities are already working on the problem, 450 phone companies -- mostly pay phone operators -- and 110 small water and sewer utilities did not respond, he said. "We had many responses that, `I don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/02/tec_240698.shtml
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Microsoft, Italy's Wind Sign memo during Gates' visit

...will implement Microsoft office and back-office software on the Windows CE platform. Wind, Italy's third mobile phone operator, is a consortium of Italy's domestic state-controlled energy producer ENEL, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/11/tec_238744.shtml
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Tips with numbers

...post offices for mail addressed only by name and city. 1879: In Lowell, Mass., a doctor worried that sick local phone operators would be replaced by workers unfamiliar with the community suggests phone numbers be assigned. The idea spreads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/11/tec_205186.shtml
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AT&T Wireless says it will entertain takeover bids

...itself up for sale on Thursday, confirming it has received numerous takeover bids. The nation's third largest cell phone operator did not disclose the names of any bidders, which according to sources at both AT&T Wireless and its various suitors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/23/bus_401969.shtml
Business