262966 spells A-M-A-Z-O-N on your dialpad. It's the shortcode for TextBuyIt, the online retailer's new SMS shopping system.
Just type what you want - iPod Nano, for example, text it to that number and numbered search results appear on your handheld device's screen. Respond with the number of the item you want, respond to the prompt for your email address and postal code, and you'll get a call from Amazon to complete your purchase.
It's all so instantaneous, except for the waiting for it to arrive in the mail part.
Americans are spending nearly twice the amount of time online as they did five years ago, according to a Gallup poll.
While only 26% of users spent over an hour online every day in 2002, now 48% do so. Usage has particularly spiked among older and less affluent users, a trend the pollsters believe will continue in the future.
GoDaddy's ads are regularly banned from the Super Bowl. No reason, reasoned animal-rights org PETA, not to jump on that same bandwagon with a little vegetarian porn.
In a letter from NBC's Advertising Standards
department, PETA was advised to remove the following from their spot
before the network would sell the non-profit some $3 million worth of
airtime (as if):
:12- :13- licking pumpkin :13- :14- touching her breast with her hand while eating broccoli :19- pumpkin from behind between legs :21- rubbing pelvic region with pumpkin :22- screwing herself with broccoli (fuzzy) :23- asparagus on her lap appearing as if it is ready to be inserted into vagina :26- licking eggplant :26- rubbing asparagus on breast
This year promises to be a rollercoaster ride like no other. For anyone
with an internet businesses, two major factors are about to have a
major effect on their daily dealings.
One is monetary, one is regulatory. Both are equally important, and businesses should take time to understand them. Both will speed up the multilingual shift we are seeing in business – that is, the end of English as the language of business, and the beginning of a much more localised, cultural approach to customer relations.