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Now Playing: 12-03-12 Marketplace Tech Report

On this day 20 years ago, a British engineer named Neil Papworth typed out "Merry Christmas" on a computer and sent it to the cell phone of a guy at a Vodaphone holiday party. This is said to be the very first SMS text message. Plus a debate begins in Dubai over the extent to which governments will have the authority to reign in, shape, and tax the Internet.