Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, December 3, 2012

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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.

Texting turns 20, U.N. group begins talks over Internet control

Celebrating the text message as the technology turns twenty, and waiting on results from a UN summit on controlling the Internet.
Posted In: text messages, Internet, United Nations

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