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Dec 3, 2012

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.

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

Dec 3, 2012
Celebrating the text message as the technology turns twenty, and waiting on results from a UN summit on controlling the Internet.

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.

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