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Gov't Seeks State Anti-Distracted Driving Laws

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will seek to ban text messaging by interstate bus drivers and truckers and push states to...

Parents Nag Via Text-Messaging

The Washington Post | Donna St. George | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As school starts again, there's so much more for a parent to nag about. Homework. Bedtime. Lost hours on Facebook and Xbox. The chores that need to be...

French Divorce Ruling Allows Text Messages As Evidence

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AP - Unfaithful spouses in France beware: Passionate text messages sent to mistresses and lovers can now be used as evidence against you in a divorce....

Texting Gets Reasons for a Thumbs Down

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As a society, we tend to accept that texting has gone overboard with the even larger technological craze. As tough as it is to scale back, it's even tougher to convince others to.

TEXTING RECORD ATTEMPT Reaps 217K Texts, $26K Phone Bill

AP | BILL BERGSTROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Their thumbs sure must be sore. Two central Pennsylvania friends spent most of March in a text-messaging record attempt, exchang...

Saudi Man Divorces Wife Via Text Message

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Saudi man has divorced his wife by text message, a newspaper said on Thursday. The man was in Iraq when he sent the SMS informing her she was no lo...

Catholics Urged To Give Up Texting For Lent

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ROME — Roman Catholic bishops in Italy are urging the faithful to go on a high-tech fast for Lent, switching off modern appliances from cars to ...

Italian Church: Give Up Texting For Lent

Times Online | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chrch sez stop txtn 4 lent. Or, put another way, the Italian Church wants its followers to forswear text messaging, social networking websites and com...

Stalkers Turn To Cell Phones For 'Textual Harassment'

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The college student had endured months of online and cell phone harassment from her ex-boyfriend. She ignored the barrage of e-m...

How Mobile Technologies are Changing Elections

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Spalter

Anyone who wonders where mobile technology is taking America's elections should have heard Casey O'Shea talk this week about the political power of mo...

LOL -- Obama To Announce VP Via Text Message

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Obama's use of text messaging to publicize his the vice presidential nominee will allow him to get his own version of a biography for his choice out quickly to voters rather than have them read a news story.

Pizza Hut Takes Text Orders

Reuters Via ABC News | LISA BAERTLEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pizza Hut has deployed a mobile ordering system that ratchets up the competition in the industry's battle to sell more pizzas using the latest technol...

Want Pizza? Text In Your Order

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michelle Kratschmer's family was craving the usual - a large pepperoni pizza and a small pie with black olives and cheese - but how she entered the ph...

Verizon Rejects Text Messages From Pro-Abortion Group

New York Times News Service | Adam Liptak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Saying it had the right to block "controversial or unsavory" text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the...