The past three years, however, have brought a proliferation of cheap, prepaid cellphone plans with unlimited text messaging. In 2009, Americans received some 2.2 billion text messages that they identified as spam, by the estimate of Richi Jennings, an independent market analyst. But even that figure doesn’t capture the biggest boom, which has come in just the past few months, according to Cloudmark, a San Francisco-based firm that provides messaging security for major wireless carriers.
But that method was easily stymied, because wireless companies can separately track and filter such messages.
The company is offering zero fees on buying, selling, sending and receiving bitcoins on 29th November.
The company's goal is become something akin to Gmail for bitcoin, and one of its best features for customers who have US banks accounts is the ease with which they can move money from fiat to bitcoin and back again.
Two years ago, I got a text message from a number with a Las Vegas area code. Spammers’ lists of numbers have been multiplying as they shift their focus from email to mobile phones to take advantage of cellphone companies’ weaker spam filters.
“Now, I’d say most people have been exposed to it themselves.” If you haven’t, you will be soon.
On the one hand, dating someone who supports a rival team sounds like the worst of the two options and is something that our very own Helen has to live with on a daily basis.
You have to deal with some next team’s shirt knocking around your home; the hilarious #banter whenever your team loses; the arguments about who is better than who and what player should go where.