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Skype Users will Send SMS Soon!

Lockergnome: “Receiving SMS messages from mobile phones to Skype participants has been possible for a few weeks now. But with the implementation of Skype to SMS; well, let’s just say that this will really make a huge dent in my Skype usage. If this works, I will be able to send my own SMS messages to mobile users without having to

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Introducing Blog Torrent

If you have a blog or a website and would like to post large files for your readers and friends to download, you need to look at the new Blog Torrent. Blog Torrent uses a technology called BitTorrent as a fast, powerful, and spyware-free way to download large files online. Instead of downloading files from a central server, you download from other people who are also downloading the file. Now you can post those movies you’ve made, or those large multi-megabyte photos you’ve taken, or even programs you’ve developed and would like to allow your readers to download. Blog Torrent makes publishing with BitTorrent painless. Just click “upload”, pick a file, and you’re done. Read More . . .

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Reuters: 400 Dead

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A strong earthquake hit southeast Iran on Tuesday, killing almost 400 people, injuring hundreds and destroying villages, a local official told Reuters. The quake, which measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, was centered on the town of Zarand in Kerman province, about 440 miles southeast of Tehran. While villages were razed, major settlements in the area appeared to have escaped heavy damage so the toll would not be as high as the many thousands killed in some past quakes in Iran of a similar strength, officials said. “Figures we have show that in the early hours more than 1,000 were injured and almost 400 killed,” said Ali Komsari, a spokesman for the Kerman provincial governor’s office.

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