Archive for August, 2008

Consumer prices shot up in July at twice the expected rate, pushed higher by surging energy and food costs. The latest surge left inflation running at the fastest pace in 17 years.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that consumer prices rose by 0.8 percent last month, twice the 0.4 percent gain that economists had been expecting.

It marked the third straight month of oversized inflation increases following jumps of 0.6 percent in May and 1.1 percent in June. And it leaves inflation rising by 5.6 percent over the past year, the biggest 12-month gain since January 1991.


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Widespread complaints about the iPhone 3G’s reception have spread across the Internet in the month since Apple and AT&T released the successor to the original iPhone. The companies insist that nothing is wrong, but the complaints have been mounting through e-mails, water-cooler discussions, and message boards on Apple’s own Web site: iPhone 3G users are having trouble connecting, and staying connected, to the 3G networks in their areas.

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Gerbsman Partners has been retained by Hercules Technology Growth Capital , the senior secured lender to Teleflip Inc. , to solicit interest for the acquisition of substantially all of Teleflip’ assets, including its Intellectual Property , Patents, processes and other intangibles in whole or in part (collectively, the “Teleflip Assets”).

As of August 11, 2008 Teleflip shut down its operations. Hercules, the senior lender, is presently working with the Teleflip on a “Friendly Foreclosure of Assets”, and Teleflip will selling the Assets of Teleflip.

TeleFlip has two award-winning, nationally recognized mobile messaging services that uniquely bridge the internet & cell phone networks to deliver push emails to mobile phones via the SMS data channel, leveraging the existing text messaging inbox found on every mobile phone throughout the world.

• “FlipMail” enables mobile phone users to receive their current personal and business emails from virtually every POP, webmail, and Microsoft Exchange email accounts, without any new or special software downloads or a mobile internet connections to use the service. Users signup for FlipMail by simply providing their email address, email password, and mobile phone number. Emails are then converted to text messages and parsed, sequenced, and concatenated to be easily displayed and read on the phone.

• “Flipout” allows people to send emails from their existing email accounts, either client-based or webmail-based emails, directly to a mobile phone user with the email converted delivered to the mobile phone as a text message. No software is needed by the PC-sender of an email, nor by mobile phone-receiver. Senders simply send an email to the mobile phone user by addressing the email to “their cell phone number @teleflip.com”, eg, 3105551212@teleflip.com <mailto:3105551212@teleflip.com> , and the email then shows up as text message on mobile phone without having to know the recepient’s mobile phone operator.

• “Mobile Ad Platform” is a proprietary advertising insertion technology that easily allows for any length of advertisement to be placed within a Flipmail or Flipout text message delivered to the cell phone.

FlipMail and Flipout are operated as hosted, ASP-based services. Teleflip’s technology infrastructure consists of a Unique Network Unification™ Process which maps and routes and converts messages from the email messaging network and pushes them to the mobile handset through the SMS data channel.

The company has co-lo facilities and server networks which are carrier grade, redundant, and load balanced on the East and West Coasts, and was designed for easy scalability.

For more information, please contact Steven R. Gerbsman at steve@gerbsmanpartners.com

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The most painful and frustrating economic policy blunder of the past 50 years was the Great Inflation of the 1970s. Painful, because it was the catalyst for three damaging recessions (1973-75, 1980, 1981-82), all the while eroding living standards and seriously undermining confidence in America.

It was also deeply frustrating. Despite the teaching of Milton Friedman — which clearly explained that inflation was caused by too much money chasing too few goods — a combination of bad economic models, denial and political expediency allowed it to happen.

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Resolution Interactive, a Swedish game developer studio, last week released a sneek preview movie clip of an upcoming game iPhone action game. Gerbsman Partners is focusing on distribution strategies for iPhone applications and games and has a strategic relationship with Resolution Interactive.

“Clusterball® 2 for iPhone will aim to make a mark on the iPhone market by offering the highest quality of graphics and maneuverability through the gyro controls. With a fast-paced gameplay and obstacle rich environment, Clusterball® 2 for iPhone will be an adrenaline filled experience for young and old alike.

Aiming to explore the online features of the iPhone, as well as Resolution Interactive´s skills in online gaming – Clusterball® 2 for iPhone will offer online features including profile, highscores and challenger features.”

The video received 10.000 hits in 3 days.

Please visit their website for more info, www.resolutioninteractive.com

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