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AT&T has realized that the first step towards recovery is admitting it has a problem. The phone giant has confessed that its New York City iPhone service is not up to par, according to a presentation slide published on Tom’s Guide noting that the company’s 3G Voice Composite Quality in the New York metro area—particularly in Manhattan—is below its performance objective. (more…)

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Thanks Renee for this:

From TechCrunch:

T-Mobile Sidekick Disaster: Danger’s Servers Crashed, And They Don’t Have A Backup
by
Jason Kincaid

Wow. T-Mobile and Danger, the Microsoft-owned subsidiary that makes the Sidekick, has just announced that they’ve likely lost all user data that was being stored on Microsoft’s servers due to a server failure. That means that any contacts, photos, calendars, or to-do lists that haven’t been locally backed up are gone. Apparently if you don’t turn off your Sidekick and make sure its battery doesn’t run out you can salvage what’s currently stored on the device, otherwise you’re out of luck: Microsoft/Danger is describing the likelihood of recovering the data from their servers as “extremely low”.

T-Mobile Sidekick users have been sufferingfrom a major outage all week, and that issue apparently hasn’t been resolved either.

This goes beyond FAIL, face-palm, or any of the other internet memes we’ve come to associate with incompetence. The fact that T-Mobile and/or Microsoft Danger don’t have a redundant backup is simply inexcusable, especially given the fact that the Sidekick is totally reliant on the cloud because it doesn’t store its data locally. Microsoftacquired Danger for $500 million in February 2008.

Update:: There is some speculation that this was not actually caused by a server meltdown, but by Danger’s failure to make a backup before a Storage Area Network upgrade that was botched.

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From Playbill.com and http://www.thecelltheatre.org:

“Sex and the City” writers Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, Cindy Chupack and Liz Tuccillo have teamed to write a new episodic stage work entitled Cedar City Falls.

Variety reports that the writers are creating an eight-episode work that will feature actors Peter Frechette, Grant Shaud and Talia Balsam under the direction of John Ruocco. Additional actors will be announced.

Rent veterans Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jesse L. Martin will join John Slattery (“Sex and the City,” “Mad Men”), Talia Balsam (“Mad Men”) and Grant Shaud (“Murphy Brown”) as rotating narrators for the evenings that will be presented Tuesdays at 7 and 9:30 PM beginning Oct. 6 at the Cell. The final installments will be presented at Brooklyn’s Galapagos space.

Cedar City Falls, according to the Cell website, “tells the story of a small peaceful town filled with hard-working, God-fearing folk who due to a series of unfortunate incidents and petty squabbles, gets plunged into full-scale civil war. It is a parable (and parody) of conflict escalation, war, activism, peace and redemption.”

Box-office proceeds for Cedar City Falls will benefit various charities including Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Visit TheCellTheatre. The Cell is located at 338 West 23rd Street.

Liz Tuccillo and John Ruocco

present

cedarcityfalls

Cedar City Falls

A Mid-west Conflict

written by Sex and the City writers, 

Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky Cindy Chupack, Liz Tuccillo and others…

the cell will host this weekly serial during October!

CEDAR CITY FALLS tells the story of a small peaceful town filled with hard-working, God-fearing folk who due to a series of unfortunate incidents and petty squabbles, gets plunged into full-scale civil war.  It is a parable (and parody) of conflict escalation, war, activism, peace and redemption.

Each week the show will feature a different celebrity guest narrator including John Slattery and Talia Balsam (MAD MEN), Grant Shaud (MURPHY BROWN) and Jesse L. Martin (LAW AND ORDER, THE PHILANTHROPIST).

In addition, all of the box office proceeds will go to a different human rights charity every week such as Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Visit www.cedarcityfalls.com for more information!

$18.00

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