bndnchrs writes: "Everyone's favorite satirist, Stephen Colbert has decided that he is going to run for president of the United States (Well, at least in his home state of South Carolina). Colbert made the announcement on his show tonight, and despite his usual fake-pundit attitude, this is legitimate, and he is planning on filing the necessary papers to get himself on the ballot in South Carolina. Colbert plans to run as both a Democrat and a Republican, which will add an interesting twist to the election. We've seen what small online efforts can do, with the impressive gains of the Ron Paul presidential campaign, but never has a person tried (albeit jokingly) to do this who reaches the amount of people that Colbert does. Will his popular support, and the lage number of people who undoubtedly will not desire any of the possible candidates mean there is a possiblity of us seeing "SC — 8 -Colbert" in the MM in 08?"
taoman1 writes "Today Google showed off a ad-supported cellphone that the company plans to offer for free to interested parties. The product could reach the marketplace within a year, and will offer Google search, email, and a web browser. 'The move would echo another recent product launched by a phone industry outsider, Apple Inc.'s iPhone. But Google's product would draw its revenue from a sharply different source, relying on commercial advertising dollars instead of the sticker price of at least US$499 for an iPhone and $60 per month for the AT&T Inc. service plan. Negotiating the fairest way to split those advertising revenues with service providers could be a big hurdle for Google, one analyst said. Another problem is the potential that consumers could be scared off by the prospect of listening to advertisements before being able to make phone calls, said Jeff Kagan, a wireless and telecommunications industry analyst in Atlanta.'"