Levonn Lawrence writes: "Moving in to day 4 of 7, TSG (The Speed Gamers) continue to play a Final Fantasy marathon for an unusual reason. The reason being... Charity. The guys at TSG are playing through every main Final Fantasy game from one to twelve, over a period of 7 days in hopes or raising $20 000 for ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment). ACT is a charity helping to financially support families effected by Autism.
The marathon started 6pm CST, Friday, July 17th, 2009 and is going until Friday, July 24th 2009. So far they've raised over $18 000 (not a typo) and they're only 70 hours in. Stop by and donate, message, and give them all the support you can. http://www.thespeedgamers.com/"
from the you-have-crossed-the-line-ma'am dept.
Goatbert writes "I just read on the Consumerist about an XBOX Live user being banned for identifying herself as a lesbian. Despite appeals, Microsoft has stood by its position that merely mentioning that you are gay or lesbian is grounds for terminating your XBOX Live membership."
jontas writes: "FCC Chairman Kevin Martin announced that Verizon Wireless is the winner of the all-important 700 MHz C block, acquiring 6 regions in the continental US plus Hawaii. Verizon's commitment to open their entire network makes sense in light of this victory (because of the open spectrum regulations Google convinced the FCC to adopt). Although Verizon initially fought Google's suggestions they have since reversed their position and taking full advantage of the good PR.
Although Verizon won the coveted C block, they were not the only winner today. According to Chairman Martin "Frontier Wireless (EchoStar) won 168 licenses in the E block to establish a near nationwide footprint." Additionally, "a bidder other than a nationwide incumbent won a license in every market.""