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New York Replacing Phone Booths With 'Smart Screens'
2012-04-10 04:00:28

According to a report by the New York Post, the Big Apple is going to be placing "smart screens" inside old phone booths over the next month. The report said the city is planning on unveiling 32-inch "smart screens" to replace telephones throughout the five boroughs in New York. The touch-screen display will show local neighborhood information, including lists of nearby restaurants, store sales in the area, traffic updates, landmark information and safety alerts, according to the Post....

2010-08-24 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan has announced that it has agreed to acquire 1,900 payphones at 1,300 phone kiosk locations in New York City from Verizon. This latest transaction will triple the Company's inventory of New York Phone Kiosk media to over 5,000 advertising faces. This purchase follows a prior acquisition of 652 payphones at 462 Phone Kiosks locations from Verizon in 2009 and will complete the sale of Verizon's entire New York City Phone Kiosk advertising inventory to...

2010-04-06 11:43:00

MONROE, La., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embarq Payphone Services, Inc. (EPSI) a subsidiary of CenturyTel, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink and a leading provider of inmate communications services, has completed a significant phone system installation project for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The project is the culmination of a multi-year effort which included a highly competitive bid process. The project was accomplished with technology partner Securus Technologies at all...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'