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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Friday
Oct232009

Soupy Sales Dies

You might not be older enough to recognize the name, but maybe you remember the face.  Regardless, Soupy Sales passed away today at the age of 83.

Sales had his own show for a while and was best known for getting a pie in his face.  He appeared on dozens of other shows.  After moving to Los Angeles, he eventually became a fill-in host on "The Tonight Show."  Sales was a regular from 1968-75 on the game show "What's My Line?" and later appearing on everything from "The Mike Douglas Show" to "The Love Boat." He played himself in the 1998 movie "Holy Man," which starred Eddie Murphy.  He also was a star on "Match Game" as was known as one of the better players.

Later in his life he was a radio DJ.

 

Thursday
Oct222009

Amazon's Profit up Because of Kindle

Amazon reported a 69% surge in profit in the third-quarter, led by sales of the Kindle e-reader.

Amazon's revenues climbed 28% to $5.45 billion in the quarter, beating beat analysts' expectations of an 18% rise to $5.03 billion.  Amazon stock also rose nearly 15% in after-hours trading.  All this being said, I'm sure Amazon is expecing a strong holiday season this year.

Thursday
Oct222009

Wozniacki's Deed Backfires

Caroline Wozniacki, the 19-year-old sixth ranked tennis player in the world, retired from the first-round match at the Luxembourg Open with a hamstring injury on Wednesday while leading Anne Kremer of Luxembourg 7-5, 5-0.

Wozniacki's father, Piotr, told his daughter at 3-0 in the second set to retire before winning because her injury would probably prevent her from playing in the next round. What he said, apparently spoken in his native Polish, were picked up by microphones and heard by viewers watching the match on the Internet.  After the comments were made a influx of online bets came in over the internet for Kremer to win the match.

Wozniacki has now earned an investigation from the Tennis Integrity Unit. Because there were a number of bets made after her father's comments were picked up by the microphones.  The WTA or Women's Tennis Association has to do this to cover themselves if this were to happen in the future.  Wozniacki should not be blamed or held responsible for anything.  She was trying to do the right thing, something that many tennis players wouldn't do.  This one instance just went in a direction Wozniacki didn't think it would.  I'm sure she feels really bad about it, and wouldn't do it again.

 

Thursday
Oct222009

Windows 7 House Parties

 

It's Windows 7 launch day, so that means Windows 7 House Parties are taking place all over the world.  This release of Windows has generated excitement in the Windows community and with users of other operating systems.

Leo Laporte had one of the first Windows House Parties on air at twit.tv.  Hosts of the Windows 7 House Parties received a box of goodies including a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thursday
Oct222009

The Bold is Beautiful

AT&T, the company that was the first to offer Blackberry service has done it again with the new Blackberry Bold 9700. 

Building on the success of the original Bold model, introduced nearly one year ago, also on AT&T’s nation’s fastest 3G network. AT&T is the only U.S. carrier to offer the original BlackBerry Bold and will be among the first to offer the new BlackBerry Bold 9700. Customers can learn more about the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 by visiting www.att.com/BlackBerryBold9700.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 features a 624 MHz processor with 256 MB of Flash memory, 3.2 megapixel camera and A-GPS to provide a faster location fix in support of AT&T Navigator with real-time traffic data. The new BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone also features an cutting edge touch-sensitive trackpad instead of the previous trackball for quick and easy access to email, messages, your apps and more.

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone will be available in the coming weeks for $199.(With the $100 rebate offer)  I can't wait to get my hands on this new Bold and give it a try.