Data revenues at US mobile service providers surged to $23 billion in 2007 and now account for 17% of all mobile service revenues, according to the CTIA. The total represented a 53% increase over 2006.
Much of that revenue is due to the enormous popularity of text messaging. Nearly 50 billion messages were sent in December 2007 alone.
A tortoise that smokes and appears to be addicted to nicotine has been discovered in China’s northeastern province of Jilin, state media reported on Thursday.