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Facebook has stepped firmly into Twitter's territory with the purchase of messaging start-up Beluga, sure to be pushing status updates to a phone near you any day now. Beluga provides closed group messaging: users create "pods" and invite people to join them, messages addressed to the pod are then bounced out to pod members like …

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Happy

Oh I see what they did...

Beluga ( whale )...Pods ( collection of )...hey ho!

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Probably just as well...

...they didn't go with "Sperm" or "Killer" as the company name, really.

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Threaded?

Are they buggery. I /wish./

Bring back CIX, all is forgiven. Ameol, we hardly knew ye...

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Anonymous Coward

Talking of threaded ...

Hint, hint.

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Paris Hilton

What were you thinking?....

.....caviar?

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Coat

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Judging from the company name, they now have their own fail whale up their sleeves...

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Paris Hilton

WTF?

Back in the old days, we had email distro lists. In fact, they're still around. How did it happen? Someone wrote a little mail bouncer program one day, and that was that. No startups. No dubious business models. No multi-million dollar acquisitions. It just was not (and still is not) a big deal.

I'm still in shock and awe, at how seemingly trivial things end up attracting so much venture capital these days.

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Troll

Email is hard

Email lists proved to be too hard for the average Muppet to figure out.

Things like sending an email to the subscription address to subscribe/un-subscribe (and not the address of mailing list itself) apparently require a three-digit IQ.

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