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January 24, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
In an interview with Katie Couric on Thursday, a few voicemails that Manti Te'o's "girlfriend" left him were played on the air. The voice of Kekua reportedly belongs to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo , who apparently disguised his voice. After the first message was played, Te'o said: "It sounds like a girl, doesn't it?" "It does," Couric said. Tuiasosopo apparently masterminded the hoax against Te'o by creating a fake online profile for a made-up woman named Kekua. Tuiasosopo then apparently talked to Te'o over the phone while pretending to be Kekua.
May 17, 1990
Italcable U.S.A., a subsidiary of Italcable SpA, which is half-owned by the Italian government, has acquired 1.4 million shares, or 29.4%, of Voicemail International Inc., the Santa Clara, Calif., maker of voice-forwarding systems. The acquisition was in the form of $2 million worth of Voicemail's 9% convertible subordinated debentures due July 13, 1994, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Italcable SpA is half-owned by the Italian government.
May 30, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
NetZero in Westlake Village, which offers free Internet access services, has reached an agreement with ThinkLink to provide free voicemail to NetZero's 4 million registered users. The deal with San Francisco-based ThinkLink will give NetZero's customers a Web-based messaging and communications center including voicemail, e-mail, fax, paging and 5-cents-a-minute calls anywhere in the continental United States.
April 30, 1992
The Pasadena Unified Board of Education on Tuesday approved a recommendation to allow schools to begin using computerized voice-mail systems like those used by businesses. A voice-mail system at John Muir High School will be permanently extended free to its four feeder elementary schools--Longfellow, Cleveland, Willard and Jackson. The service will be donated by QuickNet, a Van Nuys telecommunications firm that hopes to get a contract for the whole district, said owner Jerry Chien.
November 22, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Pacific Bell said Monday that it is beginning to offer voice-mail messaging service to its medium-to-large business telephone customers--and will soon test a similar service for small businesses and residential customers in San Pedro and the Silicon Valley town of Milpitas. The new business service will initially be available only to the company's business customers served by Centrex switching equipment.
August 30, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
To improve the ability to receive and send telephone messages, the Police Department is getting a $7,900 voice-mail system. The City Council recently unanimously approved the purchase. The money is to come from assets seized by police during drug raids and arrests. Capt. Bob Krauss said the new system would save time of both residents and police. "It'll keep us from endlessly playing phone tag," Krauss said.
November 22, 1990
An Irvine school is the first in California to apply new-age technology to an age-old problem: getting children to do their homework every night. With the installation several weeks ago of a voice-mail system, Los Naranjos Elementary School allows parents with touch-tone telephones to call in, enter a numerical code and hear their children's teachers tell what was taught in class that day, what parents can do to reinforce the lessons and what homework students are expected to complete.
An employee of the district attorney's Bureau of Family Support left racially insulting messages on the voicemail of a parent billed for child support, demonstrating deeper problems in the powerful agency, a claim against the county alleged Monday.
December 22, 2002 | From Associated Press
The longtime executive director of the state's largest antiabortion group has been charged with a felony after allegedly intercepting e-mail and voice messages from Planned Parenthood of Lincoln, an abortion-services provider. Nebraska Right to Life Director Julie Schmit-Albin, 46, was charged Friday along with former Planned Parenthood employee John F. Keller, 53, with intercepting communications.
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