Maybe you can’t talk. Maybe you have some information that has to be sent out right away, and to multiple people in the field. Whatever the reason, you need to send an e-mail to someone’s cellphone. But what do you do if you don’t know the cellphone’s e-mail address, much less the carrier or the service’s correct e-mail syntax? If you’re Guy Botham, an L.A. media executive and hobbyist computer programmer, you create, a web service that allows you to send an e-mail to any text-equipped cellphone in North America. All you have to do is send your e-mail to Best of all, Teleflip uses the latest spam protection and is totally free. The company makes money by including an unobtrusive short code, a cellphone marketing scheme popular in Europe, in every message. For details, visit
— Patrick Di Justo