From Deadbeat Darling, McAlister Drive Dominate Xconomy’s Battle of the Tech Bands 2008:

Aerva's SMS-driven voting screen. Photo by Mark Renouf.
Aerva’s SMS-driven voting screen. Photo by Mark Renouf.

By texting short messages to Aerva, audience members at Xconomy’s Battle of the Tech Bands could register their votes for Audience Favorite band. The eventual winner: Deadbeat Darling of Brooklyn, NY, representing Akamai.