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Submission + - ISPs taking steps to begin charging for email (lawbean.com)

Spamicles writes: Some of the largest ISPs in the United States have begun to support Goodmail, an email and authentication service that charges money in exchange for guaranteed delivery of email. Goodmail then splits the money with your ISP. Comcast, Cox, Verizon, and Roadrunner join AOL and Yahoo! who are already members of the CertifiedEmail program.
Yahoo!

Submission + - Yahoo introducing free, unlimited email storage

caffeinemessiah writes: On its mail homepage, Yahoo announces that "free unlimited storage" is on its way for Yahoo Mail. This will apparently include "limitless storage space for photos, attachments, messages, and more". There is also another page with more information about unlimited storage. It seems that they either scooped Google on this one or, thanks to the unlimited attachment feature and tools like the GMail Drive, are about to become the largest public file-sharing site that can penetrate your office firewall.
Handhelds

Submission + - iTunes Account Required for iPhone Users (bloomberg.com)

boxer2600 writes: According to an email sent by Apple to consumers interested in the iPhone, the iPhone will require the user to have an iTunes account. What does this mean for users of "alternative OSes" (i.e. Linux)? To what extent is iTunes needed to "set up" the iPhone?
Windows

Submission + - Microsoft starts selling Linux??

antibios writes: Microsoft and Novell says Dell has agreed to buy Suse Linux Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft and that the computer maker will set up a services and marketing program aimed at getting users of open-source platforms to switch to the new Suse Linux offering.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Business/Dell-Micros oft-Novell-to-push-Linux/2007/05/07/1178390206427. html
Patents

Submission + - Aussie software pirate extradited (10yrs jail)

Watertowers writes: BEFORE he was extradited to the United States, Hew Griffiths, from Berkeley Vale in NSW, had never even set foot in America. But he had pirated software produced by American companies. Now, having been given up to the US by former justice minister Chris Ellison, Griffiths, 44, is in a Virginia cell, facing up to 10 years in an American prison after a guilty plea late last month. http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/aussie-pi rate-extradited/2007/05/06/1178390182639.html
The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Steve Jobs highest paid CEO - $646 Mil

Whiney Mac Fanboy writes: "Fans of Apple CEO Steve Jobs are quick to point out that he is only paid a $1 salary for his role at Apple. However, according to Forbes he's the highest paid executive in the US — to the tune of 646 Million dollars for 2006. From the article

Forbes said the highest-paid CEOs were not always those that delivered the most to shareholders.Forbes said by its analysis, Apple's Jobs was 36th. Topping the list was John Bucksbaum of General Growth Properties, a real-estate investment trust. Over the past six years, Bucksbaum was paid $US723,000 a year while delivering a 39 per cent annual return to shareholders.
I wonder how much of that $646 Million was from improperly backdated options?"
Security

Submission + - STEAM Hacked, Credit Cards stolen

3Y3 writes: "DailyTech is reporting that VALVe's STEAM system has been hacked into by a hacker known only as "MaddoxX", who has wasted no time gloating and publicly releasing internal information, such as credit card numbers, on the anti-Steam website No-Steam."

Feed 'DVD Jon' is hiring (com.com)

Blog: Jon Johansen, the 20-something hacker widely known for helping crack the piracy protections on DVDs several years ago, is hiring...
Mozilla

Submission + - Mozilla Thunderbird 2 Released

An anonymous reader writes: From mozillaZine:

"Thunderbird 2 is now available for download on Windows, Mac and Linux in over 35 languages. Thunderbird 2 offers easy ways to manage and organize your email with message tags, advanced folder views, message history navigation, find as you type, and improved new mail alert notifications. Thunderbird 2 also includes a refreshed user interface and support for Microsoft Vista.

"The Thunderbird 2 features page has more details about the new features in Thunderbird 2. The Thunderbird 2 Release Notes have more specific information. The Rumbling Edge has a list of notable bug fixes in Thunderbird 2."

"We also want to extend a huge thanks to everyone in the MozillaZine community for their help and support with Thunderbird 2 over the past year. We wouldn't have been able to release Thunderbird without you. A special thanks to the awesome forum moderators who spend so much time answering questions and to the folks who help organize and participate in our weekly test threads here at MozillaZine."

Important note: "Thunderbird 1.5.0.x users will be offered Thunderbird 2 via software update at a later date. Those wishing to upgrade now are therefore advised to download and install Thunderbird 2 manually."

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