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Canada's Largest Cities Seeing the End of the Phone Book 206

innocent_white_lamb writes "Telephone directories are available on the Internet, and many phones even store their own directories. There is less and less demand for a printed phone book, so residential phone books will no longer be printed and delivered in Canada's seven largest cities. Do we now expect everyone's grandma to look up phone numbers on the Internet? Of course, the Yellow Pages, where businesses pay for a listing, will still be delivered."
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Submission + - Google opens Gmail to all

Russian Art Buyer writes: "CNet is reporting that GMail is now open for all, no longer restricting to "invitees only." From the article: "Google on Wednesday said its Gmail service is now open to anyone who wants an account. Previously the service, which provides users with 2.8GB of e-mail storage space, has been by invitation only.""

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