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October 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Google Inc. is sprucing up its corporate e-mail service by adding security tools and more than doubling the storage capacity of e-mail boxes, underscoring the online search leader's ambition to enlarge its role in the business software market. The changes, to be unveiled today, mark Google's first attempt to capitalize on the technology that it picked up in its recently completed $625-million acquisition of e-mail security specialist Postini Inc.
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BUSINESS
August 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
san francisco --Yahoo Inc. will introduce features today for its popular Web-based e-mail program, including software that allows computer users to type text messages on a keyboard and send them directly to someone's cellphone. The most obvious beneficiaries will be parents, who will be able to use their keyboards to type messages sent to their children's cellphones and avoid thumb-twisting typing on a dial pad, Yahoo Vice President John Kremer said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2007 | Evan Halper, Times Staff writer
Whoops. An attempt by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's staff to show grass-roots GOP support for his call for a quick passage of the state budget backfired this week when an administration e-mail chain was inadvertently shared with the media. The e-mails revealed that a statement backing the governor released under the name of a Republican Party committee member was, for the most part, drafted not by the committee member but by the governor's office.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2007 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
A special court that has routinely approved eavesdropping operations has put new restrictions on the ability of U.S. spy agencies to intercept e-mails and telephone calls of suspected terrorists overseas, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The previously undisclosed ruling by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has prompted concern among senior intelligence officials and lawmakers that the efforts of U.S.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2007 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
BlackBerry customers on T-Mobile USA's network west of the Mississippi River lost e-mail service for nearly two hours Monday afternoon when a component in a router failed. The component handled only BlackBerry e-mails, so other T-Mobile services such as phone calls were unaffected. The e-mail service went out about 4 p.m. Pacific time and was restored by 5:45 p.m., T-Mobile spokesman Peter Dobrow said.
AUTOS
July 25, 2007 | Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
Can you translate 9687 943357? Probably not, especially if you are over 40 years old. It's the sequence of numbers you press on a cellphone to spell out Your Wheels in a text message. Now imagine doing that while you are at the wheel of a 4,000-pound sport utility vehicle, moving 100 feet per second on a busy urban freeway with a load of teenagers having a hormone-induced gabfest.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The Internal Revenue Service warned computer users not to fall for phony e-mails that scare people into believing they are under tax investigation -- then giving scammers access to their computer hard drives. The tax agency said the e-mail claiming to be from IRS Criminal Investigation falsely states that the person is under a criminal probe for submitting a false tax return to the California Franchise Tax Board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A school district employee resigned after administrators began investigating an e-mail titled "Proud to be White" that was deemed racially offensive by fellow employees, officials said. Keith Greer, a microcomputer specialist for the Central Unified School District, quit Wednesday after the e-mail message sent from his district e-mail account was reported by a fellow employee who was offended, district spokeswoman Courtney Roque-Bautista said.
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