Category: Internet

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Spam reaches 30-year anniversary

Spam – the scourge of every e-mail inbox – celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. The first recognisable e-mail marketing message was sent on 3 May, 1978 to 400 people on behalf of DEC...

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Adobe opens up Flash on mobiles

Adobe has announced a plan to try to get its Flash player installed on more mobile devices and set-top boxes. Dubbed Open Screen the initiative lifts restrictions on how its multimedia handling software can...

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Microsoft exit hits Yahoo shares

Yahoo’s German-listed shares plunged 17% after software giant Microsoft dropped its three-month-old bid to buy the internet firm. Analysts expect Yahoo’s US shares to fall by a similar margin when Wall Street begins trading...