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Reed Hastings Answers Quora Query About Netflix's Postage Costs

We have opened, watched, resealed and returned hundreds of Netflix DVDs, but, for some reason, we've never wondered exactly how much the company spends on postage each year. Believe it or not, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings replied to that very question on the social Q&A site Quora with the answer; the company spends about $600 million each year on postage for its DVDs....

Yahoo! Updates Mail, Adds Twitter and Facebook Integration

Google might consistently have the most innovative and interesting webmail product on the market, but services like Yahoo! and Hotmail have held on strong, if for no other reason than changing your e-mail address is a pain in the behind region. But those services can't afford to continue losing ground to Gmail if they hope to remain relevant. Yahoo! has decided to stop resting on its laurels,...

Amazon, Netflix Divided Over Post Office's Plan to Cut Saturday Delivery

With more people shopping online, a United States Postal Service (USPS) proposal to stop delivering mail on Saturdays could impact many online retailers. But outlets are split as to what exactly that means. According to The Washington Post, Amazon and Netflix representatives will testify today at a Senate hearing about the potential plan to axe Saturday deliveries, which would force Amazon to...

Finland Postal Workers Will Open, Scan and Send Digital Copies of Mail

A new experiment being conducted by Finland's postal service could raise privacy questions. According to the Telegraph, the European nation will begin a trial next week in which residents can volunteer to have their physical mail opened, scanned, and sent to them digitally by a postal worker. If you sign up, you'll receive an e-mail or text message notifying you that your mail has been sent to a...

Google Envelopes Make Snail Mail Cool Again

Just when we were about to write off snail mail for good, a couple of guys from Syracuse University may have just made it relevant once more by brilliantly fusing Google with the USPS. Rahul Mohtani and Yofred Moik's Google Envelopes, if implemented into Gmail, would allow users to send paper versions of their e-mails to real, non-dot-com addresses, encased in specially designed map envelopes. As...

Gmail Plagued With Frequent Outages Today

Gmail users worldwide suffered the agony of a service outage that lasted for about two-and-a-half hours, starting at 4:30 am EST today. Google's blog reports that both consumer and business accounts were affected, no doubt severely disrupting many in Europe, where the business day was just beginning. According to Google, users in the UK and US who have enabled Gmail Lab's 'Offline' feature had...

How to Send a Real Postcard (Via Regular Mail) from Your Desktop PC

If you spend a lot of time – maybe too much time – trolling around social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, you may forget to drop the occasional line to your family and friends who aren't connected to the Internet. Save yourself a trip to the post office with Touchnote, an English company that lets you upload images to its Web site, craft a message with clever dialog or...

Top 10 Most E-Mail Addicted Cities

Though a youngster today might look at you with absolute bewilderment at the mention of the word "e-mail," the medium is actually more popular than ever with Americans. AOL just completed a massive, broad-sweeping survey on the subject, which polled residents of the country's top 20 markets. From the survey, an index rating was created based on the percentage of residents online who have more...