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The Post Office Almost Delivered Your First E-Mail

A few failed visionaries tried to turn the U.S. Postal Service into an Internet pioneer. Millions of Americans had their first encounter with e-mail thanks to a little help from the U.S. Postal Service, which stuffed mailboxes with discs for America Online. Yet, as Bloomberg Businessweek’s Devin Leonard writes in …

Peddling snake oil

On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent out a mass e-mail that encapsulated the malicious game that he and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) have been operating. The e-mail heading was flat-out false: “GOP Has the Votes to Stop Funding Obamacare.” Wrong. Republicans have 45 people who would vote to keep the government …

A Captive Wi-Fi Audience Pays Off – Businessweek

Our need to remain constantly connected everywhere is definitely paying off for inflight Internet provider Gogo. The company reported its first quarterly earnings since going public in June, and it shows that not only are more domestic flyers signing up for its pokey airborne connections, but that they’re also paying …