Yahoo unveils RSS e-mail folder

AP reports: Yahoo has introduced email folder which will fetch data from RSS feeds that you specify. This comes as a major move from the traditional method of receiving emails as well as the usual method of fetching RSS feeds and displaying it on a web page. Currently in beta with plans to release it to a portion of their customers.

WordPress.com Open

Matt writes: We’ve decided to open up WordPress.com for signups without invites for a bit. The service has been scaling very well since we got the problems from the move worked out.

Google Corrects Gmail Security Flaw

Google said Wednesday it has fixed a problem in its widely used email program that allowed hackers to break into peoples Gmail accounts to read messages and pose as legitimate email users. Security researchers in Spain exposed a flaw in the way Google authenticates its users, allowing the breach in the system that counts more than 5 million users. The process for exploiting Gmail was posted to a hacker web site.

Microsoft + AOL = ?

MSNBC staff and news service reports that Microsoft is being seen as the lead suitor for a stake in Time Warner Inc.’s Internet unit America Online. Time Warner is looking to sell a stake in AOL and Microsoft is in the fray along with Google Inc.

HOW TO: Boost Your Blog Traffic

For old and new bloggers alike, Paul writes a short HOW TO on increasing traffic to your blog. He covers Usability, Content, Technorati, Blog rings, Feedburner and few other tricks.