So it’s Yahoo WordPress

WordPress Dev Blog reports that Yahoo Small Business will now offer WordPress for its users. Yahoo has gone ahead with more than just the default installation of WP. It also includes Akismet with a Pro-Blogger Akismet License.

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.