Three of the most prominent U.S. technology companies: America Online Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo! Inc., plan to work together to develop ways to block unsolicited commercial e-mail known as spam, the companies said Monday. Read more @ CNN.

Speaking of spam... I heard the other day that one of the most popular anti-spam utilities Cloudmark's Spamnet will become a paid service using the collected data of thousand of users during the program's 'beta' phase, then of course, developers never informed users they intended to go paid. Take my recommendation and uninstall their client ASAP, you can always try some other open-source/GPL utilities, I really hope this guys go broke before they can even recover from their mistakes.