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The Gist of E-mail, Amazon Freemies

What if you could organize your E-mail by blending your business or personal contacts with other relevant information, from Web links to blog posts, and from documents to news?

Like Universal Search, you could think of the idea as Universal E-mail or even a highly personalized, innovative new brand of CRM (Contact Relationship Management). The Internet has always excelled in its ability to potentiate relaitonships by bringing pertinent infomation into a conversation between individuals. What if an E-mail program could now empower E-mail communication, and elevate the discussion and knowledge transfer in our society between people? That concept is the fundamental gist of Gist, a e-mail service now out of stealth mode that is being launched with backing from Paul Allen and Allen’s Vulcan Capital.

Gist has tapped T.A. McCann, formerly of HelpShare, to helm the new venture, and a private beta is now underway

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Amazon IMDb Begins Streaming Free Movies, TV Shows
announced on Tuesday that its Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com) subsidiary has launched free streaming of full-length movies and TV shows. The new feature launches with some 6,000 titles provided by CBS, Hulu, Sony Pictures Television and over 500 independent filmmakers, including movies like “Fever Pitch,” “Hoop Dreams” and “Raising Arizona,” and TV shows such as “24,” “CSI,” “The Simpsons” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
The site will also offer season premiere episodes of “Knight Rider,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Chuck,” “Life” and “30 Rock” before their broadcast debuts.

IMDb has also opened the platform to filmmakers and rights owners worldwide, enable them to upload their content and reach the site’s 57 million unique monthly visitors.

IMDb offers a searchable database of over 1 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and over 2.5 million cast and crew members, in addition to message boards and other industry features. [24×7]