New Player Pushing for Free “Push-Email”

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Fodor Freedom Mail
New York Times has writeup of a man they dubbed an “email innovator” and his plans to bring free push-email to the masses. The man, Mr. Fodor, a 43 year old French computer programmer, said that in the early 1990s he worked on “push” e-mail services that predated the filing of important patents in this area.

He intends to fight back not by suing everyone under the sun like NTP, but by releasing a new free push email service called Freedom Mail which will be supported by small text ads.

“Freedom Mail will liberate wireless e-mail from expensive and spurious litigation driven by very few patent owners for the sole purpose of dominating global wireless e-mail communications.”

  • http://BlackBerry.com/ James

    So, Mr. Fodor was doing ‘push e-mail’ before e-mail was established and before wireless networks were in existence? That’s pretty amazing. Also amazing is how he will build and support the extraordinarily tricky back-end systems and complex carrier relationships he will require to do this, of course, after he gets the carriers permission to give this all away for free! Ha …

  • http://BlackBerry.com James

    So, Mr. Fodor was doing ‘push e-mail’ before e-mail was established and before wireless networks were in existence? That’s pretty amazing. Also amazing is how he will build and support the extraordinarily tricky back-end systems and complex carrier relationships he will require to do this, of course, after he gets the carriers permission to give this all away for free! Ha …