Yahoo! launched a free email service on 8th October 1997. They had acquired RocketMail and its parent company Four 11 for $92 million. RocketMail, along with Hotmail, was one of the first free web-based email services in the world.
The open source distribution system, Cydia, which can be installed on jailbroken iPhones is named after the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, whose larvae eat the apple fruit upon hatching. [more...]