American Workers Can't Escape Email During Holidays

Six out of ten people check e-mail during the holidays, and many find that there are messages from their workplaces. A new poll by Harris Interactive and Xobni shows that 59% of employed Americans check their work email during family holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Verizon Wireless to Sell Motorola's Business Smartphone, Droid Pro

Verizon Wireless will sell the Droid Pro, Motorola%u2019s (MOT) first device for business customers that uses the Google (GOOG) Android operating platform. The new device will feature corporate-level security on e-mails, Reuters reported. It will also support Flash software and have Wi-Fi short-range wireless connections so users can stay connected in areas of weak cell phone coverage.

JPMorgan May Let Staff Use iPhone for Work Email

JPMorgan Chase (JPM) may allow employees to use the Apple (AAPL) iPhone for work e-mail, making the smartphone an alternative to the BlackBerry. JPMorgan is testing the iPhone as well as smartphones that use Google%u2019s (GOOG) Android software, Bloomberg News reported without naming its sources. A decision is expected later this year.

Taming the Inbox: Can Google Sort Your Email?

You've got gigabytes worth of email, but how do you sort through it all? Google hopes to help with a new tool, called "Priority Inbox," that will highlight important messages in Gmail.

Research In Motion May Provide India E-Mail Solution This Week

Research In Motion (RIMM) may come up with a solution this week to allow Indian security authorities access to e-mails on the company%u2019s BlackBerry device, Reuters reported. RIM has until Aug. 31 to give security agencies the ability to track and read BlackBerry Enterprise e-mail and BlackBerry Messenger services.

Goldman Sachs Bans Swearing in Emails

The firm will use screening tools to detect common swear words and acronyms, joining several others, such as Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, that already have such rules about keeping email clean.

Microsoft Vice President: We're Still No. 1

In an extraordinary blog post, Microsoft's Frank Shaw pressed a case for the company's primacy in the world of technology -- clearly a reaction to its many critics and skeptical analysts on Wall Street, where Microsoft's share price is less than half the level it was in 1999.