Sending phone text messages soon won’t require a phone, thanks to an upgrade in Yahoo’s already leading email service, which will provide the new feature for free. The new system will integrate email, text messages and instant messaging, reports USA Today. Customers "don't want to bounce around to many different areas," said a Yahoo spokesman.
Users will also be able to see detailed information about any address that appears in the text of an email simply by rolling over it with their mouse. This will bring up a window with tabs for maps and travel information. The new features will debut in the US, Canada, India and the Philippines in the next few weeks. (Read more Yahoo stories.)