Tiger Electronics sends out Lightning Mail

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Hasbro's Tiger Electronics is introducing Lightning Mail, a small portable device that allows users to send text-based messages to--and receive them from--any e-mail address in the world by plugging into a phone jack and accessing a local number. NetZero, a free Internet service provider, is supplying Lightning Mail's e-mail functions. Because Lightning Mail's target audience includes adults as well as children, NetZero has developed a customized version of its service that excludes on-screen advertising.

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