Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, August 13, 2012

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A new study reveals we spend $20 billion a year on fighting spam. The worst part? Spam doesn't bring in that much money. Annual revenues for the whole industry at just $200 million -- 1 percent of what we spend fighting it. But, time may be running out for the weird business model of the pesky inbox fillers.

The surprising economics of spam

A look at the screwy economic model of that pesky inbox filler.
Posted In: spam, Microsoft, email, Facebook, mail