Google offers 1GB-storage e-mail (free)

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Google offers 1GB-storage e-mail (free)

Post by Chandu » Thu Apr 01, 2004 8:45 am

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif: Google, the world's No 1 Internet search provider, said on Wednesday it will begin testing a free search-based e-mail product called Gmail, as it continues striking back at rivals Yahoo and Microsoft's MSN.

The new service, which goes live on Thursday at gmail.com, will automatically organise e-mail according to topic and allow users to search their e-mail -- including sender, text and subject lines -- in the same way they search the Web, Wayne Rosing, Google's vice- president of engineering, said.

Mountain View, California-based Google also will provide one gigabyte of storage to free account holders, far more than that offered by rivals Yahoo and Microsoft's Internet unit, MSN, which each built strong user bases around free e-mail services and have been attacking Google's prominence as a Web search provider.

Google is widely expected to sell shares in an initial public offering later this year, and some in Silicon Valley had predicted the company would roll out an e-mail service to match offerings from Yahoo and MSN.

"E-mail is the killer (application) for getting people to share information," said Gary Stein, senior analyst at Jupiter Research. Such information is seen by search providers as key to delivering more personalised results.

"It's the march of Google toward being a destination," Stein said, echoing a widely held view that the company is moving closer to being an Internet portal like Yahoo and MSN, with a full range of products and services from e-mail to online shopping.

"We want to organise and present all the world's information," Rosing said, who added that the service will be formally launched in "weeks to months."

Rosing said the company has no active plans to add Gmail to the main Google.com page, as it has done with previous test programs like News and Froogle, its price-comparison shopping tool.

Source : http://www.timeofindia.com

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Post by samir dawne » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:09 am

hey don't belive him ... its april fool. !! :twisted:

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Post by Chandu » Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:38 pm

Samir

APRIL FOOL with a fact.

The said article has been published in rediff and times of india. visit http://www.gmail.com. Let's see in the coming days.

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P.S : I am not sure whether I have been fooled by the said web sites.

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Post by Aalishan » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:32 am

I also read this at CNN .. I think its genuine ... in fact I entered my email address for updates on Gmail ......
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It's genuine!

Post by Kaushik » Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:02 pm

GMAIL has already issued around 1000 email-ids for beta-testing to some of its corporate customers. So watch out. I can't wait to dislodge all my other email-ids! :wink:
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