Google to offer email with 1 GB storage

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
See the following NYT article http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/01/te.../01google.html



The 1 GB storage sounds awesome. The need for ads to pay for it is understandable, but I'll curb my enthusiasm until I see the final implementation. If this works out for Google, I wonder how the other webmail providers will respond.
«13

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 41
    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    Hmm, guess I'll have to stay up all night to get the names I want. Will we have names like [email protected] or more like [email protected]? Cuz having a "[email protected]" address would be golden.
  • Reply 2 of 41
    crusadercrusader Posts: 1,129member
    <smacks head>



    I hate April Fools Day



    Or Google Fools Day



    Unless, Gmail is real and the April 1st thing is a plot to foil Micro$oft
  • Reply 3 of 41
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    well, the new york times picked it up..soo.....
  • Reply 4 of 41
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    It's on CNN's homepage.
  • Reply 5 of 41
    sounds like Aprils fools day to me.
  • Reply 6 of 41
    kennethkenneth Posts: 832member
    hope it is a real deal.



    Did Fox News mention it?
  • Reply 7 of 41
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Kenneth

    hope it is a real deal.



    Did Fox News mention it?




    Because everything they say is true?



    It's April Fools. Guaranteed. Just read their article - it reads like an Onion article.
  • Reply 8 of 41
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by bauman

    It's April Fools. Guaranteed. Just read their article - it reads like an Onion article.



    Duh. I didn't catch onto April fools until I read MacUser UK's Apple tablet story. Google definitely cheated by posting the release a day early. It's pretty amazing that so many news outlets bought into the joke (whether consciously or not).



    Escher
  • Reply 9 of 41
    jante99jante99 Posts: 539member
    The AP has a story about GMail now:



    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...033EST0015.DTL



    But there's a catch to the e-mail. Hoping to turn a profit from the service -- dubbed Gmail -- privately held Google has programmed its computers to dissect the topics being discussed in the e-mails and then deliver text-based ads related to the subjects.



    For instance, an e-mail from one friend to another discussing an upcoming concert might prompt Google to include an advertising link from a ticketing agency.



    "I don't think (the ads) will be annoying at all," Google co-founder Larry Page said during an interview Wednesday. "We think this will give us a business model that will work and allow us to provide a high-quality service."



    Page said Gmail shouldn't raise serious privacy concerns because Google plans to closely guard the content of the e-mail messages. Ads are unlikely to accompany most e-mails, he said.




    This contradicts the NY Times story which indicates that Google will not parse the e-mails to create ads. The AP also says to go to www.gmail.com to sign up. A site that doesn't work.
  • Reply 10 of 41
    wrong robotwrong robot Posts: 3,907member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by jante99

    The AP also says to go to www.gmail.com to sign up. A site that doesn't work.



    Works fine for me \





    guys...I think this is real.
  • Reply 11 of 41
    umm... it works for me too.... I don't know what to believe right now...
  • Reply 12 of 41
    formerlurkerformerlurker Posts: 2,686member
    This ain't lookin like April Fools to me....



    http://www.google.com/gmail/help/about.html
  • Reply 13 of 41
    /\ldie/\ldie Posts: 70member
    sounds like the real deal to me..



    this is gonna be one hell of a service
  • Reply 14 of 41
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    This could be an elaborate joke. Geeks have been known to go WAY overboard with these things.
  • Reply 15 of 41
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by SledgeHammer

    sounds like Aprils fools day to me.



    Then why does every article in Time and Newsweek mention it somewhere as "being a possibility"?
  • Reply 16 of 41
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Placebo

    Then why does every article in Time and Newsweek mention it somewhere as "being a possibility"?



    Never underestimate the power of stupid in large groups!



  • Reply 17 of 41
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    You think Google is being generous? Look at Microsoft:



    Microsoft strikes back: Hotmail service to include 1 Terabyte of storage



    Pah, one puny gigabyte? Who are they kidding? MS has got it down.
  • Reply 18 of 41
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by FormerLurker

    This ain't lookin like April Fools to me....



    http://www.google.com/gmail/help/about.html




    http://www.google.com/mentalplex/MP_faq.html
  • Reply 19 of 41
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Luca

    You think Google is being generous? Look at Microsoft:



    Microsoft strikes back: Hotmail service to include 1 Terabyte of storage



    Pah, one puny gigabyte? Who are they kidding? MS has got it down.




    CNN needed five persons to think that story up?
  • Reply 20 of 41
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    It's for real. You see March 31 is not April 1, at least the last time I checked my calendar!!!
Sign In or Register to comment.