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Friday, April 01, 2005



Gmail Ups To Two Gigs!


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(Posted on BNN)

With Yahoo announcing to the world that it is going to increase it's size from 250 MB to One GIG of free space Google did the unthinkable: They went up to Two.

G is for growth
Storage is an important part of email, but that doesn't mean you should have to worry about it. To celebrate our one-year birthday, we're giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party there? Our plan is to continue growing your storage beyond 2GBs by giving you more space as we are able. We know that email will only become more important in people's lives, and we want Gmail to keep up with our users and their needs. From Gmail, you can expect more.

We're not in the plains anymore
Fonts, bullets and highlighting, oh my! Gmail now offers rich text formatting. And over 60 colors of the rainbow. Discover a land of more than just black and white.



This should spell trouble for not only Yahoo, and Hotmail (who offer Two Gig's of space if you pay) but also for Xasa Mail (which ironically looks similar to Gmail) who has been hosting 2 Gig's of free space for quite a while. With the html/color features now available throughout most accounts (if not all) Gmail is quickly setting the standard for emails throughout the net.

But it seems that offering two gig's is not enough for Google. Gmail users may be in for an "limitless tank" of email storage. CNet has more:
Google plans to offer a bottomless cup of storage with its Gmail Web-based e-mail service, dramatically raising the bar for rivals in the sharply competitive business for the second time in a year.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based Web giant on Friday plans to double the free storage on Gmail from 1GB to 2GB, said Georges Harik, Gmail product management director. After that, Google will add a yet-to-be-determined amount of extra storage daily, with no plans to stop.

What makes Gmail unique is that users do not have to pay for extra storage or give out personal information as is the case for Walla.com or Hriders.com (which offers a Terabyte but requires too much info in my opinion). With users already defecting towards Gmail, other email services (as well as Yahoo and Hotmail) are going to have to either adapt or die.

If anyone is needing a Gmail invite (aka gmail invitation) this blogger will gladly send them your way. Simply email me (address listed in sidebar) requesting one and you'll soon receive a 2 Gig, beyond comparison email account.



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