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Google GMail April Fools Hoax?

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In what could be an elaborate hoax, Google has announced they are launching GMail, a free email service. Boasting a storage amount of 1 gigabyte per user, Google’s goal is to give enough storage so that users won’t have to dispose of any emails.

This announcement came hours before April 1, 2004 (April Fools Day in the USA). The search engine giant, known for previous pranks (here and here), could be set to offer one of the largest storage facilities for email, ever. Or they could just be pulling the wool over our eyes.

A statement from Google co-founder Larry Page, speaking of a user who was complaining about current email services, does little to clear the fog, “she kvetched about spending all her time filing messages or trying to find them. And when she’s not doing that, she has to delete email like crazy to stay under the obligatory four megabyte limit. So she asked, can’t you people fix this?’”

As of now, if Google goes through with GMail, the storage capabilities alone would be worth a look. Google has said that there would be AdSense links within emails, however, there would be no pop-ups or banner ads.

But if this is all a hoax, then Happy April Fools, courtesy of Google.

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    Well, looking back at it now, I guess it wasn’t an April Fools Joke. 3

  • http://sherlockindo.blogspot.com Sherlockindo

    The announcement was true, even now Google gives more than 7 GB of free space to their Gmail users for free.