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When you’re an upstart, it can be extraordinarily difficult to compete with the big guys. Nobody knows that better than Jerry Anders, CTO of Saratoga, Calif.-based Javeo Corporation, who claims his company has been run over not once, but twice-first by Google, and most recently by Sun Microsystems.
The absence of a delete button from Gmail’s available action buttons can be puzzling to some. However, Google does not want people to delete their emails and this is made known by the claim “Don’t throw anything away. 2297.829967 megabytes (and counting) of free storage so you’ll never need to delete another message.”
As Google celebrated the 1 year birthday of Gmail, it announced that it was doubling the storage capacity for accounts to 2 gigabytes.
It seems 39% of my website’s readers are browsing with Mozilla Firefox, with a dwindling 49% on Internet Explorer. In light of this, I thought it would be useful to list all the Firefox extensions I could find that perform some sort of function relating to Google.
Although the initial hubbub over email storage capacities has died down, it appears as if it’s ready to start back up again. Apparently, Yahoo’s email service is preparing to offer another increase in member storage, bringing the fight for email subscribers back to the front.
It seems that Google is moving past the requirement that an invitation is necessary to create an account on Gmail.
Getting to the top of anything is tough. Whether it’s business, sports or anything else; the race to number one is never easy. There’s typically only one thing tougher than getting to number one and that’s keeping it. Google, long recognized as the top search site, has enjoyed immense growth, popularity, and capital as a result.
Jonathan Hernandez, a Mexican programmer, has developed software that turns Google’s Gmail service into a blog.
Google May Lose Gmail
It seems that Google may have to re-think the name behind their upcoming email service, as they are fourth in line at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The office takes applications on a first come first serve basis, and as a result Google may be forced to come up with a new name.
Citing time consumption and tedium over switching email accounts, the Radicati group, an online market research firm, has suggested that current Yahoo email service members do not move to Google’s Gmail. The group also acknowledged that current email service providers should follow Gmail’s lead and increase the amount of storage that they offer.
Members that signed up for Microsoft’s free version of Hotmail last Wednesday (7-21-04) were treated to an unexpected gift. Upon completion of their registration, some new members were rewarded with 2 gigabytes of storage, the upgraded amount reserved for paid members.
A vulnerability in Google’s Gmail may give remote users access to Gmail user information. The culprit is the Gmail CheckAvailability script. Remote users can apply the ‘/accounts/CheckAvailability’ script repeatedly until the system returns another user’s information.
You may have noticed some changes at Google over the weekend. Besides promoting its newly-acquired digital photo software Picasa on its index page, Google began offering new features to Gmail users. Google now allows users to import their address books from competing services such as Hotmail, AOL Mail and Yahoo! Mail.
Over the past seven years, it is fairly safe to say that the use of search engines has revolutionized our methods of finding and valuing information. Almost any activity involving research from personal travel planning to corporate business planning has been made far easier through the use of search engines. When one search tool or firm dominates as Google has for the past three years, it will get a lot more attention from the public and the media. Case in point, Google. Synonymous with search, Google has changed the world. For the most part, Google has made it a better place to live. That in itself justifies the intense scrutiny constantly focused at virtually every move made in the Googleplex. The fact they are changing rapidly further justifies the public and media interest and the hoopla.
Google’s email service, Gmail, has been the topic of much discussion among the internet communities. Every aspect of Google’s new service has been dissected, with both negative and positive points of view receiving equal time. All the while Gmail hasn’t even left its beta testing stage.
A bill authored by Senator Liz Figueroa (D-Ca) that limits Gmail’s ad placement procedures has been approved by the Senate by a vote of 24-8. The bill questioned Google’s intention of placing contextual ads within incoming and outgoing emails.
Yesterday, May 18, 2004, saw the announcement of Lycos Europe offering its paid members 1 gigabyte worth of email storage, while Yahoo announced similar updates last week.
Although some believe it to be a test by Google, the terabyte worth of storage that was showing up on Gmail accounts is now gone. As reported earlier today, some Gmail members were seeing email storage amounts that equaled close to a terabyte of space. Gmail’s actual storage capabilities are 1 gigabyte. A terabyte is roughly equivalent to 1000 gigs.
According to a survey completed by Mosaic Media, 57.1 percent of Google AdWords advertisers want their ads to appear contextually in Google new email service, Gmail.
Ever since Google launched the beta for their email service Gmail, there has been much controversy swirling around. Gmail’s privacy practices, the amount of storage Google offers, and deletion of unwanted files have been discussed.
The news concerning Gmail has had a negative bent lately. Google’s email service faces questions, complaints, and privacy filings concerning the placement of contextual ads within incoming and outgoing emails. Add compatibility questions to the mounting Gmail criticisms.
Intense criticism from privacy groups concerning Google’s email service Gmail have led to Google considering changes to some of Gmail’s practices. The main issue is the scanning of all emails for keywords in order to place contextual ads.
OK, how many times have you searched online today? Now, how many times have you checked your email? If Gmail passes through the gauntlet of privacy activists and gets the number of users it will take to provide real value to advertisers, then AdSense in Gmail will become a crucial product in the advertising mix.
Just before the close of business on Wednesday, Google announced that it will be launching Gmail, its new free e-mail service set to offer 1000 megabytes of free space to its users. This announcement comes after a flurry of changes at Google, all of which are geared to securing their place as the dominant search engine in light of recent competition offered by Yahoo! and soon MSN. The search engine wars have been predicted for some time now by search engine insiders, and the launch of Gmail is Google’s attempt to win the war before it gets fully started. But is Google really ready to take on the big portals?