Thursday, April 01, 2004
CNN reports Google will offer one gig of free e-mail. Google's been saying they'd come out with email for a while, but this may really kick Yahoo and Hotmail's butt. The company just continues to surprise.
I've been using Hotmail for donkey's years . . . but one gig! That's like 50 times (Hotmail offers 2MB) more than Hotmail offers. Apparently, you'll also be able to type in key words to find old emails.
Drawbacks? As rumored, Gmail, as the service is called, will display ads related to the content of your emails.
That may be a small price to pay for free services like this from one of the world's most consistently innovative companies.
CNET reports that Google invited 1000 people to try the service Wednesday.