Google going 2 Geee

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Lee, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Lee

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    Ohh yes, Google will soon be offering 'double bubble' amount of storage space,thats right kids, 2 G.

    Google Inc., which took the first shot in the free e-mail storage battle with the release of its Gmail product last year, said on Thursday it is doubling free storage to 2 gigabytes shortly after Yahoo Inc. matched its original offer.

    Google said the increase will not be the last from the company, which intends to make further free storage increases on its Web e-mail system as user needs expand.

    "We plan on continuing this increase for the foreseeable future," said Georges Harik, product management director for Gmail.

    Seems like we have a Google v's Yahoo shoot out on the olde wilde internet!

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    it's here for a reason, maybe the date is a clue as I am unsure if it's worth Google's time doubling up, as well who needs 1 G anyway
     
  2. sean.ferguson

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    damn, my gmail account is only at 32% with the original 1G :eek:
     
  3. Lee

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    I have been looking around, Yahoo are going to offer 2 G to their paid users, this must be why.


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    Can just see the Google and Yahoo round tables right now, with battle plans drawn up, with the words on the Field Marshalls lips, 'this is war'.
     
  4. ming

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    Who needs anything more than 100mb inbox with 10mb attachments if they can download the mail on to a pc???
    I'm only using 1% of hotmail's 250mb at the moment... and 0.0xx% of gmail's. lol
     
  5. Electronic Punk

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    Well the original gmail was announced last april 1st.
    I think they have realised no one is going to reach a gig, or not too many so they may as well just increase it.
     
  6. ming

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    MSN already offering 2GB for paid users. :)
     
  7. Lee

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    O.I.C, load of ball cocks really, I don't need more than 1 mb.
     
  8. X-Istence

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    Do yourself a favor, http://gmail.com/ they have their new plan for Infinity+1 storage. The counter keeps running up!
     
  9. X-Istence

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    They really went all out on this one though: You are currently using 38 MB (3%) of your 1214 MB.
     
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  11. Electronic Punk

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    I am using 0% of my gmail account.
    Simply don't use it
     
  12. funky dredd

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    Cool, I use mine for sending pics to the in laws!
     
  13. X-Istence

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    That's going to work out nicely for you then :p
     
  14. funky dredd

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    Yes, it will! Thank you :)
     
  15. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    You are currently using 51 MB (3%) of your 1476 MB. :D
     
  16. ming

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    1476 and increasing.. hehe
     
  17. gmail offers 1gb for free :D
     
  18. X-Istence

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    Your late. And it will be 2 GB at 00:00 tonight :p
     
  19. NetRyder

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    I use my account to give out invites. :p
     
  20. nice