Keeping up the Gigabytes (Mail)

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John Battelle had said earlier that all that good publicity around Yahoo is going to get under Google’s skin. Well looks like that skin is stretched pretty thin. Stung by the gigabyte-email-offering from Yahoo to match GMail, Google has announced that it is boosting email capacity to 2 gigabytes. As a consumer, I love it! Just wondering if anyone has noticed this – ever since GMail went live for mass consumption earlier this month (aka out of beta!), the cash-per-click has nose-dived, and many pages have charity ads showing up instead. Maybe Google doesn’t need us?

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Anand Jain

The neato thing that they pulled is that corresponding to the javascript counter on the GMail homepage, your inbox storage size also increases.

Check the javascript counter on the gmail home page. sign-in into your gmail account. scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the same inbox size as the one in the javascript counter. creative trick!

Om Malik

sure thing. its like back in the day the debate used to be my car is bigger than yours. keeping up with jones. it seems we have all turned to the bragging rights and all.

Aswath Rao

Hotmail increased my storage to 2GB many moons back, without even informing me. I am not a premium user. I feel all these are bragging rights that come cheap. Even at the retail level, 1GB is about $1 and the operating cost probably increases only marginally. In any event the average utilization is probably a fraction of that. So why not?

craig

i dont think its exciting.

i assumed by your entry and the exclamations that you thought it was.

craig

Om Malik

what excitement. this is feature versus feature era. aka 1997, we will soon see a gusher of VC dollars into more features and voila… something to write about ..

craig

these are some pretty exciting times arent’t they om?

Or am I late in the blog reading game?

was it always like this?

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