Gmail : Free Gig of Email

Google announced today a new service called Gmail that will offer a gigabyte of free email to it’s users.

The service is currently in it’s beta phase, but should be out soon.

Google plans to make money from the service by inserting advertisements into messages based in part on their content, effectively extending its AdWords program for presenting contextual ads in Web pages to e-mail.

More information on the service can be found here: Gmail.

Personally, I think this is an April Fool’s Day joke by Google even though there have been rumours about Google launching an email service for some time now.

Update:
It seems this is not an April Fool’s Day joke and that it’s really for real.
Google announced the service on April 1 to generate a lot of fuss, talk and speculation about it in order to inform as many people as possible.
Very smart guys those Google people.

Well with 1 GB of email space, I’ll sure be signing up when subscription is enabled. I think I might even stop using all my other webmail accounts too.
Who needs a few MBs when they can have 1 GB ?

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