google to offer free email

dubbed: gmail

wish I would have owned that domain name :slight_smile:

Rodney Blackwell

Re: google to offer free email

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> dubbed: gmail
> http://apnews.myway.com//article/20040401/D81LMRT81.html
>
> wish I would have owned that domain name :slight_smile:

The question is, would you have known that you were selling it to google
when an offer was made? If it appeared to be just a random person asking
to buy it, what would it have gone for? Obvoiusly less than if you knew
it was google making the offer.

  • Gilby

Re: google to offer free email

Here’s Google’s press release. Note the tone and the date

Re: google to offer free email

interesting…must be the yearly April Fools. Man, that’s a lot of trouble
to go through for a joke :slight_smile:

–
Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net

“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray

“Winston” <nanae2003@winston.org> wrote in message
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> Here’s Google’s press release. Note the tone and the date
> http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html
>
>

Re: google to offer free email

Winston wrote:
> Here’s Google’s press release. Note the tone and the date
> http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html

Unlike the past things they have done on this special day, this one is
actually possible and not a bad idea for them (if done right). Today, a
GB of storage can be bought for less than $1, and the chances of each
user actually using all of that is very unlikely. Besides, they could
easily make money on the ads that match the content of the email.

  • Gilby

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Are you sure it’s not real? I mean, it is possible like Gilby mentioned.
Plus, another way to kick Microsoft’s butt :slight_smile:

“Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
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> interesting…must be the yearly April Fools. Man, that’s a lot of trouble
> to go through for a joke :slight_smile:
>
> –
> Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> ---------------------------------------------------
> “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> ---------------------------------------------------
> “Winston” <nanae2003@winston.org> wrote in message
> news:c4fvci$mi5$1@server1.darklock.com…
> > Here’s Google’s press release. Note the tone and the date
> > http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html
> >
> >
>
>

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This paragraph is what really throws the whole thing off for me and
being more like an April Fools joke:
Added Page, “Gmail solves all of my communication needs. It’s fast and
easy and has all the storage I need. And I can use it from anywhere. I
love it!”

It just seems like a statement that a customer would make, not what a
Google founder would say. It’s just too much hype.

  • Gilby

Eugene wrote:
> Are you sure it’s not real? I mean, it is possible like Gilby mentioned.
> Plus, another way to kick Microsoft’s butt :slight_smile:
>
>
> “Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
> news:c4g0jc$n3k$1@server1.darklock.com…
>
>>interesting…must be the yearly April Fools. Man, that’s a lot of trouble
>>to go through for a joke :slight_smile:
>>
>>–
>>Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
>>---------------------------------------------------
>>“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
>>---------------------------------------------------
>>“Winston” <nanae2003@winston.org> wrote in message
>>news:c4fvci$mi5$1@server1.darklock.com…
>>[color=darkred]
>>>Here’s Google’s press release. Note the tone and the date
>>>http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>[/color]

Re: google to offer free email

there’s also this quote from a google employee on the WMW forums

"Google’s mission: to organize the world’s information, making it
universally accessible and useful. Email == information. :slight_smile: "

and then this:

"So what did people decide? Is it for real or an April Fool’s Day joke? "

I forget what the double equals signs means programming wise?

Now I’m confused :slight_smile:

Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net

“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray

“Gilby” <mail@gilby.com> wrote in message
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> This paragraph is what really throws the whole thing off for me and
> being more like an April Fools joke:
> Added Page, “Gmail solves all of my communication needs. It’s fast and
> easy and has all the storage I need. And I can use it from anywhere. I
> love it!”
>
> It just seems like a statement that a customer would make, not what a
> Google founder would say. It’s just too much hype.
>
> - Gilby
>
> Eugene wrote:
> > Are you sure it’s not real? I mean, it is possible like Gilby mentioned.
> > Plus, another way to kick Microsoft’s butt :slight_smile:
> >
> >
> > “Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
> > news:c4g0jc$n3k$1@server1.darklock.com…
> >[color=darkred]
> >>interesting…must be the yearly April Fools. Man, that’s a lot of[/color]
trouble[color=darkred]
> >>to go through for a joke :slight_smile:
> >>
> >>–
> >>Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> >>---------------------------------------------------
> >>“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> >>---------------------------------------------------
> >>“Winston” <nanae2003@winston.org> wrote in message
> >>news:c4fvci$mi5$1@server1.darklock.com…
> >>
> >>>Here’s Google’s press release. Note the tone and the date
> >>>http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >[/color]

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“Gilby” <mail@gilby.com> wrote in message
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> user actually using all of that is very unlikely. Besides, they could
> easily make money on the ads that match the content of the email.

That’s what this related story says they will do:

–
Rodney

Re: google to offer free email

Rodney Blackwell wrote:
> I forget what the double equals signs means programming wise?

A single equal sign sets the variable. A double equal sign evaluates the
statement.

In any case, if I were to bet on if this is real vs. an April Fools
joke, I’d bet that it’s real. It makes good business sense for them to
do it.

  • Gilby

Re: google to offer free email

I am now almost 100% sure it;'s real. The site has changed and now provides
quite a bit more concrete info on the service!

As soon as it’s fully launched, I am ditching Hotmail.

“Eugene” <help@animationlibrary.com> wrote in message
news:c4g4uq$qvm$1@server1.darklock.com…
> Are you sure it’s not real? I mean, it is possible like Gilby mentioned.
> Plus, another way to kick Microsoft’s butt :slight_smile:
>
>
> “Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
> news:c4g0jc$n3k$1@server1.darklock.com…
> > interesting…must be the yearly April Fools. Man, that’s a lot of
trouble
> > to go through for a joke :slight_smile:
> >
> > –
> > Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net
> > ---------------------------------------------------
> > “I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray
> > ---------------------------------------------------
> > “Winston” <nanae2003@winston.org> wrote in message
> > news:c4fvci$mi5$1@server1.darklock.com…[color=darkred]
> > > Here’s Google’s press release. Note the tone and the date
> > > http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/gmail.html
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>[/color]

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You nailed it:
No pop-up ads. No banners.
You see only relevant text ads and links to related web pages of interest.

from http://gmail.google.com/

“Gilby” <mail@gilby.com> wrote in message
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Besides, they could
> easily make money on the ads that match the content of the email.
>
> - Gilby

Re: google to offer free email

Great discussion on Gmail at
http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum86/236-1-10.htm . Very interesting read.

“Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
news:c4fo10$ehp$1@server1.darklock.com…
> dubbed: gmail
> http://apnews.myway.com//article/20040401/D81LMRT81.html
>
> wish I would have owned that domain name :slight_smile:
> –
> Rodney Blackwell
>
>

Re: google to offer free email

A fascinating read on Google’s 100,000 servers, why they always work, how
they’re creating the world’s largest Web-scale platform, and why they can
afford to keep GMail free.

http://blog.topix.net/archives/000016.html

“Rodney Blackwell” <rodney@webdiscuss.com> wrote in message
news:c4fo10$ehp$1@server1.darklock.com…
> dubbed: gmail
> http://apnews.myway.com//article/20040401/D81LMRT81.html
>
> wish I would have owned that domain name :slight_smile:
> –
> Rodney Blackwell
>
>