Gmail.com created on 1995-Aug-13 (Record last updated on..: 2004-Mar-31 16:50:22) Not sure it was originally own by Google?
Googlemail.com created on 2001-Jul-18
In the 'Top Stories' for Google News & now for CNN.com.
Wow, if G could convincingly kill the SPAM Goliath with a free gig to boot...
Hey GoogleGuy can you make me a reservation on your new island?
*ttp://www.googland.com/beta.html were the Pigeonrank fly to ;-)
The e-mail server (cage for pigeon) are probably host there!
[edited by: Allergic at 5:22 am (utc) on April 1, 2004]
So what did folks decide? :)
The code name for this 'project' was really GoogleGuyMail. :)
|So what did folks decide? :) |
I have decided that it is real. You have too many lawyers at the Googleplex to pull a stunt like this. I can't wait to try it.
Pah. April fools. :)
I'd love to have a adress soon. It will be a killer apps. Really good move. I receive a spam each 5 minute on day time and if Gmail can handle thoses I love that.
They only thing make me a bit nervous is contextual ad, not the ad by itself, but to serve this ad, you've got to "read" the email?
BTW GG, I write to you today for a little problem on a probably penalized site with the : Dissatisfied? Help us improve form. Hope for the school dropping kids you'll have time to read it!
Sorry for my poor english writing
I reckon its one of the cleverest marketing stunts in a long time.
Have a 'real' product you are about to launch - but ham it up a bit, and announce it on April Fools Day.
There is enough credibility to make it seem real - and enough 'telltale' humour' - "Heck Yeah!" - to make it look like an April Fools Day joke (and canned meat).
It has to be real. If it wasn't - they'd have admitted it by now!
GG you should talk to Wayne Rosing to review some releases :
MSNBC: ...The new service, which goes live Thursday at www.gmail.com...
Search Engine Watch : ...Rosing said the system has been in development for a number of years and used internally by employees. Now it's being turned into a product for the public, though most of the public will still need to wait a few weeks to try it....
I probably have to wait a few weeks to try it ;-(
Its real they just put up the faq <add> but the "Interested in an account?" doesn't go anywhere =P
[edited by: Silicon at 6:17 am (utc) on April 1, 2004]
>So what did you folks decide?
If its a hoax, Danny Sullivan took the bait.
|Gmail is "Google saying, 'Look, you want to come after us in search, we'll come after you, as well,' " says Danny Sullivan, editor of SearchEngineWatch newsletter. "It puts the other guys on the defensive. Now, Yahoo has to evaluate whether to improve their e-mail searching capability and whether they should provide more storage." |
Its real. Can I get a personalized email alert whem gmail.com is live?
Silicon's right ... based on what they're showing now at http://gmail.google.com/ [gmail.google.com], you have to think it's real.
But it's odd that this is all being thrown together over the course of this evening. I hope the Grateful Dead's cook is working late tonight to keep everyone well-fed at G-plex.
>>I reckon its one of the cleverest marketing stunts in a long time.
|User Complaint About Existing Services Leads Google to Create Search-Based Webmail |
If I were betting on where that came from (it is April Fool's Day so what the heck)...
From the first line of the press release:
"Amidst rampant media speculation, Google Inc. today announced it is testing a preview release of Gmail"
Uhhh, well it doesn't seem like a joke to me - but that first line is BS. I don't recall hearing anything like this.
Gmail is listed on this page of domains for sale:
Apparently google changed the whois about 5 days ago. Too short for a real product launch, but not too short for some real plans.
If it is a joke - there are going to be a lot of ticked off people. So I vote not a joke - even though it sounds fishy.
I was hoping for 30MB free searchable mail [webmasterworld.com], 1 gig is stretching my dreams ;)
If I could upload all my favourite pdf's [webmasterworld.com] etc and it could full text search the attachments... that would be something..
Now that they have actual content up - let's continue over here
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