Google Gmail users to get 2GB of storage and even more

Posted on Friday, April 01 2005 @ 13:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
About a year after launching the Gmail e-mail service Google said it will increase the storage capacity from 1GB to 2GB. And even more impressive is that Google claims it will even start to add a yet-to-be-determined amount of extra capacity to its accounts on a daily base.
The move highlights the seemingly inexhaustible storage needs of a small group of heavy e-mail users, and the sharply falling costs of online storage. Lifting pre-defined storage caps for Web-based e-mail could have broader ripple effects, Harik said, changing the way people think about quotas from something that is set in advance to something that grows with the user.
More info at CNET

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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