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2009-10-14 07:05:00

On Tuesday, Google's Gmail Labs team introduced a new feature dubbed "Got the wrong Bob?" to help users catch their embarrassing e-mail faux pas before they are sent to the wrong recipient in a group message. The free Web-based e-mail service launched the feature as a preemptive warning for people who appear to be ready to accidentally send a Gmail message to an unintended recipient, according to Google engineers Ari Leichtberg and Yossi Matias. In a joint blog post, they asked, "When's the...

2009-09-24 14:19:31

Google Inc. suffered another disruption of its free, Web-based email service on Thursday, as customers reported having trouble accessing their contacts.   The glitch marks the second time this month that the company's popular G-mail service, which has tens of millions of users, has experienced technical problems. Gmail "is temporarily unable to access your contacts. You may experience issues while this persists," read a message appearing at the top of the Gmail site for some...

2009-09-02 06:10:00

Millions of Gmail users were affected on Tuesday after the popular e-mail service was knocked offline. The outage last about two hours and affected consumers that get Gmail for free and businesses that pay for a version for their employees.  The disruption was a reminder of the growing dependence on Google's technology. The free version of Gmail is the third most-popular e-mail program in the world, clocking in with about 149 million users around the globe in June, according to...

2009-07-15 13:35:43

Google Inc on Tuesday announced the first feature to be integrated from its Gmail Labs service into its Gmail service just one year after the Web search leader launched the experimental project. Born from Gmail Labs, "Tasks" is the first feature to be permanently made a part of Google's Gmail service. Gmail announced its Labs feature one year ago as a forum for Gmail users to be introduced to a wide variety of ideas for new tools being introduced by its developers. The Tasks feature is a...

2009-07-07 14:17:23

Google's Gmail service is finally graduating from "beta" after more than five years of being in testing mode, The Associated Press reported. The Internet search leader's e-mail service and three other applications in the Google Apps suite for businesses are now officially out of testing and ready users. However, Google said it was not finished improving upon them, nor were the extra features announced Tuesday meant to imply they would not be without certain bugs. Therefore, dropping the...

2009-06-16 18:29:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google should be praised for agreeing to offer improved security for users of its online services like Gmail, Consumer Watchdog said today, but the nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer group asked why the company waited so long to act. "We are pleased that Google is acknowledging the security risk of unencrypted email and plans to take corrective steps," said John M. Simpson, a consumer advocate at Consumer Watchdog. "We raised this issue...

2009-02-10 09:00:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NuVox, a leading competitive communications provider, today announced the Google Apps(TM) messaging and collaboration suite is now available to NuVox business customers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080207/CLTH106LOGO ) "This product further enhances NuVox's already strong and robust suite of products and services," noted Sid Earley, Vice President of Marketing for NuVox. "The power of Google standing behind email and...

2009-02-04 10:38:39

Google Mail has developed a stable of new features to lure users away from Yahoo's email service, including one that gives its users time to reconsider what they are about to send. The new Gmail feature makes a user solve a math problem before sending an email, giving them time to rethink it, Reuters reported. The Internet search engine is also enhancing its advertising in an attempt to take market share away from Yahoo. Google makes money every time email users click on ads. comScore, which...

2008-12-02 07:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Zapatec, Inc., a leading provider of Web 2.0 development tools, today introduced Zcounts, an application that gives Internet users full control over all their online accounts from a single location. Zcounts is a multifunctional tool that helps users better control spam from e-mail addresses provided to third-party entities, track all accounts created on the Web and improve personal security by generating random passwords that are stored in a...

2008-10-11 03:00:09

By Steven Rosenberg, Tech Talk I've never made a secret of my lack of interest in Google's Gmail service, even though I've made extensive use of the Internet giant's Docs, Groups and search services. But now that an e-mail account I have with my Internet service provider, DSL Extreme, has been moved from the company's own servers onto Google's Gmail system, I've seen the light. Along with my home broadband service, DSL Extreme (https: www.dslextreme.com) gives me a whole bunch of...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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