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Outlook.com - Should You Switch?
2012-08-03 06:26:17

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft has been working at a frantic pace to upgrade its online services in order to compete with Google and Apple. Its latest target is email, with the release of Outlook.com. It is the successor to Hotmail with an ambitious goal: lure away users from Google´s Gmail. If nothing else, Microsoft has succeeded in creating another product that looks great. Hotmail users will appreciate that the annoying, graphical ads on the...

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2010-08-26 06:20:00

Google Inc. announced on Wednesday that it is adding a free e-mail feature which will allow users of Gmail, the company's Web-based e-mail service, to make calls directly from their computers. The move places the Internet search giant in direct competition with companies such as Skype, Verizon and AT&T. "Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail," said Google in a posting on the company's Gmail blog. The new service allows U.S. Gmail users to place calls from...

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2010-02-10 06:20:00

Google debuted its new social networking features to Gmail users, making it obvious that the search engine giant is serious about contending with Twitter and Facebook, reported Reuters. The new "Google Buzz" was introduced on Tuesday as a product that lets users quickly share messages, Web links and photos with friends and colleagues directly within the company's popular email service Gmail. Google also revealed other new products intended to make the new social networking features compatible...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2008-10-22 09:00:18

CHICAGO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An initial user experience evaluation of the highly anticipated T-Mobile G1 reports that T-mobile customers will be pleased with the overall phone setup experience. As specialists in mobile phone research, including extensive experience with out-of-box studies, the team focused on the user experience of setting up the G1 for existing T-Mobile customers. The first of three evaluations used an existing T-Mobile account and did not evaluate activating a new...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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