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Gmail has its own blog now

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
12 years ago3,647 views

Google has added another blog to its list of official blogs. This one focuses on Gmail. Better late than never. :)


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gmailblog.blogspot.com/

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Let's hope this means new features.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

No, I think someone decided that every Google product must have its own blog. Up next: Calendar, Groups, Picasa (googlephotos.blogspot.com/), Notebooks, Mobile (googlemobile.blogspot.com/), Translation...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I was trying to be a bit optimistic. Development on Gmail seems to have halted along with Google talk and Calendar.

I'm still hoping for a reorganised settings page on Gmail seeing as the current one has had so may things added to it, it looks cluttered compared to the rest of Gmail.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

We're overdue for a Gmail and GTalk client updates. I think (hope!) that there's going to be a big communications push from Google, and the GrandCentral acquisition is part of that. I think Google's relatively low profile on the iPhone (Yahoo supplying push email?) is an indicator that Google has it's own mobile priorities.

The timing however, as always, remains nebulous...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ionut: I know who is the "someone" ;-)

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

We need better contact management in Gmail! Pretty please...:)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I was under the impression that the Gmail contact feature was being updated a few weeks ago, but I never heard anything about it again. Odd.

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Instead of a better contact management in Gmail why not make an address book where you can easily add complete address information about people and use it through out the Google Services, like google checkout (to send gifts), gtalk (maybe in future to place calls), and also grand central may be...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Added this to the Google's blogs page. I also added Yahoo's official blog now (before it only contained Yahoo's search blog, but Yahoo being one of the main Google competitors, I think it makes sense...). On that note does anyone know if there is a single official "general" Microsoft blog?

Or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

See, this is why they missed that ill written blog post by Lauren. There is no way they can properly review all the posts for all these blogs, and at the same time make timely posts about things. I imagine that reviews or just quick scans (Hey review this I want to post this now, while the Sicko movie is still showing. Hmm, good , post it.)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

There's the MSDN blogs (developer, not general really), also, that's accross all Microsoft products. There is a single feed for all the blogs.
> blogs.msdn.com/

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I just hope they don't go as far as creating a Google Sets Blog.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Heh. Maybe a "lost & forgotten Google products" blog to wrap up all the smaller things. Older Google engineers could blog about stuff like the golden days of the Google SOAP API...

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Re the contact management: I agree with Inferno: a persistent contact interface, accessible across Google services, would be a godsend.

Re all the new blogs: it would be v cool if they didn't make their first post always a "hey look, this is a new blog, and a first post!" but waited until there was something new to say . . . Then we'd be reading them avidly.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Microsoft has a press pass rss feed. It's not a blog but its the closest thing I could find to company news and product info.

microsoft.com/presspass/rss/de ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

They also have community blogs written by individual Microsoft employees.

microsoft.com/communities/blog ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I'll watch the PressPass for a bit to see how well it would fit...

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