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Gmail fifth birthday [Gmail Labs in 47 languages]

C├ędric [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, March 26, 2009
13 years ago5,759 views

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/162015/google_plans_fifth_birthday_present_for_gmail_users.html

>> "Google is celebrating with the launch of an exciting new product" said the invitation. <<

Will it be Gdrive ?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I doubt it. The article also states:

<< Google will announce the next step in Gmail's evolution, a new product with "a European multilingual angle," on Monday.

At an event in Brussels to mark Gmail's fifth birthday, Google will look at the impact of cloud computing on how people manage their daily tasks, review Gmail's evolution to date and announce the next step in its progression, the company wrote in an invitation.

[...]

Monday's announcement is not about the end of the beta trial, though: "It has more of a European multilingual angle to it," a Google spokesman said. >>

It wouldn't surprise me if you'll be able to select your preferred language and then receive all emails in that language, regardless of their source language (although perhaps limited to European languages at first). There's already doing something similar in Google Reader, so Gmail is definitely one of the next steps for their statistical machine translation software.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think it will be the launch of Gmail Labs in European languages.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Today is Larry Page's birthday.
[put at-character here]larry : happy b'day!

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Maybe it's a surprise b-day party for Larry?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ionut has found evidence to support my theory:

http://mail.google.com/mail/pimages/2/labs/screenshots/mod_translate.png

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/03/translate-gmail-messages.html

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The conference is at 3 PM CET:

http://www.google.com/search?q=time+in+brussels

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

CET or CEST?

(Europe moved into Summer Time over weekend, so the time in Brussels is currently in CEST.)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It's 3 PM local time.

Check this twitter page for updates: http://twitter.com/tejindersingh

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Gmail labs being launched in 47 languages"

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

So Luka got that one spot on:
http://blogoscoped.com/forum/152394.html#id152399

I wonder if anything else will be announced on 1st April.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/gmail-labs-goes-global.html

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< ...we thought there was a chance that everything would just break. Every time a Gmail user signs in we create a custom version of JavaScript for them based on the Labs features they have enabled. Since we have 43 Labs right now, there are 243 (~8 trillion) possible versions of the Gmail JavaScript that a user could get. If you account for the 49 languages where Labs are now available, it gets even bigger – 49 x 243 (~430 trillion) versions... >>

WOW!!!!!!!!!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

'Google Gmail Labs Activates 49 Languages':
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Messaging-and-Collaboration/Google-Gmail-Labs-Activates-49-Languages-850479/

Luca [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

my account start to show gmail labs in Italian from this Evening...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Many news sources said on Tuesday that new languages are available already, but the exact launch day is today??

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