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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, June 14, 2007
13 years ago4,316 views

I learned of a rumor at dailybuzz.mobuzz.tv that Gmail may start suppling 1 Terabyte accounts. Usually mobuzzTV isn't one to spread rumors so I'm guessing it's kinda credable. The story links to a spannish site so here is the translated link fon.gs/1tbgmailaccounts . I'm hoping this isn't true because then it will equal my new computer coming on Wednesday., which I'll post shots of when it arrives

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Maybe the Press Day on June 19th will reveal more?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Press Day? Where can I learn more?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

1 Terabyte < Unlimited, so why not go for Unlimited?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Because Unlimited always have Fair Use Policies and are just there to make the product seem better.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Press Day? Where can I learn more?

Stay tuned on late Monday, and especially Tuesday from early morning to afternoon... Tony Ruscoe will be in Paris and I will be covering it from Germany. Marissa Mayer, Eric Schmidt & the YouTube founders are expected to be there.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Oh THAT Press Day ;) Cool!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Is this event a secret or what?
google.com/search?q=%22google+ ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

But 1 Tb is a lot, nowadays it's hard to fill it up... (James Xuan, don't say a word, I know you can! ^^)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<James Xuan, don't say a word, I know you can! ^^ >>
What can I do? Sorry my english is pretty limited I guess.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

>> Is this even secret or what?

I was wondering that. Piotr Konieczny is the only other person I could find who's mentioned it online.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/press/pressday.html

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Stefan, that's only showing last year's which was on May 10, 2006.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I guess the Googlers are going unlimited then... (since they already have 1 TB)

Google Translate:
<<According to we have been able to read in “google.dirson.com”, for some hours some propietary lucky people of Gmail accounts, according to seems first in being created, are observing brutales increases in the capacity of its mailboxes.>>

That page in Spanish links to another page (citing it is the original source), which links to google.dirson.com ...

<<Because Unlimited always have Fair Use Policies>>
So would 1 TB.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

1TB is 1TB. Unlimited has a limit at some point. Even if it is all the storage in the world its still a limit. So Yahoo! has to chooses the limit in their Fair Use Policy. A 1TB account couldnt in a fair use policy limit your account to 500GB. Its against the law

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I see your point James. Basically, in reality, 1TB is probably better than unlimited storage since "unlimited" could easily mean 500GB when you check the fair use policy.

I have "unlimited" Internet bandwidth on my mobile phone, yet it's capped at 2GB.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Is this even secret or what?"
> yes and no
As I said, a spokeman of public French TV has said that Eric Schmidt will be in Paris to announce Youtube in Europe. But I think Google never allowed him to spread this information.

Tony in Paris, wow :-)

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

But why would google choose to announce 1 tb gmail in paris, lovely though paris is?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Simply because that's where they're holding their press day this year.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here] zim
I understand now! Yes I can fill up my inbox fast but I'm not sure about 1TB though!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> That page in Spanish links to another page (citing it
> is the original source), which links to google.dirson.com ...

I asked Miguel of Dirson.com, and he says that though he's been mentioned in relation to this rumor, he actually didn't post anything about it!

(The last time he mentioned a terrabyte of Gmail storage was in 2004. google.dirson.com/post/0501/)

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]James Xuan: that was what I meant ^^

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony: point taken! Eagerly await the news; have an excellent trip.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Well where is yahoo!s unlimited storage? I can't find it.

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