Google vows to increase Gmail storage limit

Google Incorporated's Gmail Web-based e-mail service may have an incrementing storage space counter, but apparently it's not going fast enough – and so the search giant has announced plans to speed it up. "A few of you are using Gmail so much that you're running out of space, so to make good on our promise, today we're announcing we are speeding up our counter and giving out more free storage," said Google engineer Rob Siemborski.

When it launched in 2004, Gmail offered free accounts with 1GB of storage and by April 2005 Google started gradually increasing Gmail storage when the service turned one year old. Google got the ball rolling: this year Microsoft Corporation upped its free storage limit for its Windows Live Hotmail service to 5GB in August, and Yahoo Incorporated started offering "unlimited" storage in May.

News source: ComputerWorld

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