Google announced tonight that it will up its Gmail limit to 2 GB, and that it plans to increase the limit to…the sky. Really. This is not an April Fools’ joke. I spoke to Google PR, and they told me that they shortly intend to lift the limit entirely on Gmail – well, not entirely, but they hope to allow as much as possible – which in the end, I was told, makes it pretty much limitless. Google Grid, ho! (I did ask them about the abuse of this feature – and they told me they’d get back to me….). BTW, the Gmail site has a cute (I hate that word, but it fits) doodle on the whole idea. Image at left.
Not to beat a tired horse, but why do this? Mail = pageviews. Pageviews = profits. Rinse. Repeat.