Monday, March 01, 2004
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Google reportedly plans to offer free e-mail service
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Google reportedly plans to offer free e-mail service: "Google is reportedly planning to introduce a free e-mail service, as its competition with Yahoo! and Microsoft's MSN heats up. Yahoo!'s e-mail service is both a revenue generator as well as a way the company increases users' activity and loyalty. Google's rumored entry into e-mail would be a major move and a direct threat to one of Yahoo!'s strongest areas, The New York Times reported. Larry Page, a co-founder of Google, did not confirm the plan, but did say, 'We are trying to put our effort into things that really matter to people that we can make significantly better.' "