Skip to main content

Facebook might launch its e-mail service soon

Bangalore: Facebook's web-based email service is reported to be at the verge of completion. The social networking giant is planning to announce its email service with addresses at an event in San Francisco, reports the Silicon Valley technology blog TechCrunch. This merger of e-mail and social network services would propel Facebook's popularity to new heights.The company is expected to unveil the email service code named 'Project Titan' at an invite-only event on Monday. This endeavor is likely a full-fledged e-mail service aimed to compete with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and other web-based e-mail services. Moreover, the industry experts feel that it will be a 'Gmail Killer' as Facebook and Google are in a deepening spat over exporting contact lists and are trying to establish their dominance on the Internet.

Facebook e-mail service will provide a business marketing and communications platform, which would make its internet prominence solid. Facebook already has a well-established messaging service apart from the option of sharing links, photos, and videos. The instant messaging chat component and the VoIP voice calling and group chat possibilities with its recent partnership with Skype gives it an edge over its competitors. GigaOm had speculated that Facebook is planning to upgrade its mobile chat feature and add a 'one to many' group chat capability.The report comes at a time when the search engine Google has give a 10 percent salary hike to all its employees to retain its talents from not jumping sides to rivals such as Facebook.


Popular posts from this blog

Top 5 Women Who Impacted Technology in 2010

Katie Stanton, International Strategist for Twitter Katie Stanton has impressively long names of companies in her resume. They include the White House, Google Inc, and her latest addition is Twitter. Her remit is working on Twitter’s international strategy and her experience in social media will be a key asset to the company. Katie has a history of working in technology, and her knowledge of departmental laws will help Twitter work alongside government agencies, as she’ll be spearheading the free information approach, especially after the Wikileaks incident. Stanton has been a key player in the techsphere for some time, and this extends to her private life. Following the Haiti disaster she worked with a group of engineers to create a free texting service to help those in need and she is constantly in demand as an expert in both social media and government policy.
Caterina Fake, Co-Founder of Flickr and Hunch Despite having a surname which sounds like a pseudonym for a spy (it’…

AT&T MiFi 2372 review

In the week or so that I have been testing the AT&T MiFi 2372 by Novatel Wireless, it has already saved no less than three lives. First, it saved my cable guy’s life. You see, Time Warner Cable provides the worst home Internet service I have ever experienced. I can’t even think of a close second. If providing terrible home Internet service was a sport, Time Warner Cable would be on its tenth consecutive undefeated season. Forget the fact that my upload speed is capped at 60Kbps and I’m lucky if I can get half that — it has been months since I’ve gone through a full day without at least one service interruption. Months. Unfortunately, Time Warner Cable has an exclusive contract with my building so I have no choice but to endure its abysmal service. Last week, as a Time Warner Cable technician entered my home for the sixth time in two months, I realized that this certainly would have spelled serious trouble had it not been for my trusty new back up device. Before the Mi…

facebook vs google+