It may not be certain any longer whether or not Google will complete an IPO
this year, but it now looks certain to be entering the free e-mail market.
Offering better anti-spam software than Yahoo Mail and Hotmail and other
rivals, and throwing in 1GB of storage, Google is aiming - once the preview
has been tweaked - to launch "Gmail" later this year.
"Unlike other free webmail services, Gmail is built on the idea that users
should never have to file or delete a message, or struggle to find an email
they've sent or received," Larry Page, Google co-founder and president, told
the Financial Times (FT).
The FT comments:
"This is Google's latest step in its push away from being a mere search
engine towards taking on the world's biggest Internet portals, following
moves into news and Froogle, a comparative shopping tool."
The preview registration for GMail is here.
"If a Go... (more)
A story picked up off the Associated Press (AP) newswire last night telling
of "a mysterious, large-scale, Internet attack against thousands of popular
Web sites" has proliferated across the Net so fast and so widely that it has
almost assumed virus-like proportions of its own.
According to the report, the US Homeland Security Department in Chicago is
studying the virus-like infection and trying to figure out how to impede the
spread of the virus, which seeks to implant "hacker type software" onto the
computers of all Web site visitors who go to infected or malicious Web sites.
Tugboat Enterprises, the maker of the new data rescue product Lifeboat, is
offering complimentary Lifeboat Data Rescue programs and technical support
for the program to individuals and companies whose computers were hit by
Hurricane Katrina. The offer is extended as a part of corporate goodwill
toward individuals and companies who are most affected. Operation Data
Recovery is valid for anyone living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida,
Alabama, Tennessee or South Carolina.
"When people are affected by this kind of natural disaster, it's important
that we pull together. Hurricane ... (more)
"Oracle put Siebel investors out of their misery today," SalesForce.com's
Marc Benioff (pictured) declared today to his employees and management team
as Oracle agreed to buy Siebel for $10.66 a share. "We have been doing that
for Siebel customers for years."
SalesForce.com's announcement today at its Dreamforce even will accelerate
that, Benioff said, adding: "It's the end of software."
Benioff's anti-Oracle bias reverberated through his next words:
"Client/Server software is being consolidated by Oracle just as mainframe
software was consolidated by Computer Associates. Oracle's st... (more)
Adobe Systems has introduced Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server 7.2, an enterprise
rights management (ERM) solution for protecting and controlling documents
throughout their entire lifecycle, from creation, through distribution and
collaboration, to archiving and destruction. Now, organizations can conduct
critical business processes more securely by protecting a broad range of
financial, government, and engineering documents or other files across
multiple formats, including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and
Dassault Systèmes CATIA V5 files.
“Collaboration is the h... (more)