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Google announces more Gmail storage

Google is giving out more free storage by speeding up the speed of the Gmail counter.

Google is giving out more free storage by speeding up the speed of the Gmail counter.

The announcement was made by Rob Siemborski, an engineer on Google's Webmail services, on the official Gmail blog.

Excerpt from the blog entry:

In April 2005, we started increasing Gmail storage as part of our "Infinity+1" storage plan. At that time, we realized we'd never reach infinity, but we promised to keep giving Gmail users more space as we were able. That said, 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.

Businesses, schools, and organizations using Google Apps to get Gmail on their own custom addresses will get a storage boost shortly as well.

Also, Standard and Education Edition storage, currently at 2 GB, will begin matching Gmail's counter. Premier Edition users will get an upgrade of 15 GB to 25 GB.

Are you a Gmail user? Is this news of increased storage good information to you?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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