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How Gmail will make money

I found the following when cruising through some options in my Gmail account today. Seems like a decent strategy to me.

Gmail: Purchase Additional Storage

Posted in The Web at Dec 04 2007, 10:40:08 PM MST 8 Comments
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But doesn't Yahoo Mail have unlimited storage? It will be interesting in any case how this works out.

Posted by Jason Yip on December 05, 2007 at 12:23 AM MST #

I already was buying storage from Google. Before they enhanced the storage, I was at 99,9% :-) Now I have about 20 GB, should be fine, for now :-)

Posted by Matthias Wessendorf on December 05, 2007 at 02:05 AM MST #

When I registered to gmail, I had 2 GB free space, now I have 4.7 GB. I think they can make more money out of adwords on gmail.

Posted by Kocka on December 05, 2007 at 03:42 AM MST #

Gmail is making Google money regardless of paying for extra space. Everything Google does involves data mining to drive AdSense. Your searches, your RSS feeds, your email, your blogs, your news. The more Google services you use, the more they know about you.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing (some would). I love the services and I'd rather have targeted advertising if I have to deal with ads.

Posted by Mike on December 05, 2007 at 01:43 PM MST #

I think that's more than fair. I have everything redirected to my gmail and I get it on my phone. 10 GB for the price of a half a tank of gas in my truck. That's fair. :-) I get people all the time telling me to try Yahoo. Why? Google works and I like it.

Posted by David Whitehurst on December 05, 2007 at 10:01 PM MST #

It's not only making money with GMail (and PicassaWeb as shown in the screenshot) ... this is preparing the future ... This extra allocation space will be use for all Google services (GMail, PicassaWeb, "future" GDrive, GDocs, ...). One common space for all services.

Posted by Pascal Alberty on December 06, 2007 at 01:22 AM MST #

Animated Flash ads with sound forced me to install Ad Block Plus on Firefox. What a relief. Inspired, I installed CustomizeGoogle as disabled ads on Google and Gmail. Even though google ads are not that annoying - I'm glad they're gone. Had the other advertizers not pushed it too far with those ridiculous and intrusive movie ads I would never have bothered investigating blocking ads in the first place.

Posted by Felim Grant on December 06, 2007 at 04:47 AM MST #

Google's pricing and Amazon S3 pricing seems similar: (http://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/calc5.html?). However, S3 can be used for any kind of storage. I use jungle disk ($20 one time purchase) and my Amazon S3 account appears as a Windows drive, very easy to transfer my files) Maybe when GDrive service becomes available, I might switch.

Posted by Roshan Shrestha on December 06, 2007 at 09:51 AM MST #

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