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  • Gmelius Promises To Improve the Look and Feel Of Your Gmail Inbox

    Gmelius Promises To Improve the Look and Feel Of Your Gmail Inbox

    Google started rolling out its new user interface for Gmail late last year. Not everybody is in love with it, of course, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that a little cottage industry of Gmail enhancement tools has cropped up over the last few months. Google will soon migrate even those users who have, until now, resisted this change to the new version. Even if you hate the new… Read More

  • Gmail Suffers Downtime, Google Is Investigating [Update: It's Back]

    Gmail Suffers Downtime, Google Is Investigating [Update: It's Back]

    Gmail seems to be suffering from a bit of downtime this morning. Most of us here at TechCrunch haven’t been able to log in to our accounts and the reports on Twitter seem indicate that this issue is affecting users worldwide. On its app status dashboard, Google confirms that it is aware of this issue and that it will provide more information shortly. Read More

  • Google Finally Gets Right To Gmail Trademark In Germany

    Google Finally Gets Right To Gmail Trademark In Germany

    When Google launched Gmail in Germany in 2005, it was quickly barred from using the Gmail name for its email product there. German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch, after all, had registered the ‘G-mail’ trademark (short for Giersch mail) for his physical and electronic mail service in Germany in 2000, long before Google had even announced its own service. Instead of… Read More

  • Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

    Taming Email Overload With SaneBox

    Calling email overload “a crisis in communication”, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington issued a challenge back in 2008: “Someone needs to create a new technology that allows us to enjoy our life but not miss important messages.” The entrepreneurs at SaneBox read this and other articles by Fred Wilson and Bijan Sabet, and set out to build a better inbox. After a month… Read More

  • Second Prize Is A Set Of Steak Knives: MarGenius Is A Social Network For Networkers

    Second Prize Is A Set Of Steak Knives: MarGenius Is A Social Network For Networkers

    So you’re in town to follow up on some weak leads and your boss says you’ve got to stay put for a few more days because there’s an old lady out near Patton Road who is looking to buy and you call back and say you got to get back to HQ for some paperwork and your boss says “Make the most of it.” The only thing that counts in this world, friend, is getting them to… Read More

  • Gmail App For iOS Hits The App Store Again

    Gmail App For iOS Hits The App Store Again

    When Google finally launched the official Gmail application for iOS earlier this month, the tech world sang with joy… for all of about thirty seconds. Almost immediately, reports spilled in that the app was broken, buggy, and almost entirely unusable. Google pulled the app down within a few hours. Today, they’re taking a second swing at it. Read More

  • Google, Why Don’t You Hang On To That Gmail App For A While?

    Google, Why Don’t You Hang On To That Gmail App For A While?

    By now you’re probably well aware that Google released their long-awaited Gmail iOS app today, only to unceremoniously yank it from the App Store when people pointed out that it didn’t really work. Google offered a mea culpa by stating that they have removed the app while they correct the problem, and that they’re working on a new version to be released soon. Here’s… Read More

  • Gmail Gives An Accidental Peek At Its Upcoming Redesign

    Gmail Gives An Accidental Peek At Its Upcoming Redesign

    A video inadvertently posted to Google’s YouTube account has given a sneak peek at some of the changes that will be coming to Gmail in the very near future. It was quickly taken down, but not before a few screenshots were snagged by Google Operating System. The new UI is obviously based on the Gmail ‘preview’ theme that it began offering back in June, which has more… Read More

  • Google Urges Iranian Users To Re-Secure Gmail Accounts After Attacks

    Google Urges Iranian Users To Re-Secure Gmail Accounts After Attacks

    Google is advising users in Iran to take specific steps in order to re-secure their Gmail accounts after last week’s reveal of the man-in-the-middle attacks that targeted Iranian users. The attackers used fraudulent SSL certificates issued by a compromised root certificate authority in the Netherlands, DigiNotar. These fake certificates allowed hackers to impersonate Google.com and others. Read More

  • Gmail Gets A Preview Pane (Hooray!), Needs Work (Aww)

    Gmail Gets A Preview Pane (Hooray!), Needs Work (Aww)

    Yes, you read the headline right, and the screenshots below weren’t doctored in any way. The Gmail feature you’ve been yearning for is here: Gmail now supports three-pane viewing, allowing you to see both your message list and an email’s content at the same time. Of course, the feature isn’t exactly novel — this is something you’ve been able to do with… Read More

  • Inbox 10,000: Some Thoughts After A Month Away From Email

    Inbox 10,000: Some Thoughts After A Month Away From Email

    “I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing it.” Peter Gibbons line from Office Space also served as the slug for my post from early July explaining why I was quitting email for the rest of the month. I was pretty sure I knew how I would feel once the month was up. And now that it is, guess what? That line describes exactly how I feel. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve… Read More

  • Gmail+: Google Already At Work On "Several" Gmail/Google+ Integrations

    Gmail+: Google Already At Work On "Several" Gmail/Google+ Integrations

    One of the factors that led me to conclude that I could walk away from email for the month was the emergence of Google+. It’s yet another network where people can now message me if they need to get ahold of me. Further, Google+ makes Gmail look like even more of a dog. To be clear, Gmail is still the best email service out there — but it’s also still an email service. Read More

  • Gmail's 'People Widget' Takes On Rapportive, No Browser Plugin Required

    Gmail's 'People Widget' Takes On Rapportive, No Browser Plugin Required

    It’s probably not a good sign that I’m this excited about an email widget, but there you go. Google has just announced that it’s rolling out a new feature over the next week called the People Widget — a small sidebar to the right of email messages that features contextual information about the people you’re interacting with in Gmail. I don’t have the… Read More

  • Coming This Summer: Fully Offline Gmail, Google Calendar, And Google Docs

    Coming This Summer: Fully Offline Gmail, Google Calendar, And Google Docs

    While it hasn’t always been clear just how big of a bet Google was going to make on Chrome OS, after Google I/O today, it seems very clear that they’re very serious. With the launch of Chromebooks, Google is aiming to strike right at the heart of Microsoft and the Windows stronghold. But they know that one big hold up remains before a browser-based OS can be everywhere: offline… Read More

  • Soon, AOL's AIM Won't Require A Separate Login To Chat With Contacts In Gmail

    Soon, AOL's AIM Won't Require A Separate Login To Chat With Contacts In Gmail

    Since 2007, you’ve been able to sign in to your AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) account to chat with your AIM contacts directly from Gmail. You simply login with your AIM account in Gmail and your contacts will populate your gChat list, allowing you to chat with them just like you would your Google Talk contatcs. From this notice, it looks like changes may be afoot to this feature. From… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Interactive TV

    Gillmor Gang 4.23.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Doc Searls, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — endured technical glitches and a dissection of the disruption formerly known as TV before settling into a debate about privacy. I know, sounds like the usual nonsense, but this show was high quality nonsense. I forget who brought up the famous iPhone/Android hidden recording file crisis… Read More

  • Google, I'd Send This To You Via Gmail, But I Can't — It's Time For A New Deal

    Google, I'd Send This To You Via Gmail, But I Can't — It's Time For A New Deal

    Yesterday, I noticed my Gmail account was insanely slow for no apparent reason. Nothing new here really, so I decided to wait it out. A few hours later, same deal. So I began phase two of my normal routine these days: publicly bitching about Gmail on Twitter. Normally, this works like a charm. Google reaches out and says they’re investigating (yes, fear my TechCrunch power and all that). Read More

  • Google Moves To Profile-Based Gmail Ads

    Google Moves To Profile-Based Gmail Ads

    Google’s about to step up its use of “interest-based advertising.” The company has announced that it will change the way it uses the information that it gathers from your scanned Gmail messages. (Or did you forget that Gmail scans every single one of your messages in order to show relevant advertising?) The big change is this: rather than scanning your email on a… Read More

  • Gmail To Roll Out Ads That Learn From Your Inbox

    Gmail To Roll Out Ads That Learn From Your Inbox

    Gmail is in the process of rolling out a new ad system that could prove to be quite powerful: ads that learn what you’re interested in based on your email habits. The feature first showed up in my Gmail account earlier this afternoon (there’s a prompt informing users about the new ads), and a Google spokesperson has confirmed that they are indeed in the process of rolling this… Read More

  • Beautiful Mac Mail Client Sparrow Really Sings With Full IMAP, Priority Inbox, And Multi-Touch

    Beautiful Mac Mail Client Sparrow Really Sings With Full IMAP, Priority Inbox, And Multi-Touch

    When Sparrow first launched in October of last year, I raved about its design and simplicity, but noted a few downsides. One was that it was Gmail-only. And even though it was Gmail-only, it lacked some of Gmail’s power features, such asPriority Inbox. With version 1.1,  both of those issues have been addressed. And a whole slew of new features more has been added. First and… Read More