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  • Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users

    Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users

    During its earnings call, Google today announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. That’s up from 900 million the company announced during its I/O developer conference last May and up from 425 million in 2012. With this, Gmail joins six of Google’s other popular projects, including Search, Chrome, Android, Maps, YouTube and Google Play that all also have… Read More

  • Inbox By Gmail Gets Smarter Search With Quick Answer Cards

    Inbox By Gmail Gets Smarter Search With Quick Answer Cards

    Inbox by Gmail, Google’s next-gen email client for mobile and the web, is getting a nice little update today that will make it easier to find information like addresses, membership numbers and package tracking numbers in your emails. While Inbox always featured a pretty good search feature that would organize results by relevance, Google has now made its search tool in the app… Read More

  • Google Inbox Gets Sharable Trip Bundles, Improved Photo Attachments

    Google Inbox Gets Sharable Trip Bundles, Improved Photo Attachments

    Inbox by Gmail, Google’s next-gen email client for mobile and the web, has its fair share of marquee features, but one of its most useful is its ability to bundle emails about an upcoming trip into a single Trip Bundle. Today, Google is improving this feature, and on mobile, it’s making it easier to attach multiple photos from all of those trips you take to your emails. Read More

  • New Google Apps Feature Helps Businesses Keep Sensitive Information Out Of Emails

    New Google Apps Feature Helps Businesses Keep Sensitive Information Out Of Emails

    Google is launching a new privacy tool for Google Apps Unlimited users today. The new Data Loss Prevention feature will make it easier for businesses to make sure that their employees don’t mistakenly (or not so mistakenly) email certain types of sensitive information to people outside of the company. Businesses that subscribe to this plan for their employees now have the option to… Read More

  • Gmail Will Soon Warn Users When Emails Arrive Over Unencrypted Connections

    Gmail Will Soon Warn Users When Emails Arrive Over Unencrypted Connections

    Soon, you may see a warning in Gmail that tells you that an email has arrived over an unencrypted connection. Gmail already defaults to using HTTPS for the connections between your browser and its servers, but for the longest time, the standard practice for sending email between providers was to leave them unencrypted. If somebody managed to intercept those messages, it was pretty trivial to… Read More

  • Gmail, We Need To Talk Crunch Network

    Gmail, We Need To Talk

    Dear Gmail: Two years ago, you launched an ambitious endeavor with Schema.org to bring a new level of richness to email. Schema.org allowed senders to embed rich meta data in email that allowed any modern email client, not just Gmail, to present actionable items within email. It felt like Gmail was taking the lead in email innovation. Read More

  • ProtonMail On Battling A Sustained DDoS Attack

    ProtonMail On Battling A Sustained DDoS Attack

    Encrypted webmail provider, ProtonMail, has been fighting a wave of DDoS attacks since November 3 that, by last Friday, had taken its service offline for more than 24 hours. At the time of writing the attacks are still coming. Read More

  • Gmail Now Lets You Easily Block Annoying Senders

    Gmail Now Lets You Easily Block Annoying Senders

    Here is a small but useful new feature in Gmail that’s launching today: you can now block specific email addresses with two clicks. So whenever you’re getting a lot of email from somebody who is being annoying, you can now easily ban them from your inbox (and after they show remorse, you can unblock them again). Read More

  • Russia Says Google Has “Violated Competition Rules” With Android, Yandex Stock Jumps

    Russia Says Google Has “Violated Competition Rules” With Android, Yandex Stock Jumps

    Back in February, the “Google of Russia,” Yandex, filed an antitrust complaint with Russia’s watchdog agency (FAS) over Google’s leverage with what comes pre-installed on Android. Specifically, the fact that Google is the default search engine rubbed Yandex the wrong way. See, Yandex has a 60 percent search hold overall, but Android phones account for 86 percent of… Read More

  • Google Launches Native Ads In Gmail To All Advertisers

    Google Launches Native Ads In Gmail To All Advertisers

    Google is rolling out a new ad format in Gmail to all advertisers today. A few years ago, Google launched a new kind of native ad in Gmail that sat at the top of the inbox and mostly looked like a regular email. For the most part, that was a pretty unobtrusive way of displaying ads (though some people were rather annoyed by them). Starting today, Google is making it easier for all advertisers… Read More

  • Gmail To Auto-Populate Google Calendar For Work With Things Like Flights And Hotel Bookings

    Gmail To Auto-Populate Google Calendar For Work With Things Like Flights And Hotel Bookings

    For a while, Gmail data like flight information has been surfaced in Google’s search product. One could imagine that that data would make sense in other places…like Google Calendar. Ding ding! Google announced today that it’s starting to roll out features that will place ticket, flight, hotel and restaurant info onto Google Calendar. Automatically. Read More

  • Mailpile Is A Pro-Privacy, Open Source Webmail Project That’s Raised ~$100,000 On Indiegogo

    Mailpile Is A Pro-Privacy, Open Source Webmail Project That’s Raised ~$100,000 On Indiegogo

    Mailpile is a relatively rare thing: a software project that looks certain to achieve its crowdfunding goal. The Mailpile Indiegogo campaign is less than $5,000 away from its $100,000 target, still with 22 days left to run, so it’s clearly struck a chord with its close to 2,000 backers. Still, it’s not hugely surprising — given how timely this pro-privacy project is. Read More

  • Yahoo! Announces Unlimited E-mail Storage

    Gmail not doing enough for you? Need a little extra room to stuff those tax documents into? Yahoo! has just announced that come my birthday May 2007, all Yahoo! mail users (not just iPhone/Beta users) will have access to unlimited e-mail storage. Flippin’ sweet! But those of you already coding out UNIX shell scripts to automatically backup your hard drive to Yahoo! Mail, hold up a second. Read More