GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED that it is this week launching a new beta service within Gmail that will allow users to create a new ‘priority inbox’ that will allow them to ‘rank’ emails through three individual sections in the inbox. The service will separate ‘important and unread’ and ‘starred’ email and will be available to all users this week.
# gmail - Wednesday 30 April, 2014
While ads were not placed in the apps themselves, the accounts were scanned, meaning that such data could be used to push targeted ads on other accounts
# gmail - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
The company said that by analysing both incoming and outgoing mail, it allows it to target users with tailored ads and personalised content.
# gmail - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
Your face, on everyone’s email account.
# gmail - Wednesday 26 March, 2014
The email provider is experimenting with a new grid feature which will turn any marketing emails into picture ads.
# gmail - Friday 24 January, 2014
Gmail was down, but now it’s back. Everyone relax.
# gmail - Friday 10 January, 2014
Thankfully, you can opt-out of it.
# gmail - Saturday 7 December, 2013
You’ll have to be quick though.
# gmail - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
Microsoft thinks Outlook is better than Gmail, so it’s about to spend $30 million to send its message across the US.
# gmail - Thursday 20 December, 2012
A survey of nearly 300 IT professionals in Irish companies has identified their concerns about employees’ computer habits at work.
# gmail - Wednesday 16 May, 2012
Ever wondered what happens to your email when it goes off into the ether?…
# gmail - Sunday 1 April, 2012
Twitter’s going down to 133 characters; Skype has solved the difficulty of poor coverage… and Bertie’s moving to Nigeria.
# gmail - Wednesday 29 February, 2012
# gmail - Monday 20 February, 2012
Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…
Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone said a cloud-based email system like Gmail would save money and increase flexibility.
# gmail - Thursday 3 November, 2011
Google apologises to users but no word on when the app will be made available again.
# gmail - Thursday 2 June, 2011
Chinese state media says Google “arbitrarily pointing the finger at China” for a second time, after the internet company warned users it had detected a Gmail account hacking scame.
Internet company says personal Gmail accounts belonging to US government officials, journalists and Chinese political activists are among the hundreds affected.
# gmail - Monday 21 March, 2011
Users in China have complained that they’re not able to send messages – and Google says it’s their government’s fault.
# gmail - Tuesday 1 March, 2011
Google says 40,000 users – or 0.02 per cent – of its users found their accounts empty after a bug-ridden update.
# gmail - Monday 28 February, 2011
The latest problems follow last week’s service disruptions for users of Google calendars.
# gmail - Friday 12 November, 2010
The next step in Facebook’s war for global domination: an integrated email product for every user.
# gmail - Wednesday 20 October, 2010
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# gmail - Tuesday 31 August, 2010
# gmail - Wednesday 25 August, 2010
GOOGLE IS SETTING its sights on overtaking Skype as the main internet telephony provider by rolling out its new Google Voice service directly into Gmail.
Users will be able to call landlines in the US and Canada free of charge through the service, on top of their current ability to have free voice chats with their contacts – undercutting Skype which charges for such calls.
Sadly for Irish users, however, the service is currently only available in those two countries.
The company announced that it would be roll out the service to all Gmail users in the countries at a media event today, explaining that a new option would appear in users’ GChat windows showing a small ‘Call Phone’ listing.
Clicking on this option opens up a small ‘Call’ window with a keypad, from which users will be able to dial to landlines.
To promote the rollout, Google will roll out traditional red phone boxes – just like the famous ones in London – to airports and university campuses, which will contain VoIP handsets allowing users to make free phone calls.