RE: OT RE: gmail invites

No idea where this stands now, but google originally
wanted to keep all of your email and mine it.  They
would then sell the results to companies.  Created
quite an uproar but I have not heard if they really
backed off of that idea or just became less open about
their plans.

Guess it all depends on your definition of 'evil' :-)

--- Steve Jelfs <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Maybe I'm missing something here but, why does
> anyone want a gmail account 
> anyway?
> 
> Steve                          
>    
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Grabowy, Chris" <chris.grabowy@xxxxxxxx>
> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:41:24 -0400
> Subject: RE: OT RE: gmail invites
> 
> > If I remember correctly, there was an article in
> Fortune magazine about
> > Google and their stock offer, etc.  The article
> mentioned something to
> > the effect that they have the largest
> non-government grid computer
> > around.  And they have so much bandwidth that
> there just sitting around
> > dreaming up ways to exploit all the search data
> they have.  I think its
> > called innovation?  The next MS?
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Boivin, Patrice J
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 8:53 AM
> > To: 'oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> > Subject: OT RE: gmail invites
> > 
> > 
> > Google must have purchased more hardware.
> > 
> > I have invites to give away too.  Eventually
> everyone will have a gmail
> > account, at this rate...
> > 
> > : )
> > 
> > Patrice
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stephane Faroult
> [mailto:sfaroult@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > Sent: August 31, 2004 9:23 AM
> > To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: gmail invites
> > 
> > 
> >  Viral marketing at work ...
> > Regards, 
> > 
> > Stephane Faroult 
> > 
> > RoughSea Ltd 
> > http://www.roughsea.com 
> > 
> > 
> > On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 05:11 , Michael Thomas
> <mhthomas@xxxxxxxxx> sent:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Daniel (uberdba) gave me an invite to gmail. I
> signed
> > up a couple days ago. Now I received six (6)
> invites
> > myself. So, send me an email today if you want one
> > of these invites.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Mike Thomas
> > mhthomas(at)yahoo.com
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
>
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Lead Database Administrator
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