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Google tera-bitten

Gmail Storage levels raised by a thousand times for a little bit
Thu May 20 2004, 07:50
SHARP EYED Gmail users may have thought the storage war with Yahoo was getting out of hand when they suddenly found themselves with a terabyte of storage space.

Several users experimenting with Google's new Gmail Web-based e-mail service suddenly noticed their storage limits had quietly been raised to one million megabytes, or one terabyte.

Of course they didn't complain, they just rang their mates at CNet who after calculating that was four times the typical capacity of a high-end hard drive, rang Google's press office.

A SpokesGoogle checked and discovered it was a glitch which was being fixed. Late yesterday users found their email was back to normal. µ


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