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February 9, 2010 at 10:25 AM

Google rolls its own Facebook & Twitter with Gmail “Buzz”

Google’s turning Gmail into a social network with a new feature called “Buzz” that adds a handful of networking and sharing features to the company’s free Web email service. Co-founder Sergey Brin said Buzz blends social networking and productivity tools into a powerful new service. “This is another very compelling evolution where I think you have the…

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March 19, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Google’s Gmail gets the “five-second rule”

Remember the “beer goggles” feature that Gmail added last fall, to prevent you from sending drunken rants in the middle of the night? The experimental “goggles” feature requires you to prove your coherence by doing a simple math test before the mail sends. A related tool was added this afternoon, and this one’s a lot more…

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