Google, Yahoo and the Search Engine Catfight

4 thoughts on “Google, Yahoo and the Search Engine Catfight”

  1. Hey Om,

    Check me on this (am I seeing things?) … but it appears as of Google Mail is giving users more than 2 Gigabytes of emai. Go to and notice that under the bullet point labeled, “Don’t throw anything away.” the number of megabyes of free storage “and counting” … the counter has exceeded 2 GB. When I checked this evening Pacific Time about 7:55 p.m., the number of megabytes of free storage was 2052 MB. Unless I am doing my math incorrectly, 1 GB = 1024 MB, 2 GB = 2048 MB … and that counter was at 2052 MB and STILL COUNTING! I just wonder if Google is going to surprise us and give us a treat, maybe something like 5 GB of free email space (that ought to keep Yahoo in check!).

  2. I agree Google’s has some design-related issues to deal with in the near future. Many users flocked to Google for its simplistic UI that clashed with the cluttered, confusing mess of many other search sites at the time, such as Yahoo. But, now that Google has gone public, there is increased pressure on growth. As new services are rolled out, Google will have to find a way to integrate its various offerings into a common UI. Right now, the common user going to would have little idea that Google Maps, Blogger, etc. even exist.

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