Yahoo battles Gmail on storage

Yahoo is to increase the free e-mail storage limits of its users from 250Mbytes to 1Gbyte, to match the limit set by rival Google...

Yahoo is to increase the free e-mail storage limits of its users from 250Mbytes to 1Gbyte, to match the limit set by rival Google for its Gmail service.

Since Gmail appeared around a year ago, both Yahoo and Microsoft’s Hotmail have increased their free e-mail storage limits from 6Mbytes and 2Mbytes limits, respectively, to 250Mbytes.

All three companies are competing to keep their users on-side with improved e-mail storage limits, as users will have more chance of viewing their online advertisments and other commercial services, such as sponsored searches, that they are developing.

Currently, Yahoo and Hotmail users wanting more than 250Mbytes can pay for an upgrade to 2GBbytes and higher.

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