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March 28, 2014
fastcodesign:

Google Just Turned Gmail Into Pinterest
Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).
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Wow, that’s actually a good idea. 

fastcodesign:

Google Just Turned Gmail Into Pinterest

Gmail’s new-ish tabbed inbox offers the mechanized convenience of sorting all of your solicitations—your Groupons and Gap coupons—into one pile away from your more important email. Right now, that pile—called the Promotions Tab—looks like any other tower of email. But in a new Gmail update, Google has transformed the design from list to Pinterest, with a grid of minimal white cards driven by prominent photos (along with a corporate logo, one-line summary, and the option to star or trash the deal).

More> Co.Design

Wow, that’s actually a good idea. 

10:04 // 6 months ago
January 24, 2014
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September 7, 2013
19:57 // 1 year ago
May 29, 2013

Here’s what Google has in store for the Gmail inbox. By the end of the video, you’ll be asking yourself … “wait, why doesn’t this already exist in my inbox?” This, friends, is Google firing back at Mailbox.

12:38 // 1 year ago
December 10, 2012
My life described. 

My life described. 

12:06 // 1 year ago
April 15, 2012
huffingtonpost:

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This spring, why not beautify and simplify your inbox, the electronic manifestation of your whole life?  
Our Gmail insider is here to give you options other than “slash and burn.”

This is very necessary for the upcoming week. 

We have a folder set aside for most of the advertising we get. As well as a folder set aside for news alerts (HuffPo, admittedly, sends a lot of them, heh). Cleaned things up significantly.

huffingtonpost:

good:

This spring, why not beautify and simplify your inbox, the electronic manifestation of your whole life?  

Our Gmail insider is here to give you options other than “slash and burn.”

This is very necessary for the upcoming week. 

We have a folder set aside for most of the advertising we get. As well as a folder set aside for news alerts (HuffPo, admittedly, sends a lot of them, heh). Cleaned things up significantly.

10:54 // 2 years ago
March 1, 2012

Three things you need to know about Google’s privacy policy changes

  • one Google consolidated its privacy policies from over 70+ to one; the change took effect today, covering services like Gmail, Google+, Google Docs and Picasa. It will also combine information from across all accounts.
  • two “We can provide reminders that you’re going to be late for a meeting based on your location, your calendar and an understanding of what the traffic is like that day,” said Google’s blog. Creepy or not?
  • threeYou can remove your Google search history, but the company could still be “gathering and storing this information and using it for internal purposes.” It often gives users’ personal info to the government. source

» An advertising play: “We can provide more relevant ads too,” Google points out. “For example, it’s January, but maybe you’re not a gym person, so fitness ads aren’t that useful to you.” More relevant for users, possibly, but more relevant for advertisers, too? It’ll be interesting to see what happens a few months down the line with this policy.

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22:40 // 2 years ago
June 15, 2011
To the Sunlight Foundation: This idea (Sarah’s Inbox) is incredibly inspired and you should be proud of each other. However, didn’t Palin use a Yahoo account, not Gmail? By the way, the explanation for how they came up with this idea to present Sarah Palin’s e-mails is over here.

To the Sunlight Foundation: This idea (Sarah’s Inbox) is incredibly inspired and you should be proud of each other. However, didn’t Palin use a Yahoo account, not Gmail? By the way, the explanation for how they came up with this idea to present Sarah Palin’s e-mails is over here.

14:46 // 3 years ago
June 2, 2011

FBI investigating China for hacking job

  • cause Hackers went after Gmail, but didn’t compromise many accounts. However, some of the hacked accounts belong to some pretty high-ranking officials here in the U.S. Google claims that the hack originated in China, and the accounts have since been secured.
  • effect The FBI is investigating the hacking, which the Chinese government is saying that they had nothing to do with. However, Google believes the attack originated from the same city as one that targeted U.S. companies last year, including Google. source
14:59 // 3 years ago
March 22, 2011
This is an unacceptable accusation.
China Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu • Regarding Google’s claim that China has been infiltrating users’ Gmail accounts lately. We bet you’re wondering if she had any elaboration on this quote, considering its brevity. But, no, she didn’t. That’s all she said. Kinda awkward, isn’t it? source (viafollow)
10:33 // 3 years ago