Facebook email update: “A messaging system with email”

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An update on yesterday’s speculative post about Facebook gaining email. It seems I (and everyone else) was partially-right: Facebook is now getting email (and allowing users to have facebook.com addresses), but it’s an implementation as part of a revised, consolidated-sounding messaging system, one that somehow mashes together instant messaging, text messages (SMS), and chat. Tech … Read more

Facebook and free email?

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On Monday, social networking site Facebook plans to announce some “surprising” new development. Various leaks and sources online, however, strongly suggest it’s going to be Facebook offering its own email service, just like Google’s Gmail. While Facebook offering email will surely be useful for some of Facebook’s users, I don’t see it as a “Gmail … Read more