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A list of nearly five million Gmail login credentials was posted on a Russian forum earlier this week.  Initial reports led to the speculation that Google itself had been hacked.  The good news is that doesn’t appear to be the case, the bad news is that the list is real, and your account might be on it. The leaked list contains millions of account names that have been collected from …

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Earlier this week Google released the latest version of Gmail, which features a substantial interface overhaul.  The biggest change is that Gmail will now sort your inbox into categorized tabs such as Primary, Social and Promotions.  Many users will likely find the new interface a welcome addition but marketing firms and in-house business promotions are likely to find their effectiveness at an all-time low. The new interface, which is shared …

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Google launched a service on Thursday that it hopes will allow millions of people in developing nations to access the internet for free.  The new service, named Free Zone, will facilitate the use of Google Search, Gmail and Google + through a special domain entry point.  The service launched in the Philippines and allows users with a free Google account to view the content on their cellphones without experiencing the …

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Google has started testing a new feature that will allow personal emails from a user’s Gmail account to show up in search engine results.  The idea behind the feature is that a user’s search query will not only contain the results from the public web, but also from their personal Gmail account. This means that recommendations from friends or information about restaurants other venues may become the best search results …

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Earlier this week Google encountered a service crash that affected over 150,000 people and left most of them without access to their email accounts. Google reported that the service outage only accounted for roughly .08% of their total user base but with an estimated 193 million users worldwide this still adds up to a shocking amount. Of those who were hit by the outage most discovered that all of their …

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It’s no secret that Google is one of the primary leaders in the realm of social content sharing. Today Google took this one step further with Google Buzz, a Gmail integrated plug-in that allows you to post new information directly from within the email application. So why should this matter to you? Social content sharing is one of the best ways to promote your business or product organically and can …

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The month of July stood out this year as having some of the most malicious Viruses in quite some time. Google, in association with virus and spam filtration program Postini reported that Virus Spam peaked on July 24th with nearly 10 million suspicious emails. Google, which has long kept a watchful eye on the online world, has taken a special interest in the prevention of Spam and Virus attacks for …

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