Saturday, October 25, 2014

When email box sizes were increased 10 years ago

Ten years ago, all the major email service providers increased their free storage size as a response to Google's 1GB offer.  Microsoft increased to 250MB, and Yahoo increased to 100MB. Obviously, the bigger seemed beautiful. The size in fact reflected the technology capability that each company can handle and also the vision for the future at that moment. All these in turn determined how they performed in the area of cloud computing and big data in the last 10 years. It is so interesting to look backward and connect the dots.