Recently Google disabled facebook's access to "import contacts from gmail" since facebook doesn't give google the same access (in fact, facebook is like apple, once you get in, you are locked in).
So in return facebook used a round-about way to import contacts from gmail.
We all know google buzz which is kinda competitor of facebook and various other previous "conflicts".
Now it seems the battle is on!
Facebook rumored to have been secretly been developing the service since the start of the year
The web email market is pretty packed these days. Exact estimates of market share are problematic, as they're typically gathered by client image loads, hence minimizing the market share of clients like Google's Gmail. Currently, though, most experts agree that Google's Gmail
, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and Apple Mail are the big four of the e-mail world (AOL Mail still has a pretty loyal following as well).
Facebook announced on Friday
that it was holding a special event on Monday, November 15, 2010 at St. Regis Yerba Buena Terrace in San Francisco. The invite has a number of hints that the event might be something email-related, with comment bubbles and a mail-stationary like background.
Reportedly the social networking giant will be announcing a full-fledged, stand-alone email client, similar to Gmail, complete with @facebook.com addresses. The full-fledged client The client has been in development since at least February of this year, under the code-name Project Titan.
If that proves true the code-name would seem appropriate as the ensuing competition would indeed be a clash of the titans as the internet's two hottest properties
-- Facebook and Google -- wage war.
So will Facebook release the Kraken (e.g. the "Gmail Killer" that employees have been bragging about)? We'll have to wait until next Monday to hear for sure.
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By default, every Facebook email you send will be posted to your Facebook profile.
To disable this feature on a per-message basis, hold shift while clicking Send, then click File, Open, New, Message Preference, Open, New, double-click Send, Help, About Facebook Mail, then tick the checkbox labeled "No!" and untick the checkbox labeled "No?"