Facebook 'Gmail Killer' Due Monday
Social network to reveal 'full-fledged webmail client,' say sources
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 12, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, smiles with unidentified co-workers at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2010.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – In its latest step toward world domination, Facebook will unveil the web email service its staff calls “the Gmail killer” on Monday, sources tell TechCrunch. It’s more than just an update to Facebook messaging: Project Titan, as it’s known, is “a full-fledged webmail client” with loads of potential, writes Jason Kincaid.

Facebook already has the most popular photos and events products in the world; integrating these “in a seamless fashion” with a webmail client should be fruitful. Plus, since “Facebook knows who your friends are,” it can likely deduce personal emails’ priority levels. The project, Kincaid notes, may explain “the timing” of the war between Google and Facebook over contacts.

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NoddaAndYou
Nov 13, 2010 2:39 PM CST
I hope they call it F-Mail.... I hope, I hope, I hope! ^_^
aprilkk1
Nov 13, 2010 6:12 AM CST
google will win in the end, cause there's lots of facebook haters out there. lots of facebook resisters... while google is much loved and depended on as an entity by it's users. people go to facebook, sometimes under protest because there is no alternative and it's a place to catch up with friends and check the wall. google should be working on a product to replace what facebook offers, and buzz isn't good enough. yet.
hrumble
Nov 13, 2010 2:43 AM CST
I can't wait, I have a gmail but rarely use it. I've found Yahoo! to be much better, the only problem is that you can't use applications on your computer with Yahoo! without paying money. I hope this Facebook has integration with e-mail applications as well.