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Yahoo Attempts To Counter Google’s Gmail

Beginning Tuesday, all of Yahoo’s free e-mail accounts will be upgraded to 100 megabytes, a move spurred by Google’s plans to offer 1,000 megabytes of free storage through its Gmail service, which has remained in a test phase since early April.

Yahoo has been offering 4 megabytes of free e-mail storage, although some people with accounts opened several years ago have 6 megabytes of free storage.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo disclosed that it would be increasing its free storage to 100 megabytes during an analyst meeting held last month, but hadn’t provided a specific time for the upgrade until now.

Read more at the Star Tribune.