Houston: Social networking site Facebook may soon offer e-mail services to its 500 million members to compete gmail and yahoomail, making it the largest such service on the planet.
More significantly, the offering could lead to a fundamental transformation of e-mail.
Yahoo, Google and Microsoft are already scrambling to retool their e-mail services to build them more around people's social connections.
Facebook would have a tremendous advantage because it owns a vast trove of data about people's relationships and would find it easier to graft e-mail onto its existing social services such as photo-sharing....more
11:42 AM, Nov 14, 2010