I haven’t used Yahoo! Mail in ages, but two bits of news caught my eye today regarding the service. The first, is that Yahoo! is going to start offering unlimited storage in May:
The unlimited storage will begin rolling out globally in May, and Yahoo expects to have all of its customers covered within a month, except for China and Japan. “We will continue working with these markets on their storage plans,” Kremer said.
Yahoo! is the first of the big players to launch unlimited storage. I can’t imagine Google and Microsoft will be far behind.
The feature is important for further development, as Om Malik reports:
What it shows is that the company is beginning to think of Yahoo Mail as a platform, leveraging cheap storage and a mega audience.
I think the other shoe is going to drop tomorrow when Yahoo in all likelihood is going to announce a Yahoo Mail API, which would open up the service to third party developers.
Really?! An API for a mail service? That would be pretty darn cool, I have to admit.
Read: Yahoo! Mail