Sunday, December 16, 2007

Y! Mail vs GMail

For a long time I used Yahoo mail. Now I use Gmail. Why?
GMail is far better than Yahoo mail. Let me explain.
GMail is secure. I can use https access to web interface or use encrypted access via imaps and smtps from any standard e-mail client. And I can use GPG encryption. The best part is no advertizements inducted into my e-mail. It gets better with Google Apps for Domains where I can have the mailbox at my own domain hosted by Google.

Yahoo Mail, on the other hand, sucks quite a lot. No secure imap/smtps support, web interface sucks big time, and injects ads all over the place. Same is the story with their Groups (which I've been using since the beginning). While Gmail has only improved over and over, Yahoo mail is a downhill.

See you on Gmail.

p.s: Windows Mail, Hotmail or whatever crap they call it is not even worth considering. Delivery to their system is a big PITA.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Yahoo - marketer -- Google - Engineer

But the challenges of integrating two giant computer systems or redesigning
a database or redoing a user interface? Many who have met with him at Yahoo say
he still doesn't know the right questions to ask about technology. "Terry could
never pound the table and say, 'This is where we need to go, guys,'" one former
Yahoo executive says. "On those subjects, he always had to have someone next to
him explaining why it was important." One could have made a convincing argument
two years ago that such deep technical knowledge didn't matter much. But now we
have empirical evidence: At Yahoo, the marketers rule, and at Google the
engineers rule. And for that, Yahoo is finally paying the price.
-- Wired Article