You've got mail, lots of mail
One of these days, you'll be telling your grandkids about the time when you needed to delete your old emails to create space in your account.
"Really, old-timer?" one will dubiously ask.
"What's a delete button?" the other will wonder.
Come May, Yahoo!
Google made that announcement on April Fool's Day three years ago, but it was no joke. The company has gone on to raise its Gmail capacity, but now it has Yahoo! -- and Time Warner's
Free email used to be a crutch. You would create a few free accounts, just to use for site registrations elsewhere. It's gotten to the point where we probably have way too many email accounts to manage. I know that I have to go through the filtering process on the fly whenever someone -- or some site -- asks me for my email address. Just exactly which email address do I want to give? The one I check perpetually? The one that's a heaping pile of unsolicited spam? The one that's easiest to remember?
Getting unlimited capacity on a single account won't change that, but it will certainly make me more comfortable in leaning on Yahoo! in the future. More importantly, it actually beat Google to the punch for a change.
BK's chicken dance
Speaking of unlikely leaders, Burger King
The process will be gradual. Still, can you imagine PETA hitting up BK's grinning mascot with a high-five over this? I can't. I know that BK has the veggie burger, but few people view the fast-food industry as a bastion of food ethics.
After watching burger-flipping rivals McDonald's
Nice going, Yahoo! and Burger King. You surprised a cynic like me.
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look back. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.