July 9, 2007 5:28 AM PDT

Google to buy e-mail security company for $625 million

The Internet giant gobbles up Postini, which supplies on-demand communications security and compliance products to more than 35,000 businesses.

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Postini eh?
this is not the best filter, it routinely allows all kinds of spam into my work email...mail for bad penny stock tips, replica watches and handbags, pills of all kinds, etc, etc...my colleagues and I all delete them all day. I was out for a few days and my mailbox was over it's limit...all cause of the spam. Maybe Google can make this thing work correctly.
Posted by kinggorman (6 comments )
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probably a bad buy
Google buys up so many companies a few of them are bound to be bad investments, all companies make some bad investments, it is inevitable. And this looks like one of those bad investments for Google, but they got the cash flow that they can easily right it off just to get there hands on Postini's technology so Google can get into the e-mail security field with a running start.
Posted by lowenbrau212 (419 comments )
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works for us
we've been using Postini for several years and have had a generally excellent experience. out of hundreds of spam messages blocked per day - only rarely does one get through to me. and very few false positives.
Posted by bruce alan (2 comments )
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Postine Eh? Ditto . . .
We have Postini as our filter at work and I am constantly having to delete the same types of spam. I have my filter settings on the highest setting allowed, and I am constantly forwarding the spam to spam@postini.com, to no avail. I HATE Postini!
Posted by KJScarp (3 comments )
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MS staff to Ballmer: "Incomming!"
" Basically, the move will enable Google to flesh out its Google Apps hosted applications, which include e-mail, calendar, instant messaging, Docs & Spreadsheets and Web page creation, with the security and government regulation compliance services that businesses need. "

Somewhere in Washington state on Redmond One Jurassic Park Campus, Steve Ballmer is throwing chairs at MS staff in one of his infamous tirades...!

Redmond One: Hello, Google?
Google: Hi!
Redmond One: To whom should I address my Resume?
Posted by Llib Setag (951 comments )
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MS needs totally new leadership.
The longer they stick with the same old heads the longer they will continue to fall behind. The number of headlines and developments that have negative implications for MS seems to grow by the month.

Google is better at MS's game of buying what it thinks is the future. Google, Apple, and others, are slowing eating MS alive, a tiny little bite at a time.

They seem to concerned with staying big and mean than effective at anything they do. And too many within the company seem scared to death of mucking up the water as it needs to be.
Posted by NWLB (326 comments )
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Yeh, they're scared,
the day my company goes entirely web-based is the day I'll turn in my keys.
Posted by suyts (824 comments )
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google should buy grisoft
fwb
Posted by fwbroke (122 comments )
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