Rumour Mill – Facebook launching Gmail killer today

Talk suggests Facebook could be outing a Gmail-killing email service

Facebook is holding an event today. And when the site that holds half a billion people captive in its virtual world makes an announcement, the world watches.

What will it launch? We don’t know, but the sharpest rumour suggests a Gmail-killing email service.

Facebook already has a mail tool built into its website, but it also has an aggressive strategy to use its online clout to cut into new markets. We’re already watching it have a stab at the location patch.While it’s going after Foursquare, it may as well go after Gmail and Hotmail.

The announcement’s at 6pm (UK time). And we’ll be back then with a confirmation. Or, if the rumours are wrong, we’ll let you in on what’s really being launched.

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