Is Facebook going to launch its own email system on Monday?

by Knowlton Thomas

facebookRumours are swirling about a Facebook email system readying to launch.

Spearheaded by TechCrunch, it's expected that Facebook has serious plans to launch an email system, such as Hotmail or Gmail, in the very near future.

According to the AOL-owned tech news site, which claims to have inside knowledge, Facebook may use recently acquired "," so email may be ""

The news is expected to become public on Monday at an invite-only press event in San Fran.

Microsoft is rumoured to be collaborating with Facebook on the email system via Office Web Apps integration.

Critics are skeptical that a Facebook email will take off, citing security worries and further lacks of privacy.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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