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'Project Phoenix': Aol tries to raise email from ashes

November 14, 2010: 12:00 PM ET

Having lost the email crown long ago to Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo, Aol wants to jump back into the fray with 'Project Phoenix,' a web-based client built from scratch.

Since Google (GOOG) first introduced Gmail back in 2004, it's regularly updated the web-based email service with new features: increased storage space, a web-based mobile app, Google Chat and numerous interface tweaks among them. To catch up, Microsoft (MSFT) introduced the Windows Live Hotmail "Wave 4" update  last May, and Yahoo (YHOO) promises a significant Yahoo Mail update is in the works, too. Now, it's Aol's turn. More

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