Happy Birthday: Gmail turns 10 years old today

By Shawn Knight
Apr 1, 2014
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  1. April Fools' Day probably isn't the best date to go live with a revolutionary new web product but that is exactly what Google did 10 years ago today with Gmail. The e-mail service made its debut on Thursday, April 4,...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,540   +2,337

    While many of the points made in this article are true about Gmail's success, there is one very important detail that was passed over: they have not perpetually tinkered with and needlessly modified the interface.

    I jumped on the Gmail bandwagon shortly before it went public and the biggest difference between Google's service and other email providers is that their service started simple and has remained that way while the likes of Yahoo!, Hotmail et. al. have been all over the map. Space and flexibility are nice, but simplicity and cleanliness are equally important features.
    H3llion and Nobina like this.

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