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New themes, emoji, now available for Gmail

Email has become central to the way millions of people communicate. If you're going to be spending hours staring at it each day, it would be nice to be able to stare at something you like looking at. To that…

The new Outlook.com offers smarter, cleaner email

Microsoft launched Outlook.com in late July and gave the webmail service a fresh look to match the design philosophy behind several of its newest products, including the upcoming Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Rather than a simple facelift, this…

Infographic: Looking back at Gmail on its 9th birthday

It's hard to imagine Google without its spaghetti bowl of web services, but less than a decade ago it didn't even provide email. Gmail shook up the Internet when it entered beta on April Fool's Day, 2004, offering handy features such as threaded conversations as well as a whole gig...

Google gains legal right to use Gmail brand in Germany

Google happily announced on its blog today that @googlemail.com will now become @gmail.com in Germany. This marks the first time in several years that @gmail.com will be the default option for German users. Google had switched to @googlemail.com following a…