Jul 7, 2009

Gmail no longer in beta

gmail-no-longer-in-betaTechcrunch reported that Google has finally removed the "beta" label from Gmail. Hard to believe it’s already been 5 years since Gmail was launched.

Time for a little trip down memory lane with this Gmail press release from April 1, 2004:

Search is Number Two Online Activity – Email is Number One; "Heck, Yeah," Say Google Founders

BTW – A real, "non-PR" story of how Gmail got started is in the book Founders At Work. Great read if you run or work at a startup.

According to the TC article, Gmail gets about half the traffic as Yahoo Mail (36 million uniques vs. Yahoo’s 98 million).

Ever wonder how many people on your subscriber list use Gmail? Just use the Domain Performance stats in your campaign reports: