Gmail ran for more than 5 years with the beta tag. It was removed on the 7th of July 2009.
Google had launched their free email service on 1st April 2004 with 1 GB storage space. This was 20 times more than what was being offered by the competition at that time.
Apple's first big order - $50,000 - arrived when co-founder Steve Wozniak was still employed with Hewlett-Packard. They had to supply 100 fully built computers. The order value was twice Steve Wozniak's salary at Hewlett-Packard. [more...]