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.
Such was the media hype and frenzy around the launch of the iPad that 300,000 were sold on the very first day! [more...]