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Google Desparate for Gmail?

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victor | 29 July, 2011 09:04

Today, I received an email message from The message is simply asking me to switch from my "traditional" email service to the "modern and spam-free" Gmail service.

While this request may sound normal, a quick question popped into my mind.

"Why would Google build a website to ask people to join Gmail if Gmail originally started on an invitation-only basis?
More precisely, why would Google build this website now and not when it first opened Gmail for the public?"

Is Google desparate to advertise Gmail?

Is this just another indirect way of advertising Google Plus?

Is it just a sub-service provided by Google to Gmail users to allow them to invite their friends?


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