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By Barry Eitel on Oct 31, 2014

Last week, Google announced a new product, Inbox. It’s like Gmail, the company said, but it’s not Gmail. Instead, it’s an attempt to revolutionize email, one of the oldest relics of the Internet still in constant use today. When developing the product, Google focused on an aspect of email that we had no concept of when the first email addresses were claimed three decades ago: mobile. “We get more email now than ever, important information is buried inside messages and our most important tasks can slip through the cracks—especially when we’re working on our phones,” Google noted on a blog post about the service. “For many of us, dealing with email has become a daily chore that distracts from what we really need to do—rather than helping us get those things done.” Inbox looks embraces the wa

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