20% time Stories July 14, 2015

Googlers use their 20% in many different ways, and usually that means building a product or service they hope will someday see some amount of wider adoption. Gmail and AdSense were both built in 20% time, and now they’re two of Google’s biggest services.

Nat & Lo are going to do something a bit different. Since most people don’t ever get a chance to really see how Google ticks behind the scenes, Nat & Lo thought they would use their 20% time to show us — and they’re doing so via a newly-launched YouTube channel. expand full story

20% time Stories April 10, 2013

Google does its own Gmail infographic celebrating 9 years

Gmail is officially turning nine years old this month after originating as a project created on an employee’s spare “20% time” and launching on April 1st as an invite only beta in 2004. To celebrate, Google has put together the info graphic below showing some of the milestones for its massively popular email service:

Powered by WordPress.com VIP