Gmail has been the fastest growing email since its launch. By using Ajax and built-in text/audio-video chat the Google team eliminated the need to install external chat software.
Now after years of success and finally rolling out of beta, Gmail has got two changes:
1.) Logo: In the gmail logo the name of the company Google has been shifted to right. Earlier it was on the left.
2.) Homepage Makeover: New social icons for twitter, google buzz, facebook have been placed for users to connect with Google on social media. Footer Gmail blog link has been removed.
Hope this logo makeover and a more socialized homepage attracts more users to Gmail.