Three ex-Google engineers have engineered a solution that turns gmail into a more Facebook like torrent of constantly shifting replies. The SMH reports on the trio -- Cameron Adams, Dhanji Prasanna and Jochen Bekmann -- who left Google after the cancellation of Google Wave to set up their own company, Fluent. After six months of development, they've released a closed beta of what they're dubbing 'the future of email'; a gmail-only (at this stage) client that presents your email from multiple account as a flow of messages, similar to the way Facebook updates.
Search is said to be a key feature of the Fluent client, which indexes all of your gmail inbox when first activated to make searching as smooth as possible. [SMH]