I agree with this: email is a key puzzle piece of the #openweb. Very important that we keep it so.
"Email is the rare open platform that works for everyone. But it’s changing. Three companies...control the overwhelming majority of the email universe....If the current trend continues, email could effectively become another in a long list of Google messaging apps. And email users would be held captive by the data-collecting, ad-targeting machines on the other end."
@tchambers I found this interesting via their "battle" with Apple. It's true that Gmail does most of the things using command line-like features and filters but their ideas look promising. I will test Hey as soon as I can.