Google's CEO thought Gmail was an April Fool's joke

By Rob Smith, Buzz60

Google's CEO thought Gmail was a joke!

Sundar Pichai interviewed for the job on April Fool's day more than a decade ago, right after Google introduced gmail.

He hadn't yet used it since the service was invite-only at the time, and laughed when they asked him questions about it.

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According to Mashable, speaking at his alma mater in India, he said:

"I hadn't had a chance to use it. I thought it was an April fool's joke."

By interview #4, an employee showed him Gmail, proving it was no joke, and he came to interview #5 armed with ideas about how to fix it.

Pichai by the way says he was one of the few people who wasn't interviewed by Larry Page, the co-founder of Google.

Needless to say, he got the job. And Gmail.