Just noticed this in the "new Gmail". Tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/...187681654833153
How much ya wanna bet this is the reason we suddenly have the new Gmail Tabs? Why? So Google can now show ginormous ads, disguised as a promotional email.
It's a new type of ad which you can forward to a friend, or star to save it to your inbox. If you dismiss this ad, you won't see it again.
The reasoning they gave us was to help us organize emails and get promotional emails out of the way. B.S.
It was so they could spam us with MORE promotional emails that we DIDN'T sign up for. Way to get around the CAN-SPAM act, Google, and make money in the process.