I would like to declare this day as the official No Dots Day! As published in the Google Operating System blog today, it is not required anymore to include dots in our Gmail username.
It means that I can log in to my Gmail account as tal.frankfurt or talfrankfurt. Additionally, Gmail will ignore the dots in the username when receiving a message, so you will get all the messages sent to [email protected], john.[email protected], [email protected] and other similar addresses.