Hampton, London -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/07/2014 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAqvieF73uU elaborates the history and journey of Hotmai, the free web based email service. Those who view this video will come to know that Hotmail was founded during 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. It was originally stylized as HoTMaiL. It was in California that the company was founded. It was headquartered in Sunnyvale.
Hotmail was acquired by Microsoft in 1997 and it is believed that it was sold for an amount of $400 million. Microsoft re-christened and launched it as MSN Hotmail probably for introducing a name that can facilitate easy identification because Microsoft was already popular with technical as well as non-technical people and among Internet enthusiasts. Perhaps, this move was intended to avoid confusion also.
MSN Hotmail was subsequently re-branded as Windows Live Hotmail, as a part of of the Windows Live suite of products.
The last version of Hotmail was released in 2011 and as of 2011, it has an estimated 360 million users per month. This free web-based email service is now available in 36 different languages. In 2013, it was replaced with Outlook.com, that features Microsoft's Metro design language. Experts believe that it closely mimics the interface of Microsoft Outlook. It features unlimited storage, Ajax, and integration with Calendar, SkyDrive, People and Skype.
The fact is that Hotmail and Gmail and also Yahoo Mail are so popular that some people think that if they opt for other services, they will be committing a sacrilegious act. Experts point out that even a desultory comparison between Hotmail and Gmail reveals that Gmail trails behind Hotmail. Same is the case with Yahoo! Mail also. From this, it is quite evident that Hotmail is strongly etched in the minds of Internet users. Paid Hotmail services based on message storage, attachment capacity, security and other features are also available.
Hotmail is a free web based email service provider. They are the leaders among such providers. Microsoft are now the owners of this company and Microsoft has named it as Outlook.com.
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