Main | Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hotmail To Go Bye-Bye

Microsoft is doing away with Hotmail and replacing it something a jillion times better, swear!
On Tuesday, Microsoft took the wraps off its new webmail service, which eventually will replace the highly popular Hotmail. The updated service is a big redesign that allows accounts to be synchronized across a range of devices, and includes integration with social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. "While many people, particularly younger people, rely more on social messaging than email, email is still the preferred method for long-form communication," said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy. "Microsoft wants desperately to run away from Hotmail.... Hotmail got very stale with its feature set and needed to be replaced for this decade's use of richer media, like photos and video, social connected accounts, video communications and chat."
According to the linked report, Hotmail still has more users than Gmail. My inbox says otherwise. A lot otherwise.

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