18 Jul '11, 1am

New blog post: Hotmail turns 15

New blog post: Hotmail turns 15

Happy Belated Birthday to Hotmail. Hotmail turns 15 years old recently. If Hotmail is a human, he would be in Secondary 3 this year and going for O level next year. Haha. Hotmail was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith and launched in July 1996 as “HoTMaiL”. (Capitalization on the letters “HTML”) It is the first web based email service. When Hotmail was sold to Microsoft in December 1997, it has more than 8.5 million subscribers. It now has 360 million unique users per month. In Singapore, there are more than 1 million Hotmail users. I have been using Hotmail for the longest time. I still remember when I started using Hotmail before Microsoft bought it over. Can you imagine that the mailbox capacity was just 2mb back then? Well, its not as bad as you think since we don’t have much large attachements to send via email. And internet speed wasn’t that fantastic back then ...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2011/07/18/hotmail-turns-15/

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