John Paczkowski

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Hotmail Takes a Dirt Nap

Hotmail, the Web-based email service Microsoft acquired in 1997 for $500 million — its largest acquisition at the time — is no more. Microsoft said Thursday that it has finished its Hotmail to Outlook.com transition, a massive undertaking that required migrating hundreds of millions of Hotmail accounts and some 150 petabytes of email data to Outlook.com, its much-improved “modern” email service. With that hard work finished, the number of active Outlook.com accounts has surpassed 400 million, and Hotmail — one of the very first services to offer free Web-based email — is gone, though user Hotmail addresses live on, if their owners so choose.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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