Happy 15th Birthday, Hotmail!

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It might be hard to imagine, but the email giant Hotmail has been fighting the good fight since July 4, 1996. It was the cool, alternative service in a world where your email address came from your ISP.Only one year later, it was acquired by Microsoft.

It wasn’t always an easy road for Hotmail. Bouts with Google and Yahoo forced it to rebrand as Windows Live Hotmail.

Despite the rough patches in the past, the Hotmail team is clearly doing something right to remain a major player in the email world for 15 years.

[Windows Team Blog via Engadget]

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