How Hotmail changed Microsoft (email) forever

How Hotmail changed Microsoft (email) forever

On December 29, 1997, Bill Gates bought Hotmail for $450 million dollars. Widely known as the largest purchase of that time, it enabled Microsoft to rule the world of Web-based email during its initial years. Former Microsoft executive Marco DeMello, responsible of managing the integration of Hotmail with MSN recalls the meeting with Bill Gates – “He gave me and my team the mission of basically finding or creating a system for free Web-based email for the whole …

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