Tuesday October 04, 2011

Hotmail Wants To Be Hip Again

Hotmail wants to be hip again? What does that even mean? Seriously, the stuff this guy is saying sounds really good but does anyone even use Hotmail any more?

Making money directly from Hotmail "is not the most important thing for us to optimize for," Jones said in an interview. "The lesson from some of the most successful Internet companies is they build something valuable and durable." That is a notion, Jones said, that Microsoft learned from a rival, Google, and from a partner, Facebook. It is not conventional wisdom for Microsoft, which makes most of its revenue from software sold for hundreds of dollars a package in brick-and-mortar stores.

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