HOTMAIL

  • Microsoft snooped on blogger's Hotmail to track who was leaking company secrets March 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Microsoft, which has skewered rival Google for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking company secrets. John Frank, deputy general counsel for Microsoft, which owns Hotmail, said in a statement Thursday that...
  • Microsoft says all Hotmail users are now on Outlook.com May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Microsoft has announced that it has successfully migrated 300 million active Hotmail users to the newer Outlook.com email service. The massive move over means there are now 400 million users of Outlook.com, according to a blog post announcing the milestone. "Today, we're excited to announce that we've completed upgrading all...
  • Fake PM email creates flutter in Pakistan September 4, 2012

    Islamabad: Officials in the Pakistani Prime Minister's office went into a tizzy after unidentified persons attempted to circulate an email purportedly containing the premier's message for Defence Day, exposing the lack of cyber security in the office's media arm. An email titled "Prime Minister's Message on Defence Day" was sent to...
  • Goodbye Hotmail, hello Outlook: Top 10 features August 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Microsoft is renaming its vintage Hotmail email service as Outlook.com. Hotmail was still the world's largest email service with 324 million users (about 36 per cent of the market) but had been losing its market to Google's fastgrowing Gmail. The name Outlook is familiar to most corporate workers...
  • Hotmail dead, reborn as socialfriendly Outlook August 1, 2012

    Seattle: Microsoft unveiled a revamped, Facebookfriendly version of its free, online email service on Tuesday in an attempt to reverse market share losses to Google's fastgrowing Gmail. The world's largest software company is renaming its Hotmail service Outlook, giving it a sharp new look, social network links, and new features for...
  • New app JaxtrSMS to send free SMSes worldwide November 23, 2011

    Bangalore: Jaxtr, set up by Hotmail cofounder Sabeer Bhatia and Yogesh Patel, today announced the launch of JaxtrSMS, an open texting application which allows users to send free SMSes across the world. "JaxtrSMS is completely unique in terms that a mobile user can send a text SMS to any mobile...
  • Washing machine 'the best timesaving invention' April 11, 2011

    London: It's what most women would agree to washing machine is their favourite timesaving gadgetary invention ever. And for men, it's the computer, says a survey. Yes, 32 per cent women have voted the washing machine as the best timesaving invention ever while blokes chose the computer in the survey...
  • Trinamool Cong ropes in Sabeer Bhatia March 14, 2011

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress has roped in IT wizard and cofounder of Hotmail, Sabeer Bhatia, to help the party campaign better in the cyber world for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls. "Leaders can communicate with people through Internet and the more an organisation becomes cyber savvy, the more it can reach...
  • World Web Wars January 21, 2011

    Tim BernersLee saw the Web as a tool to bring people together. Mostly, it has. But there have been fallouts and bloody battles over control and ownership of its underlying technologies. Getting AntiSocial Facebook has been a walled garden: What gets in doesnt get out. For instance, it has cheerfully helped users...
  • Microsoft restores Hotmail after glitch January 4, 2011

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's Hotmail service, the world's mostused online email system, is back to normal operations on Monday after some users over the weekend lost access to emails or found them transferred to a deleted mail folder. The world's largest software company, which has more than 360 million Hotmail users, said...
  • Hotmail users complain of missing emails January 3, 2011

    London: Web giant MSN is facing a barrage of complaints from Hotmail users who claim that some emails have been deleted from their accounts. A number of users resorted to forums to vent out their frustration after they logged into their accounts to find empty inboxes and missing folders. It is unclear...
  • Facebook may soon launch email service November 14, 2010

    Houston: Social networking site Facebook may soon offer email services to its 500 million members to compete gmail and yahoomail, making it the largest such service on the planet. More significantly, the offering could lead to a fundamental transformation of email. Yahoo, Google and Microsoft are already scrambling to retool their email...
  • Microsoft aims to make Hotmail cool again May 18, 2010

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp. is trying to make Hotmail cool again. The free Web mail service soon will be switching to a new approach that Microsoft hopes will give Hotmail an edge over rival offerings from Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. The upgrade, expected to be available in July or August, will...
  • Watch: Save your email account from phishing October 7, 2009

    As many as 30,000 email users may have their passwords stolen and posted on an independent website. ...
  • Hotmail security breached, is your account safe? October 6, 2009

    San Francisco: The passwords to more than 10,000 Hotmail accounts have been compromised and posted online, Microsoft confirmed on Monday in what appears to be one of the largest phishing schemes ever. The huge security breach was first reported by the website neowin.net, which said a list of the account details...
  • Nokia messaging to support Windows Live Hotmail April 2, 2009

    Windows Live Hotmail is now available on Nokia Messaging, the service that enables people to access their personal email on their Nokia devices. In May, Nokia Messaging will also be supported by the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Nokia Messaging is currently free to download and setup and supports the world's most...
  • Hotmail Bhatia's latest: SabseBolo January 16, 2008

    Mumbai: Hotmail cofounder Sabeer Bhatia has launched SabseBolo.com, a free conferencing facility, a few months after launching Live Documents, an online office application. "Through SabseBolo.com, we are targeting small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs. But anyone can use this facility. It is absolutely free," SabseBolo.com cofounder Sabeer Bhatia said. People would have...
  • Doc's email hacked, contacts asked for cash August 8, 2007

    Jaipur: A flabbergasted Dr Shiv Chandra Mathur finds himself completely at a loss on how to deal with the 'cyber' bolt that hit his mail box on August 3 this year. The email reads: "Dr Mathur is stranded in Lagos, Nigeria. He has lost his wallet and ATM card and he...
  • Log onto India's first movie rental site September 19, 2006

    Bangalore: Living in Delhi, sitting at home and want to see your favourite Bengali movie? Well, just click away! After 10 years in Microsoft, where he played a significant role in the acquisition of Hotmail, Raghav Kher quit the company to start his own venture called Seventymm. Seventymm is India's...