The Inquirer-Home signs up 10 million users in two weeks

Users flock from Hotmail
Wed Aug 15 2012, 10:09

SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft is boasting that already has over 10 million registered users, just two weeks since it launched the service.

Announced on 31 July, is the successor to, as Microsoft ramps up its efforts to compete with Google's market leading Gmail service. Since signing up one million users in the first six hours after it was released, Microsoft has announced that a further nine million people have joined

"Since we launched the preview two weeks ago, we have been truly humbled by the reception," Microsoft said in a blog post.

"We've received hundreds of great comments, participated in thousands of threads on @reddit, @gizmodo, @neowin and are excited to share that, as of today, more than 10 million people have signed up and started using"

In a bid to challenge Gmail, boasts a completely redesigned user interface compared to Microsoft's ageing Hotmail service, one that clearly has managed to lure customers to sign up to the service.

It also features built-in social networking features, 'virtually unlimited' storage and an advanced junk email filter. Skype will also soon be coming to, enabling users to make phone calls over the internet from within the webmail service. µ


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