24 October, 2020

Virtual Postbox

Get a free address on the Internet courtesy Hotmail

Virtual Postbox

TWO million users in less than two years. The brainchild of a twentysomething Indian in the US. Success. Where could this be? On the Internet, of course.

Meet Sabeer Bhatia, CEO of Hotmail, the world's first Web-based e-mail service. Launched soon after his 26th birthday, Bhatia, in less than 24 months, had an expansive office with more than 30 rooms in Sunnyvale—the heart of Silicon Valley. "We were very secretive about it when we star

Says Steve T. Jurvetson, managing director, Draper Fisher and Associates (DFA): "Sabeer is very smart and visionary about his company, almost like Steve Jobs." DFA was the 26th company Bhatia visited in search of funds. "He's a very astute negotiator, and is driven by an infectious enthusiasm." So, just what does Hotmail do? In a line, it gives you an e-mail address—free. Signing up for a Hotmail address is simple: go to http://www.hotmail.com. And within minutes you have an e-mail address. What the company offers is a personal, fully-functional e-mail on the Web....



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