One of the most famous internet names is on its way out. Last night, Microsoft confirmed the demise of Hotmail. The major internet brand will soon be replaced by Outlook.com.<<snip>>
Microsoft took a couple of shots at Google in announcing Outlook.com. Microsoft's service, the company said, will not show ads in your personal conversations or connect you to a social network without your permission. Google, of course, does both of those things; the latter in an attempt to encourage usage of its Google+ social service.
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