[quote]Originally posted by craig12co:
<strong>How many people are going to be turning those iTools email accounts into a Hotmail one.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Given that Hotmail is now charging $20/month [edit: $20/year
- thanks groverat! I was wondering...] according to Steve's slide, not many.
So you're paying more for a Passport-linked, insecure spam magnet that (I just found out) thinks that Mozilla is "no longer supported" and that you should "upgrade" to IE 4 or Netscape 4.08.
Yahoo's charging too. Free POP mail is dying. It was supported by advertizing revenues, and then those fell through the floor. Given what you're getting, the .mac price is fair. Of course if it was free it would be nicer for us, but as it is it looks good relative to the competition.
Part of me is wondering whether one goal of this strategy is to pump some money into the ailing Earthlink. Apple lost a chunk of change on their Earthlink and Akamai investments last quarter, and they might be trying to buoy their partners up (among other things).
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