The world’s first free web-based email service, Hotmail, was launched on July 4, 1996. The date was chosen carefully as it signified “freedom” from ISP based email service – July 4 being the United States independence day.
Instagram, the photo-sharing service, has two-times more female users (68%) than males (32%). Facebook bought the service in 2012 for $1 billion in cash and stock. [more...]