Co-created Hotmail with Jack Smith. Hotmail was probably the first web-based email service and was launched on 4th July 1996. The date was chosen with great care as it signified “freedom” from ISP-based email.
Once he gained control of sex.com domain name illegally, Stephen M. Cohen created an advertising rich site which earned him $50 K - $500 K per month. The domain's legitimate owner was Gary Kremen, of Match.com fame. To take control of sex.com, Stephen M. Cohen provide false information to the domain name registrar Network Solutions. Gary Kremen, sued and finally won with the courts ordering Cohen to pay $65 million. [more...]