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.
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) created the once popular Altavista Internet search engine. They were also the first computer vendor to launch a public web site at dec.com. Their domain name is the fifth oldest in the world and, at one time, hosted a popular software repository. [more...]