Yahoo! launched a free email service on 8th October 1997. They had acquired RocketMail and its parent company Four 11 for $92 million. RocketMail, along with Hotmail, was one of the first free web-based email services in the world.
The first major sporting event to be broadcast live on YouTube was the 2010 Indian Premier League. All 60 cricket matches were free for the world to watch. [more...]