Microsoft is showing off that more than 10 million users registered to its Outlook.com webmail service in the two weeks after its launch.
The Hotmail.com successor arrived on July 31 as part of the software giant’s efforts to rival the market leading Google service, Gmail. After revealing that one million users registered in the first six hours since the release of Outlook.com, Microsoft now announces that the service has gained another nine million users.
Microsoft said in a blog post,
Since we launched the Outlook.com preview two weeks ago, we have been truly humbled by the reception. We’ve received hundreds of great comments, participated in thousands of threads on @reddit, @gizmodo, @neowin and are excited to share that, as of today, more than 10 million people have signed up and started using Outlook.com.
Outlook.com is Microsoft’s attempt to challenge Gmail directly. It shows off an entirely new user interface design that managed to pull in customers and sign up, as opposed to its outdated Hotmail service.
Outlook.com also comes with native social networking features, ‘virtually unlimited’ storage and an improved filter for junk email. Skype will come to Microsoft’s webmail to allow users to make phone calls over the internet within the service.
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