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More iPhone 5 Stuff + GoodBye Hotmail + AOL Dial-Up #s

Posted By: Jon Jackson · 8/2/2012 7:45:00 AM

iPhone 5 Announcement

We knew it was coming. And now we have a firm date. Apple’s next Generation iPhone – The iPhone 5, will be announced at an event on September 12th. There is speculation as to what we can expect with iPhone 5, like the size of the screen and the change of the connector – but we’ll all just have to wait and see, when they make the announcement. One thing is for sure. If you were planning on buying an iPhone soon: WAIT!

Hotmail is gone, Outlook is in

If you’ve been on the Internet for a long time, there’s a good chance Hotmail was your first email address. Hotmail was bought by Microsoft in 2007 and this week, it will see its biggest transformation since it started in 2006. The Hotmail “brand” is toast. Microsoft is rebranding the service under the name “Outlook” and moving the service to Outlook.com The Hotmail site will still be there, and users won’t be forced to make the switch — yet — but the message is clear: Going forward, Microsoft email is called Outlook.

Who still subscribes to AOL Dial-up

Ten years ago, AOL was at the height of its glory with 25 million subscribers in the U.S., and while the numbers have dropped dramatically over the years, they still have an interesting amount of subscribers still on board. Apparently, there are still three million people in the U.S. who continue to pay for AOL's dial-up Internet service. As if that wasn't mind-boggling enough, those three million also generate about one-third of the company's revenue.

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