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Gmail (GOOG) is now the world's most popular PC e-mail service, per comScore: the research firm...

Gmail (GOOG) is now the world's most popular PC e-mail service, per comScore: the research firm estimates Gmail saw 287.9M monthly unique visitors in October, putting it ahead of Hotmail's (MSFT) 286.2M. Once-dominant Yahoo Mail (YHOO) came in third with 281.7M visitors, though it still leads in the U.S. Back in June, Google claimed it had 425M total monthly active Gmail users (includes mobile-only users). Google monetizes Gmail via PC ads and Google Apps subscriptions.
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  • HackFab
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    Eh... Probably because if you get an Android phone, you will need to establish a Gmail account.

     

    Like my wife and I needed to do when we got our Droid2 phones from Verizon.

     

    Hotmail is still my primary email. I've had an account long before Mr. Softie bought them out.
    1 Nov 2012, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • William Orfly
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    Actually if you do a google site search on seekingalpha user profiles, there are 2,810 hits for gmail.com and 823 for hotmail.com. People aren't just using gmail addresses to activate their new smartphone, and, for some reason, comScore seems to be dramatically underestimating the advantage that gmail has over hotmail (at least for seekingalpha users).
    6 Mar 2013, 12:33 AM Reply Like
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