July 11, 2005
Microsoft testing new Hotmail interface
Microsoft’s MSN business unit is trying to hook customers onto “Kahuna.” Kahuna is codename for an upcoming version of Hotmail that will sport a new style of interface, automatic inbox refreshing and a preview pane that will enable Hotmail users to read and respond to e-mail without ever leaving their inbox. Microsoft has reason to be testing such additions: Many of these features are already out of testing and in production among its competitors. Hotmail has an estimated 200 million users worldwide.