Software Notebook: Hotmail successor in works

The next wave in the web-based email wars. Both Yahoo and MSN have some interesting ideas, and are solidly positioning themselves to hold their leads against gmail. The most interesting idea presented was the use of RSS feeds within the new email programs. Sounds somewhat like good ol’ Usenet. We’ll see, I guess.

Now, how will this make it’s money? That, I doubt, will be terribly revolutionary. I’m sure it’ll be via ads and subscriptions. However, I am pretty excited by these developments. Good directions, and it looks like MS will be using this to springboard it’s web-based applications (which I think is an incredibly clever move).