1.) If you’re using a Hotmail account, you won’t have it much longer. Microsoft is dumping Hotmail.com emails and switching all of its Hotmail accounts to Outlook.com by this summer. Apparently people don't find Hotmail "cool" anymore, and Outlook.com's email service has picked up 60 million users in just six months. This doesn’t mean you'll lose your old Hotmail account or your address. It just means that when you go to Hotmail.com, you'll automatically be rerouted to Outlook.com.
2.) The United States Postal Service is losing billions of dollars a year, so they’re looking at new ways to increase their revenues. Yesterday, the USPS unveiled its plan for a line of clothing and accessories for men called “Rain Heat & Snow.” A Cleveland apparel company will produce the line and foot the bill, giving a small cut of the profits to the Postal Service. The first line of United States Postal Service wear will hit in the spring of 2014, selling in department and specialty stores, with a women’s line still in the works.
3.) The worst news in the world might be the death of a family member. However, it might be a lot worse when the authorities notify you through Facebook. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, when 30 year old Rickie Lamb was hit by a car and killed in January, police sent word to his mother through Facebook. But the message went to her “other” folder, since it wasn’t from a friend, and sat there for 20 days, while mom was searching for her son, who lay in the morgue. It turns out the message came from the account of Misty Hancock, with an image of rapper TI, so the family thought it was fake. Police can’t explain the Misty Hancock account, but defended using Facebook, saying they tried conventional means to contact the family but were unsuccessful.