Hotmail might be dead - but another classic web icon has suddenly sprung back to life.
After being purchased for a pitiful $500,000 just six weeks ago, Digg.com has relaunched.
At one time Digg was among the most powerful social news sites on the web. It allowed users to submit, comment and vote on links, in an attempt to highlight the most important and interesting stories on the internet, and boasted millions of users while 'Digg Buttons' were present on every major news website.
At its height the site was valued at more than $200m, after rumours that Google wanted to buy the company.
But after the site's original users deserted the service, following a series of disastrous redesigns, the new 'Digg V1' has been entirely rebuilt from scratch and by a completely different team of designers and engineers.
The new site has a much simpler design, with a dynamic grid layout more familiar to users of Pinterest or Tumblr.
However the new Digg still allows users to submit and vote on stories - even if it does not currently include comments.
Its editors and developers say they will continue to listen to users to find out what they want the site to actually do.
On its blog Digg's new team said:
"While today's launch is a milestone for us, we're more excited about what's coming next. In the subsequent weeks and months we will:
- introduce network-based personalization features (like we do in News.me) to make Digg a more relevant and social experience
- experiment with new commenting features
- continue to iterate Digg for mobile web
- move the website forward with features like the Reading List, different views into the top stories on Digg, and more data to help users better understand why a particular story is trending
- launch an API so that members of the development community can build all the products that we haven't even thought of yet