Jack Smith (Hotmail)
|Born||c. 1968 (age 49–50)|
|Occupation||CEO of Proximex|
|Known for||co-founded Hotmail.com|
Jack Smith worked at FirePower Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc., where he designed integrated circuits for use in high performance PowerPC workstations, and invented and marketed the first web server accelerator card that boosted server performance significantly.
He has been the founder and president of EEE.com, building custom Internet web solutions.
Smith came up with the idea for anonymous web-based email in 1995, and worked with Sabeer Bhatia, his colleague at Apple, to found the company. The company opened on July 4, 1996  with Smith as its Chief Technology Officer.
Smith went on to co-found Akamba Corporation and work as its CEO.
In 2007 he was named CEO of Proximex.
- Po Bronson (1999). "What's the Big Idea?". Stanford Magazine.
- "Proximex Namck Smith as CEO". Business Wire. September 24, 2007.
- Brief bio available in the "About" section of the original HoTMaiL website (archived 1997)
- "Hotmail turns three". Microsoft News Center. July 9, 1999.
- Jeff Pelline (January 3, 1998). "Microsoft buys Hotmail". CNET News.
- "Executive Profile: Jack Smith", Bloomberg Businessweek
- Bronson, Po, "HotMale: Sabeer Bhatia started his company on $300,000 and sold it two years later for $400 million. So, is he lucky, or great?", Wired, Issue 6.12, December 1998
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