It was in reference to my story on the new Gmail Preview Pane feature.
So, two thoughts here:
1) You caught my attention, Microsoft. Good job to your Hotmail social media team.
2) But even if you have a feature first Microsoft, it doesn’t mean your product is better or will be more successful. Just look at Zune wireless sync. You had it first, but that didn’t stop the iPod from kicking your ass, did it? Thought so.
Addition: Hotmail is a good product. Is it better than Gmail? Not in my opinion, but to each his or her own.