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  • Blog Post: trueSpace 7.6 now a free download

    In case you missed it, Chris Pendleton announced in his blog post yesterday we are now providing the full trueSpace 7.6 3D tool as a free download. This is really cool for a number of reasons, not least because a) trueSpace is a serious 3D tool that has previously retailed at hundreds of dollars and...
  • Blog Post: Ask.com now uses Virtual Earth

    Great to see that ask.com has done the right thing and adopted the best mapping solution available on the web. See http://maps.ask.com .   And of course multimap ( www.multimap.com ) now has VE's bird's eye view images - hardly surprising since we acquired them a while ago. However I have recently...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft acquires Caligari for Virtual Earth team

    Somehow I missed this announcement, but I was really excited to see that Microsoft has acquired Caligari . Caligari produce the much-respected TrueSpace 3D product that lines up against Maya, 3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D and others. They also produce GameSpace for 3D developers eg Darkbasic developers. They...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft buys Multimap

    This is great news: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/12/13/cnmsoft113.xml If you haven't used www.multimap.com take a look. I love the way their service has been implemented and their maps on London in particular are excellent. Even the tube map is great :-) When I have...
  • Blog Post: Cool things you should know about Windows Live #2 - Virtual Earth 3D Videos

    Here's the second piece about cool Windows Live stuff that's worth knowing about. What is it? I'm sure you're aware that Virtual Earth has a very cool in-browser 3D mode that really sets it apart from other web mapping solutions. You may also be aware that you can create your own collections of...
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