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  • Blog Post: What is Google Microsoft Exactly?

    I’ve switched to Live.com as a homepage (love the image search!) but I’ve got to admit that I still Google a bit in private for one reason or another. I thought the Google Microsoft search page would use a devilishly clever little search algorithm to return the very best of the Microsoft-related pages...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live SkyDrive

    Windows Live Folders has been re-branded Windows Live SkyDrive . Cool name, cool service. You get (free) 500 MB of password-protected (with Live ID) online file storage, available from any computer with Internet access. You create personal, shared, and public folders and assign access rights to each...
  • Blog Post: Oops: China’s new nuclear sub caught on Google Earth

    A commercial satellite image appears to have captured China's new nuclear ballistic Jin-class (Type 094) attack sub recently and it's been published by Google Earth. According to the Strategic Security Blog , the new submarine was photographed by the commercial Quickbird satellite in late 2006 and the...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Search V2 released

    The Mobile Search team has released V2 of the rich client application for Windows Mobile, as well as a major update to the browser based interface. Whether you have a J2ME (Java) phone, Windows Mobile phone, or any other device with a mobile browser, Live Search has you covered with maps, directions...
  • Blog Post: How to help in the search for Jim Gray

    Technology legend Jim Gray is missing. His 40' sailboat disappeared near the Farallon Islands in California in clear weather and calm seas. You can help in the search using new technology developed by those that know and love him. Techies at Amazon.com, working with scientists at Google, Microsoft and...
  • Blog Post: Help Children's Hospital: Use Live Search

    You can help Children's Hospital by starting your next web search using this Live Search page . The Live Search Team will kick in a $1 donation for every search made from this page, up to $25,000. Get searching, now though January 29, 2007. Live Search is sponsoring the Team Seattle race car at this...
  • Blog Post: Search is so last year

    Lake Superior State University released it's 32nd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness today. This year's somewhat paltry list of only sixteen was culled from more than 4,500 bête noir nominations. Techlingual No-nos SEARCH -- Quasi...
  • Blog Post: Wikisari: the new Google Rival on the Way

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is about to launch a search engine intended to rival to Google and Yahoo. Wikiasari , which uses the same user-generated system as Wikipedia, may launch as early as the first quarter of 2007. It will be a for-profit project launched by Jimmy’s company Wikia, making money...
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