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  • Blog Post: Live Search for Mobile Saves the Day

    Thank you Live Search for Mobile! (<- yes, the name is a mouthful, but it gets the job done.) Yesterday was Easter Sunday here in the US. In the morning, my 2 year-old son had tough congestion and was wheezing, a sure sign of croup . He's had this before, so we placed a call into the doctor knowing...
  • Blog Post: New Live Maps Hits the Streets

    The new version of Live Maps is being rolled out this week. Lots of new features. Check out the post from the Virtual Earth team for more details. In summary: New & streamlined user interface Party Maps! Formally known as 1-Click Directions Route Around Traffic as part of directions Import data from...
  • Blog Post: Map Wars: Attack of the Killer Maps @ Where 2.0

    This week is the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Ca. It's a conference hosted by O'Reilly Publishing where all the major players in the online "map wars" come out to show off their wares. There's a lot of competition in this space these days that makes a map freak like myself flutter. Maybe "map wars...
  • Blog Post: Live Maps Collections Feature Screencast

    Last week, I lamented the fact that Virtual Earth has been virtually ignored and provided some thoughts as to why I thought that was so: Poor marketing. I still think that's a major issue, and have been sharing my thoughts on that with the product team. Robert Scoble linked to me with his own post saying...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What's in a name?)

    You know, of all the online "Live" services that Microsoft has, I think the mapping service has been one of best. However, hardly no one knows about it! On Thursday last week, Google added their new myMaps feature to Google Maps. Wow! The tech community went nuts about it as witnessed by the headlines...
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