Virtual Earth was featured in Steve Ballmer's keynote speech at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Brian Hall (General Manager, Windows Live Business Group) demonstrated the infamous Contoso company's partner finding application. It's a fairly simple app which loads point data layers on a Virtual Earth map (in Australia) and continues to load the data as the map is navigated. The Virtual Earth segment runs about 8 minutes as it's integrated into Windows Live Messenger, as well. You can access the video here: https://partner.microsoft.com/global/40044112. You'll want to fast forward to 38:30 to see VE.