May, 2009

Join The Bing Webcast At June 1st @ 10am PT If you want to watch instead of read about Bing, then join the Bing Webcast at June 1st. Here’s how to join in: 1) Set your alarm clocks for ...

May 30, 2009

Our first look at Bing: 5 things that stand out We haven’t been able to get our hands on Bing until today,  and we’ll have more as we dig deeper into it, but we wanted to give you som ...

May 29, 2009

Why Windows Live Messenger Is Shut Off For Users In Countries Embargoed By The US Last week we told you about Microsoft Shutting Off Windows Live Messenger IM For Users In Countries Embargoed By The US (Error 810003c1). We ...

May 29, 2009

Some quick takes on Bing Well the story we’ve been following for the past year, the rebranding of Live Search, reached a big milestone today with the announcem ...

May 29, 2009

The Cat Is Out Of The Bag, It’s…Bing! Steve Ballmer just announced Microsoft’s newest search offering on the D7 stage. He introduced it by showing a video, a Star Trek parody cal ...

May 28, 2009

Announcing The Messenger Web Toolkit Interactive SDK! We already told you about the Live Messenger Web Toolkit and accompanying site http://messenger.mslivelabs.com/. Also on this site is the In ...

May 28, 2009

Carol Bartz, CEO Of Yahoo!, Willing To Sell Search For “Boatloads Of Money” In an entertaining, slightly off color, and by some accounts inspiring performance at D: the All Things Digital conference, Yahoo! CEO Carol ...

May 27, 2009

LiveSide registration temporarily unavailable, sorry We’re having a little issue currently with our user registration as some jokers try to take advantage of our generous registration policies. ...

May 27, 2009

Live Writer for Windows Mobile? Twitter has been abuzz the last 48 hours about a new project that appeared on CodePlex: Windows Live Writer for Windows Mobile. This sounds ...

May 26, 2009

Some more on Bing.com – that confusing trademark will soon become Blinko Microsoft acquired Bing.com in March, and has a network all set up:   but as we reported last week, there’s that pesky little US Patent ...

May 26, 2009

Setting the (search) stage this week: New name, new version, new partnership? This is a big week or so for Microsoft, and for Live Search.  According to reports from the Wall St. Journal, the widely anticipated ne ...

May 26, 2009

What does Microsoft have in store for E3? E3 is one short week away, and speculation is rampant as to what is going to be announced. If the initial buzz is any indication, between th ...

May 25, 2009

Live Search Translator new feature: Auto-Detect your language It seems like Live Search Translator just got updated with a new feature – the ability to automatically detect the language you wish to tran ...

May 25, 2009

Windows Live Alerts gets the Wave 3 look…finally! Windows Live Alerts have finally gotten a facelift and joins the rest of the Windows Live family in getting the “Wave 3” look – making it on ...

May 25, 2009

Windows Live Web Toolbar Mashup – MessyTwit A lot of people nowadays have Twitter accounts, a Facebook account etc. and if you’re reading this then I’m also assuming you ha ...

May 22, 2009

US Trademark Office rejects Bing – “likelihood of confusion” In a document filed this morning and mailed to Microsoft, the US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Microsoft’s filing of ...

May 22, 2009

Hotmail shuts down mobile browser access, for now Hotmail has shut down access to mail through a mobile browser via m.mail.live.com, a service that we told you about when it debuted in Febru ...

May 22, 2009

MSNbot crawling issues: update The Live Search Webmaster Center blog just posted a follow up regarding numerous complaints about the behavior of MSNbot, which last month w ...

May 21, 2009

Windows Mobile Marketplace Update In our previous article about Windows Mobile Marketplace, we reported that developers outside of the US had problems signing up. Today we ca ...

May 21, 2009

Microsoft Shuts Off Windows Live Messenger IM For Users In Countries Embargoed By The US (Error 810003c1) [Updated] Users in Cuba, Syria, Iran, Sudan and North Korea can no longer IM with Windows Live Messenger. When trying to log in they will be left with ...

May 21, 2009