2010

Windows Phone Marketplace reaches 5,000 apps Depending on which count you use, Windows Phone Marketplace has just, or is just about to top the 5,000 app milestone.  A steady stream ...

December 28, 2010

Happy Holidays from Windows Live LiveSide received an email today from Product Manager (Evangelism) for Windows Live Harrison Hoffman today (gee that name sounds familiar!), ...

December 22, 2010

Microsoft: 1.5 million Windows Phones sold (to mobile operators and retail) In the first release of any sales numbers so far, Microsoft today in a press release interview of Mobile Communications Corporate Vice Presi ...

December 21, 2010

Bing feature update: Destination Pages Planning a trip? Want to know some more about that city in advance? Check out Bing’s new destination pages. The new feature assembles all th ...

December 21, 2010

Bing Visual Search gets a new (HTML5) look Thanks to a tweet from one of our Twitter followers, we noticed today that Bing Visual Search has a new, non-Silverlight look and feel, feat ...

December 20, 2010

A Windows Live Holiday wishlist Next month we’ll begin our 6th year of covering Windows Live news and information.  We’ve seen a lot come and go in the past 5 years (brough ...

December 19, 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 released Microsoft Security Essentials, released back in September 2009 as a free replacement for the subscription-based Windows Live OneCare, has be ...

December 17, 2010

Hotmail Active Views–interactive email (for some) While last week’s Reddit question and answer session was skewed heavily toward a desire for Microsoft to stick to standards (and leave all t ...

December 16, 2010

Windows Phone 7 codenamed “Mango” update to bring HTML5 and Silverlight support Mary Jo Foley posted on ZDNet today reporting that Microsoft is currently planning a major Windows Phone 7 update codenamed “Mango”, which m ...

December 16, 2010

The future of Bing Mobile: Panorama Maker, Street Slide, and Bing Vision Microsoft just brought us a major update for Bing today, and in particular for Bing Mobile for iPhone and Android, we’re getting updates suc ...

December 16, 2010

Bing inches upward (with help from Facebook?) Bing made news today, both for its “fall update” release of new apps for iPhone and Android, partnerships with OpenTable, GrubHub, and FanSn ...

December 15, 2010

New Bing features unveiled at Bing Search Summit Unfortunately we are unable to attend the Bing Search Summit in San Francisco, but that doesn’t stop us from bringing you the news! Today at ...

December 15, 2010

Montage: Search Fun by FuseLabs! Last week at Le Web conference, Microsoft demoed Microsoft Montage. Montage is a shareable, personal, visual album of the web. You are ...

December 14, 2010

Bing Travel goes natural, Bing Images gets Visual Search-style revamp The Bing team posted on their blog today announcing a new feature update for Bing Travel – the addition of natural language search. When you ...

December 14, 2010

A (new?) home for Windows Live plugins: plugins.live.com Good news for Windows Live users, and Windows Live plugin writers, a new page, apparently a replacement for Windows Live Gallery (gallery.li ...

December 13, 2010

Australia’s biggest telco switching email to Windows Live? Australia’s  biggest telco is considering migrating customers of its BigPond Internet service provider division from their own in house ...

December 12, 2010

Two Windows Phone 7 updates coming in early 2011 Rumours around the web are saying to watch out for two of the upcoming conferences – Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, and Mobile ...

December 11, 2010

Hotmail on Reddit: some brutally honest feedback We spotted a tweet today about a Hotmail “Ask Me Anything” session today hosted on Reddit.com, and while we weren’t able to attend, it looks ...

December 9, 2010

Windows Phone Marketplace reporting changes: will we see some actual usage numbers soon? A post today on the Windows Phone blog makes a couple of announcements: first, that developers will now be paid their first installment in t ...

December 9, 2010

Bing introduces Mall Maps Well this one is even more exclusive than the usual Bing “US only” announcement, but quite cool anyway: in a blog post today, Bing Maps has ...

December 7, 2010