Windows Live Search new partner for China Telecom

Microsoft has joined with China Telecom, with 210 million phone subscribers and 80 million internet clients, to provide Windows Live Search powered services.  A new search engine, called "114" has appeared on China Telecom's partner website

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"The service is still in trial period and formal service will be

By Kip Kniskern in News
September 25th, 2006 at 1:33 pm

Record TV on Media Center from your mobile device

The Windows Live  Invasion of the Robots contest has ended, but there’s still time to vote for your favorite RobotInvader.  One of the more interesting ones connects Messenger to your Media Center PC to remotely record programs, all from your mobile device. Casey Chesnut, a Media Center MVP, …

By Kip Kniskern in News
September 24th, 2006 at 2:11 pm

LiveSide adds mobile capabilities

Our guy Nick, Community Server MVP and all around good guy, has just added /mobile/ to our site.  Now when you sign in on a mobile device, you should be automatically redirected to a more mobile friendly version of LiveSide.  Enjoy!…

By Kip Kniskern in News
September 24th, 2006 at 4:14 am

Microsoft and Nokia team up on search

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Although bitter rivals in the past, Microsoft and Nokia are teaming up to bring Live Search to the mobile device.  This will add Microsoft to one of of many search providers for Nokia's Mobile Search platform since it launched in August of 2005. With the recent launch of …

By Matthew in News
September 22nd, 2006 at 1:23 am

Expo adds job listings, PayPal, more

liveexpologo News Windows Live Expo has just announced a new update to the service, including integrated payment via PayPal, job listings via CareerBuilder, featured ads by AdMission – initially in the real estate and autos sections, better search, and tighter Messenger integration – showing you "all the things …

By Kip Kniskern in News
September 21st, 2006 at 11:22 am

Has “Live” gone out of fashion?

First it was Warhol becoming MSN Soapbox. Next up is Search Center, the latest program which surprisingly will be losing the "Live" prefix that is being given to nearly everything else coming out of Redmond this year. For now it is looking to be called Windows Search Preview, a name that is supported by a recent Newgroup

By Chris in News
September 21st, 2006 at 8:10 am

Windows Live News on a Tuesday night

While we're waiting to get a peek at Soapbox (well more than the dancing butterfly, anyway), here's some Windows Live news:

  • Danny Thorpe writes that the Windows Live Contacts Gadget is due for an update soon, one that's going to break existing apps that use the contacts control. 
By Kip Kniskern in News
September 20th, 2006 at 2:54 pm

Interview with the Windows Live Mail desktop team

I got a chance to talk with the Windows Live Mail desktop team earlier this week and ask them a few questions about this week's refresh.  So, I won't hold this up any longer, let's jump right into it! 
LiveSide: Black
Windows Live Mail desktop Team: Red…
By Harrison Hoffman in News
September 20th, 2006 at 11:03 am

Faceted Search – Text mining for Windows Live Search?

Paula Hane at Information Today writes about a new search technology that may soon be included in Windows Live Search – faceted search.  One of many search projects coming out of Microsoft Research Asia’s Search Technology Center, faceted search tries to identify keywords, and then classify the search …

By Kip Kniskern in News
September 20th, 2006 at 12:44 am

MSN Soapbox Video Upload beta to begin on Tuesday

MSN Soapbox, which we wrote about on Sept. 7, the user uploaded feature now in internal beta as "Warhol" is set to be released into beta tomorrow (Tuesday), according to MS employee and Warhol tester Kurt Shintaku.

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Testing has not been announced, but by signing …

By Kip Kniskern in News
September 19th, 2006 at 11:39 am