February, 2009

This morning Engadget Mobile posted a screenshot from getskybox.com, with graphics and copy indicating a new beta called Microsoft MyPhone.  We checked on it this morning but the site was offline by the time we checked it out.

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Apparently …

Just happened to notice that Microsoft Messenger for Mac was updated yesterday (Feb 5), and the new version, 7.0.2 is available for download, in 11 languages.

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Not much more information seems to be available, there isn’t even a blog …

Yesterday Sunshine wrote about some issues regarding Live Search cashback payments on eBay purchases, and this morning we received a clarification from Live Search Director Stefan Weitz:

“While we regret the delay of Live Search cashback payments between Jan. 29

The Live Mesh Team is already gathering feedback on Live Mesh forums, Live Mesh Blog and Microsoft Connect, but there are more ways to collect feedback. In their constant search for feedback, the Live Mesh Team is now …

After Live Search Maps for The Netherlands launched last month, their southern neighbor Belgium is now following with the release of their local Live Maps. And this is a special release at that. As you may know, in Belgium …

Did you miss your Windows Live Navigation menu on Windows Live Spaces? Not anymore, the Team just posted the following:

Today we’re making a change to Spaces that is a direct result of the feedback you gave us here

Cashback After a Cashback Blackout on Black Friday, it is now facing problems with payouts. Back in December Live Search Cashback introduced Instant Cashback for eBay purchases, which promised immediate deposit of your cashback amount into your Paypal account …

A really really really HUGE Virtual Earth imagery release this month, 100TB 37TB! And guess what? Paris, France also got Bird’s eye photos now, yay!

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Obliques (Bird’s Eye, International)

FranceParis, Nantes, St Quentin, Pau, Montauban, Lorient, Calais, …

Ever wanted to offer your readers the possibility to add a specific event to their Windows Live Calendar? Evan of Windows Live Hotmail team tells you just how to do that.

All it takes for this to work

Variety is reporting tonight that Microsoft “has created a shingle that will produce a slate of video programming exclusively for the portable device”, and that the Zune shows will be ad supported and free for download.

Entertainment magazine “Mean” is …

The search box in IE just keeps getting more useful.  First auto suggest, then embedded images, then auto suggest for Firefox, and now, in IE8 in the US  (using Live Search in the search box), Instant Answers! …

It wasn’t so much different for Benjamin Disraeli over a hundred years ago when he complained about three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.  We’ve seen lots of numbers thrown about in recent weeks.  We’ve been following …