May, 2009

bingLogo_lgIf 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 10AM Pacific Daylight Time, Monday, June 1

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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 some quick first impressions.  There’s lots of promotion for “the decision engine” …

Last week we told you about Microsoft Shutting Off Windows Live Messenger IM For Users In Countries Embargoed By The US (Error 810003c1). We can tell you a little bit more about the “why” today.

Let’s take a look …

Well the story we’ve been following for the past year, the rebranding of Live Search, reached a big milestone today with the announcement (finally) of the new name, Bing.  While the name itself has yet to grow on us, we …

BingLogo Steve Ballmer just announced Microsoft’s newest search offering on the D7 stage. He introduced it by showing a video, a Star Trek parody called “A bold search for a new name.” The video runs over Microsoft’s chronic re-naming of its …

We already told you about the Live Messenger Web Toolkit and accompanying site http://messenger.mslivelabs.com/.

Also on this site is the Interactive SDK: 
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This Interactive SDK makes starting out with the Messenger Web Toolkit even easier for developers. To get …

In an entertaining, slightly off color, and by some accounts inspiring performance at D: the All Things Digital conference, Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz left the door open for a search deal.  That deal would have to be made …

We’re having a little issue currently with our user registration as some jokers try to take advantage of our generous registration policies.  While we continue to figure out how to best deal with the problem (and clear out the hundreds …

Twitter has been abuzz the last 48 hours about a new project that appeared on CodePlex: Windows Live Writer for Windows Mobile. This sounds very promising, and looks like quite a good little project (albeit a slightly iffy UI). …

Microsoft acquired Bing.com in March, and has a network all set up:

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but as we reported last week, there’s that pesky little US Patent and Trademark Office to get around.  The problem is with Bing Mobile, which is …

This is a big week or so for Microsoft, and for Live Search.  According to reports from the Wall St. Journal, the widely anticipated new version of Live Search, code named Kumo, is set to be unveiled at D: …

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 their June 1st press briefing and their booth, Microsoft should have a strong showing …

Translator logo It seems like Live Search Translator just got updated with a new feature – the ability to automatically detect the language you wish to translate!

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In the screenshot above, I simply typed “http://www.livesino.net” into the text box and Live Search …

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 one of the last Windows Live services to make the switch (Video Messages

A lot of people nowadays have Twitter accounts, a Facebook account etc. and if you’re reading this then I’m also assuming you have a Windows Live account and some interest in Windows Live Services. Each of these have their own …

In a document filed this morning and mailed to Microsoft, the US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Microsoft’s filing of “Bing” as a trademark name for “computer search engine software; graphical user interface software, namely, toolbar software for use …

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 February.  According to a short post on the Hotmail team blog, the service is undergoing …

The Live Search Webmaster Center blog just posted a follow up regarding numerous complaints about the behavior of MSNbot, which last month was wreaking havoc on some of the websites it was crawling, according to reports.

Last week, a patch …

MobileMarketplace_5F00_thumb_5F00_1488D40D[1] In our previous article about Windows Mobile Marketplace, we reported that developers outside of the US had problems signing up. Today we can tell you that, at this point, registration is open to English language markets (en-*) in the …

WLMessenger 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 error message:
810003c1: We were unable to sign you in to