May, 2009

A new Zune ad campaign featuring financial planner Wes Moss attempts to hit iTunes users right where it hurts: in the pocketbook.  The ad, appearing on the Zunepass.net website, calculates the costs for filling an iPod from iTunes versus using …

All things come to an end, same goes for the QnA beta. The team just announced the end of the beta and the closing of the QnA site:

We are ending the QnA beta test and are closing the

livemeshlonglogo Another week, another incremental Live Mesh update, this time all the way from 0.9.3424.31 to 0.9.4014.4.  According to a blog post on the Live Mesh blog, the changes deal mostly with web browser issues:

Fixes

· Updated date/time stamp UI

Sometimes on Twitter Search  you see a bunch of re-tweets, a “twitmeme”, if you will.  Right now a big one is “Microsoft embraces Open Source Big Time for Kumo” (eh, what?, more on that later).  Another one that caught our …

Now you can also find your favorite videos and the baseball scores for your favorite baseball team on your mobile. The Live Search Mobile team just launched these two features:

– MSN Video search

Looking to fill some time

Just out is the official Facebook for Windows Mobile app, available for installation on Windows Mobile 6 phones.  Features include:

  • Send messages to any of the people in your Friends list.

  • Take pictures and videos on your phone, then

cityguideslogo MSN is rolling out a new version of City Guides (http://cityguides.msn.com/), “one step in MSN’s long term plan for Local”, for 30 US cities to start (Edit: 30 cities will receive customized pages; all US cities will get …

Remember back last March when we told you about Virtual Earth/PhotoSynth integration via GeoSynth?  A UK blog, PocketLint, posted a story we picked up on the integration, allowing public Photosynths to be embedded in Virtual Earth maps.  Well now, according …

We reported last week on a countdown clock that a Neowin member spotted while at Microsoft, and yesterday Live Search Tech Evangelist Nathan Buggia tweeted that the internal Kumo trial will soon come to an end:

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In preparation for what …

Yesterday marked the second round of layoffs at Microsoft, as some 3,000 employees found themselves among the ranks of the unemployed.  We’ve been trying to piece together some more detailed information about what was cut, and as usual Mini-Microsoft has …

Now you can add email accounts to your Windows Live Hotmail account, so you can read all your mail at one place.HotmailAddEmail  

To do so, click the “Add an email account” link in the left pane. On the next …

You might not tell it from listening to all the buzz about the iPhone, but according to numbers from a February 2009 comScore survey of US smartphone users over the age of 13, Windows Mobile is the #2 OS in …

FB Windows Live Profile was just recently updated with the ability to add 20 new Web Activities, and one of which includes Facebook. Like many people (including readers on LiveSide and Windows Live Wire’s team blog), I have had problems …

We’ve been doing a little spring cleaning here at LiveSide, and just wanted to note a couple of things:

RSS

Our RSS feed, from Feedburner, is http://feeds2.feedburner.com/liveside.  Feedburner (owned by Google) has changed their address a couple of times …

azure-logo_2 Just announced today, NewCloudApp(), The Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge, offers US based Azure developers a couple of chances to win exposure via Azure.com and major Microsoft events, Channel 9, the Structure Azure conference, and a $5000 Visa Gift …

Our friend Imran Hussain has spotted the latest Laptop Hunter ad, this time featuring Sheila the videographer:

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Sheila ends up with an HP HDX 16t, after passing on a $2000 Mac with a classic shrug.  …