July, 2009

Nearly 30 hours after some problems with overheated switches caused the fire system to dump water in the Fisher Plaza data center, most of the websites affected have come back online.  Here’s a description of what happened, from TechFlash:…

A blown transformer in the Fisher Plaza building (home to local ABC affiliate television station KOMO-TV and KOMO Radio) in downtown Seattle has affected a data center there, and Bing Travel among numerous other sites have been affected.  An explanation …

MSN UK has a whole page dedicated to the recently departed Michael Jackson. Who doesn’t know what he ment for music and dance? You can find just about anything about Michael Jackson on this tribute page. Most prominent is a …

BingLogo_5F00_4E99D7F6[1] The Bing team is bringing a bit of Twitter to Bing search results. Not indexing all of Twitter at this time… just a small set of prominent and prolific Twitterers (a few thousand) to start. This includes Tweets from folks …

homepage_butterfly As reported by Mary Jo Foley, the Windows Live Butterfly program, a group of beta testers who signed on to test whatever was thrown their way, is sputtering to a close.  From a statement issued by Microsoft on the …

One of the favorite features of Bing for many users is the daily image that appears on the homepage each day. Whilst not yet available in every country, this will change! According to this blogpost, international markets will also …

One of our readers, nikhil_jain, pointed out Windows Live Planet. Curious me just had to investigate.
WLPlanet
 
Windows live Planet is a social network from Microsoft India. It will help you find people with similar interests as you. …