January, 2010

bing_iphone Business Week is reporting tonight that Apple and Microsoft are in talks to replace Google as the default search engine on the iPhone with Bing, as Apple and Google become increasingly more competitive: 

A deal between Apple and Microsoft may

Windows Live Wave 4 is coming, soon, and even though the folks at Microsoft aren’t quite ready to talk about what’s new, we took a few minutes today to speak with Ryan Gavin, Sr. Director of Windows Live Program Management, …

Chris Pendleton has been a busy guy today, posting on Destination Maps and Local Events, and to top it off his latest post announces that the Bing Maps Silverlight site is now out of beta:

First off, if

Haiti got struck by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake last week (Jan 12). Many heartbreaking photos and videos can be seen all over (Internet, television, newspapers). If you wish to see an all-over picture of the disaster: Bing maps has …

With the Winter Olympics less than a month away, Streetside photography got added for Vancouver and Whistler in Canada.

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Check it out!

Twitter had been our friend lately to discover new gems about what’s coming in Windows Live Wave 4. We found a tweet by Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief from Engadget.com, who asked the following question:

Joshua Topolsky: How is it possible that no one has made a mail client that keeps the functionality of Gmail's labels, archiving, and stars? How hard is it?

Two hours later, a bit to our …

WMPowerUser has been following a very interesting Twitter conversation with Eldar Murtazin from Mobile-Review.com, who has apparently scored an early look at an as-yet unreleased phone running an early build of Windows Mobile 7, if you can believe him …

LiveSide reader Gilly2468 noticed an interesting tidbit in a Bing tweet from Fareologist this week, a Binged.IT url shortener:

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Gilly has more on his (very nice looking, btw!) My Microsoft Life blog.  URL shorteners are becoming quite popular …

images_charts-down-up The latest US search market share numbers from comScore, Hitwise, and Nielsen are out, and depending on who you believe, Bing is either up slightly, or down slightly, Yahoo! continues a downward trend, and Google just keeps on …

MSSilverlightLogoIf you still have content on Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live Beta, now is the time to get it off. You can migrate your content to Azure* now and host it there, just like we do with our

googlebaibai Yesterday Google dropped quite a bombshell when it announced that, because of a series of attacks on Google and other companies by hackers trying to get access to Chinese human rights activists GMail accounts, it would reconsider its “approach to …

A new post on the Bing search blog highlights some nice new features in Instant Answers for health related queries, including content from partners and new hard-to-discover search results.  Here’s a Bing search on h1n1:

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The new Instant …

Ever since Wave 3, people have been wondering why Windows Live Calendar never had a mobile counterpart, considering calendars are one of the most used applications on every mobile devices. Windows Live Calendar for Mobile only supported SMS-based services in

A new version of Windows Live for Windows Phone has been released:

New Year, New Version . . .

We have  released a new version of Windows Live for Windows Phone, working in Standard or Professional phones.

Now  you

Well so far so good in our “hosting video on Azure” experiment.  We followed David Sayed’s tutorial and with only a few bumps along the way we now have a couple of videos in the cloud.  Our interview videos are …

CNN Money senior writer Jon Fortt talked to Steve Ballmer at CES about Bing, Windows Phone, and more, a quick but interesting take.  Ballmer promises a “whole new set of innovations” for Windows Phones, and comments that the mobile market …

A source at Microsoft revealed to tweakers.net (at CES) that Microsoft is negotiating with TV manufacturers about delivering Windows Live Services with internet enabled televisions (Connected TVs).

It’s unclear at this time which services this will be, probably Windows Live

Microsoft is busy dropping hints that it is finally ready to start talking about Windows Mobile 7, the long awaited and expectation-laden new Windows Phone operating system.  In his keynote, Steve Ballmer mentioned that there would be more about Windows …

As you may have noticed, we’ve been working hard on getting LiveSide.net ready for the year to come, including moving to a new web host, working on the themes, adding Disqus comments, and hopefully generally cleaning up our act.  Last …

While we can’t say we took the time to watch this year’s “Crunchies”, the TechCrunch awards given out for the past 3 years now, we’re happy to report that Bing took away the honors for Best New Startup or Product