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george We first heard the term last summer.  Mary Jo Foley posted on some possible new names for Live Search, including Kumo, which has led us on quite a little goose chase over the past months, one that doesn’t appear …

We’ve seen a number of screen shots of Kumo.com, but this is the first one we’ve seen of the home page:

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Note the pager at the bottom right. 

We like this idea of deploying Kumo internally, so that MS employees …

Kumo.com, the new iteration of Live Search, is supposed to be in “internal tests”, but apparently at least for a time last night it was live.  We picked up on a re-tweet of a tweet taken down (btw, why bother? …

Ina Fried at CNET not only has news and an email from Live Search Senior Vice President Satya Nadella on the much rumored but now soon to be internally released Kumo.com beta, but she has a screenshot as well:…

Live Search, keeping to a Spring and Fall update schedule, is set to unveil its new name sometime this spring, and now thanks to Twitter it is more than just rumor.  We’ve been hearing about a possible rebrand for quite …

A few weeks ago we spotted the domain name registration for Kumo, a possible new name for Live Search.  Now Joseph Tartakoff at the Seattle PI has noticed that Microsoft has trademarked the Kumo name:

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While the Professional Developer’s Conference has traditionally been associated with the operating system it introduces, make no mistake: This is the Ray Ozzie PDC.  Windows 7 made for a nice bit of eye candy after the ethereal and hard to …

WLDomains icon.gifThe Windows Live Custom Domains gives us an update on the status of the Windows Live Service as well as what we can expect for the next release:

We are working hard on our next release. You can expect to

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Chris Beiter, while hinting that the Office 2007 Beta 2 release is coming very very soon, is looking for input on the Office Live Developer Guide he's working on for release later this year. He's looking to write something other …

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The Messenger Team has two really neat new websites designed to help spread the word of Windows Live Messenger Beta – which is now open to the public without any invitations. Check out "The Future of MSN Messenger". And …

hd.jpgMicrosoft is in the process of preparing the rollout of Windows Live LifeCams, their new High Definition set of webcams. This series of web cameras will feature high definition still shots on all models and high definition video on …

WLSearch new icon.gifMicrosoft has launched the beta of their product search for Windows Live. Windows Live Product search allows users to search through products offered by 10,000 resellers. The Product Search Team has also launched an official blog and here's a bit …

adcenter.gifDuring Steve Ballmer's keynote yesterday morning, Chief Advertising Strategist, Yusuf Medhi, demoed a few new adCenter prototypes that they are working on. Here is a little video that I took from the crowd. Enjoy! Products Demoed: Demographic identifier Tools for …

WLSearch new icon.gifAmazon.com has dropped Google Search for Windows Live Search for A9 and Alexa, according to the Google Operating System blog. No official word out about this yet, but it seems to be true, as you can see:

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office live beta logo.pngMatt at the Office Live Blog has taken some time to address the latest group of customer questions.

I thought this week's posting would be a good time to share all the questions I've gotten so far with the rest

WLSearch icon.gifAfter posting about Windows Live Academic Search last week, yet another new search product has entered our radar. This time it's Windows Live Product Search, and like its cousins Image Search and Feed Search, it too will be integrated into …

WLSearch icon.gifYes some good news finally for those of us living on the wrong side of the Atlantic. Today Microsoft made Windows Live Image Search available to those in the UK, exactly a month after it was first announced. Still …

office live beta logo.pngWell it only took them a month since the public launch and here it is, the Office Live blog. Point #8 on our manifesto now fulfilled. Some good news if you haven't received an Office Live product key yet, …

WLSoon icon.gifYes this is yet another unannounced upcoming service: Windows Live Video. As the name suggests, it provides a place for users to share their own video content with the world and will compete with existing services such as Google Video

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All the invites from this batch have gone. There will be another set soon, so make sure you subscribe to our RSS feed if you didn't get one this time around!

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