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Windows Live Emerges From Beta

 6:45 pm on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

AP [ap.google.com]

"Windows Live is about making Windows better by tying it to online services," and thus driving more people to buy Windows computers, he said. MSN "is still the old business model," of generating revenue with Web advertising based on online applications that don't connect to Microsoft's desktop software.

The world's largest software maker also took steps to make its Web-based services, like Hotmail, more coherent, and to rein in the number of products and Web sites it tagged with the "Live" brand.



 6:14 pm on Nov 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

surprise, surprise! MSN has managed to send some traffic after months of nothing but crawling. Now only yahoo looks stupid by ignoring our well established rich content sites.


 9:36 pm on Nov 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

I love this searchengine and it loves me! Now everyone, get over and start using Windows Live. :) I'd love to see this search engine do well for very selfish reasons.

I think the reason my sites do so well in their results is that they are heavy in content. Wikipedia is down a page or two instead close to the top like in Google.

One improvement I'm seeing is that Windows Live is finding the actual article page where for a while they were just finding a page that wasn't as deep. The page that simply listed and linked to the page with the content that fit the search terms.


 2:17 am on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sorry folks, Windows Live isn't the search engine. It's a set of downloadable programs that work online.


It's MS's answer to Google apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, etc.


 7:20 am on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I shoulda looked at the AP. I see now, it's more junk to download.

Oh well, I sill like their "Live" search results.


 6:49 am on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Seems like yet another way Microsoft is trying to catch up to Google. They really should sit down at the drawing board and come up with something cutting edge - not a different way to do something Google already has does.


 7:42 am on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Technically this is different. It's a set of downloadable programs that have ties to an online service. Google's services live entirely online. They're limited to what can be done through a browser interface. Microsoft has a lot more expertise with installed software and they're trying to work to their strengths here.

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