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    I am a BIG fan of Live Maps .  Since last fall, they have had a feature that Yahoo and Google are still lacking, and that is driving directions that take traffic into account.  I live to the south of Seattle/Redmond, and there are no fewer than 4 major routes I can take to get to work... ...
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  • Blog Post: The Live Orb Button

    Not high on the scale of discoverability, but cool nonetheless... If you are on one of the Live websites (such as http://my.live.com or http://home.live.com ) that has a Windows Live orb in the top left of the page, it turns out that the orb is actually a button with navigation options that appear when...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft on Google

    Although I now use live.com as my default search engine (it's searchier!), I just noticed that Google has a Microsoft-specific search. Very cool! http://www.google.com/microsoft.html
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    I see that Mary Jo mentions that a major revision to the Microsoft Live Search 2.0 will be released on September 26th. I can neither confirm nor deny the date (primarily as I am not on the Live team and would be making up any date I gave you ;) At the Company Meeting last Thursday, however, I can tell...
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