Capture and Share Panoramas Anywhere You Go with the Photosynth App

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What does a beautiful mountain pass, your favorite coffee shop, and your blossoming backyard garden all have in common? They’re all places you would love to capture and share, but a single photograph just won’t do. Today, we’re introducing the official Photosynth app which lets you capture amazing panoramas of your favorite places to share with your friends and even the world with Bing Maps. Photosynth’s interactive panoramas allow you…

MSN Launches the Interactive Guide to the Battle of Britain

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Today MSN launched the Interactive Guide to the Battle of Britain. The application was build by Microsoft-partner Shoothill and has 3 major components: 1. The TimeMap is based on Bing Maps Silverlight Control. It shows original maps, reconnaissance imagery and target documents of the German Luftwaffe. You can navigate to various locations through quick links in a target list for London and Coventry. The TimeScope can be dragged around to…

Bing Maps Publishes Haitian Post-Earthquake Imagery

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For those of you wanting to see the devastation in Haiti resulting from the recent Earthquake, Bing Maps has published the new imagery online. Visit the Bing Maps web site to view the imagery first hand. The imagery Is 50 cm color imagery taken from Digital Globe’s new Worldview 2 satellite.  While the imagery is current, there was a cloud over part of Port au Prince which obscures some of…

Sherlock Holmes: What is 221B?

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With 2 days before the release of the much anticipated movie, Sherlock Holmes, an online mystery game has been created to find out what exactly is 221B. The game is actually super fun because it pulls in your Facebook friends and chooses who will be your Watson (or Holmes if you choose to be Watson). Once immersed into the game, the two of you unravel the mystery set before you…

Bing Maps Adds Streetside, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Photosynth and More

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Today is a day I’ve been waiting for. Today is the day that I can finally stop biting my lip and start blabbing to the world that YES we have Streetside photography in Bing Maps – woohoo! Today is the day we release our beta Silverlight version of Bing Maps and it is smoking hot. We’ve added two new map modes – Streetside and Enhanced Bird’s Eye. We’ve added an Application…

Publish Your Photosynth to Facebook

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Last week at the Real Estate Connect Conference, I did a full hour-long presentation of Photosynth diving into the details of how it works, how to create a Photosynth and how to embed your Photosynth into your applications. In conjunction with my Bing Maps presentations, Aaron Sloman, CEO of speakTech showed off “MySynth” a new Facebook application for publishing Photosynth right onto your Facebook profile page. To jump right in,…

Photosynth Goes Commercial with New Features

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A few months ago, Photosynth became a part of the Microsoft Virtual Earth team and shortly thereafter launched the availability for all users to create and upload Synths into our cloud storage. Of course, I had to take it a step further and integrate it with Virtual Earth – Photosynth Released – Now, Let’s Mash it with Virtual Earth. Well, we’ve just announced some new capabilities and support for our…

iSynth – The Photosynth Browser for iPhone

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A few months ago I posted about the Seadragon browser that was published for iPhone allowing users to browse Photosynth and Virtual Earth on the Apple mobile device – Virtual Earth Via Seadragon on iPhone. Well, now there’s a new iPhone application made just for browsing Photosynths call iSynth and it’s available for download from the iStore now. iSynth brings all the eye candy of Photosynth to the user experience…

Angels and Demons…and a Photosynth Game

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The sequel Angels and Demons to the widely popular (and for some reason controversial) movie "The Da Vinci Code" is set to release in theatres in May 2009. Until then, you can play detective in the online Angels and Demons, The Path of Illumination Contest / Game hosted by MSN featuring Microsoft Photosynth. You ready to burn most of your day in mind-boggling puzzles only to be perplexed by more…

Photosynth Featured on CSI: Miami

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Photosynth was featured on the season 12, episode 7 of CSI: Miami titled, "Head Case" on CBS. As described on the web site, "The CSIs use radical technology to unlock the secrets of a man’s mind when he shows up covered in blood with no memory of where he’s been." Microsoft teamed up with the production crew to make this happen. In order to develop the content for the episode…