Three new features in Live Search Images

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We know you love searching for people with our image search engine—we’ve worked hard to make it easy and fun. Now we’ve made it even better. Today we shipped three new features that help you find faces, portraits and black and white images. Try these links to see them in action: without the new features – jimi hendrix with new face filtering on – jimi hendrix filter:face with new portrait…
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Live Search Mobile – Shipped

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Live Search for Mobile Browse (point your mobile browser http://m.live.com ) If you’ve used this product before, then you’ll definitely notice the improvements. If not, we think it’ll earn a spot on your bookmark list.    A Single Search Box: Tell us what and where, if applicable and you’ll get the most relevant results from Instant Answers, Local, Web, Images to News and Spaces … all perfectly formatted for your…
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Virtual Earth @ WPC

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Virtual Earth was featured in Steve Ballmer’s keynote speech at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Brian Hall (General Manager, Windows Live Business Group) demonstrated the infamous Contoso company’s partner finding application. It’s a fairly simple app which loads point data layers on a Virtual Earth map (in Australia) and continues to load the data as the map is navigated. The Virtual Earth segment runs about 8 minutes as it’s integrated…
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Virtual Earth Survey

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Got an opinion about Virtual Earth? Yeah, I know you do…I read the comments you guys post! Anyway, well, now there’s a good way to report your thoughts, feelings, kudos and aggravations about Virtual Earth. Filling out this form will help us gather information for the product and marketing teams to make Virtual Earth even better than it already is. So, give us a shout by filling out the survey….
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New Partnership with Maporama

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We’ve partnered with Maporama out of France to expand our services through a joint offering to the European market. Maporama brings a wealth of knowledge and deep local customer understanding to enable their customer applications. Now, their customers win because they have the power to leverage the Virtual Earth platform for their geographically enabled web applications. Read more about the partnership. CP

You want MORE, BETTER, NEWER imagery?

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How’s this for a Virtual Earth imagery, cartographic map and 3D model update? Yes, the API is updated too. 😀   1.)    Updated road/hybrid map styling for the entire world. o   Includes… §  New road map data for North America. §  New Japanese road data tiles for Japan. §  New European map style 2.)    Hillshaded roads for the entire world o   Provides shading for elevated areas our on road map styles….
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Find Money with Virtual Earth

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Bank of America is the latest customer to adopt Virtual Earth for their retail locator application. Enter your street, city and state for the most accurate results or just put in a postal code. You can preselect the type of outlet you want – banking centers, ATMs or talking ATMs; as wel, you can specify if you want just results or a map with results. Results will be produced in…
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Virtual Earth SDK Version 5 Now Live!

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The SDK for Version 5 is now live and available for online browsing or download. Start taking advantage of the following new features: A completely new, advanced set of features for Pushpins, Polylines and Polygons Support for Popup Info Boxes with a custom look and feel A way to group shapes using Shape Layers Complete control over Mouse and Keyboard Events The same Bird’s Eye Panning and mini map that…
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Drawing Tools for Virtual Earth

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I get asked by developers a lot about how they can leverage the nifty drawing tools that are on Live Search Maps. Well, Johannes Kebeck (Virtual Earth, Technology Specialist) took it upon himself to write the code and document it for you. You can reference the code on the ViaVirtualEarth.com site here: http://www.viavirtualearth.com/Wiki/Drawing-Tool+for+VE+v5.ashx. CP

HomePages.com Leveraging Virtual Earth

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Homepages.com has launched their map based search using Virtual Earth. The solution leverages our local search API included within Virtual Earth to show home buyers not only where available properties are, but what local amenities are in the area. The best way to see the full value of Virtual Earth on Homepages.com is to do a search for a home based on a postal code. Once you get results, click…
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