New Live.com Service: Street-Side (Preview)


Michael Arrington at TechCrunch has more details plus screenshots:



“Microsoft’s Live.com is launching a preview version of a new service called Street-Side today (link will be live around 12 PST today). Street-Side will augment the Live Local service and give street level views of the entire city.”


Update: The preview seems to be live already….here’s the Street-Side view of the W Hotel and Starbucks on 4th Ave and Seneca Street, Seattle:




Robert Scoble points to a Channel 9 video with the team showing how this was put together.



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Update II:


The MapPoint team has some info too….



“You can use your mouse or keyboard to control the car”.


I didn’t realise this! I should play some more.


Sean Rowe, program manager at MSN Search explains the ‘preview’ bit:



“This technology preview is just that – a means for us to get a feature we are working on in your hands to play with and provide feedback on, before it is ready for prime time integration into the Windows Live Local site. “


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