MSNBC Mashes Things Up with Virtual Earth & Bridge Tracker

In August 2007, a major highway bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Since then, the media has been filled with lots of reports of bridges in bad shape around the country.  It forced virtually every state in the nation to evaluate the conditions of their bridges.  It also forced virtually every politician to reassure the public…

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New Live Maps Hits the Streets

The new version of Live Maps is being rolled out this week.  Lots of new features.  Check out the post from the Virtual Earth team for more details.  In summary: New & streamlined user interface Party Maps! Formally known as 1-Click Directions Route Around Traffic as part of directions Import data from GeoRSS, GPX, and…

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Announcing ReMIX 07 Boston

ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 On the frontiers of the Web, boundaries are blurring—developers and designers, advertisers and publishers, software and services, media and technology, TV and PCs, PCs and mobile devices, producers and consumers. The old order is getting a little MIXed up. MIX 07 took place in Las Vegas as a…

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Map Wars: Attack of the Killer Maps @ Where 2.0

This week is the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Ca.  It’s a conference hosted by O’Reilly Publishing where all the major players in the online “map wars” come out to show off their wares.  There’s a lot of competition in this space these days that makes a map freak like myself flutter.  Maybe “map wars”…

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Live Maps Collections Feature Screencast

Last week, I lamented the fact that Virtual Earth has been virtually ignored and provided some thoughts as to why I thought that was so:  Poor marketing.  I still think that’s a major issue, and have been sharing my thoughts on that with the product team.  Robert Scoble linked to me with his own post saying…

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Virtual Earth Virtually Ignored? (aka What's in a name?)

You know, of all the online “Live” services that Microsoft has, I think the mapping service has been one of best.  However, hardly no one knows about it! On Thursday last week, Google added their new myMaps feature to Google Maps.  Wow!  The tech community went nuts about it as witnessed by the headlines on…

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