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Get your @live.com email address today

As expected, Microsoft is releasing its updated suite of Windows Live applications and services. And as of this evening that means you can sign up for a brand new xxx@live.com e-mail address to replace your musty old xxx@hotmail.com address. You're supposed to be able to sign up by going through get.live.com as well, but it looks like you may have mixed results if you go that route right now. In...

Microsoft revamps Live search

Microsoft has launched an updated version of Live Search. Some of the changes will be visible in the user interface, but the company also made a bunch of changes under the hood to make the search engine more useful and reliable. Increased the site index by more than 400% Improved understanding of query intent Auto-spell correction Faster page-loads Uses more click-stream data to...

Microsoft gets set to launch new Live.com Search interface

Microsoft is headed towards the rollout of a new Live.com search today, including a brand spankin' new interface. There will be a gathering in Mountain View at the Microsoft campus for industry insiders to get a glimpse at Microsoft's latest search interface and redesign today. The new redesign will see a refreshing look for the search interface taking cues from both Ask and Google Universal...

Windows Live Search for video launched

Yesterday Microsoft announced the addition of video search to Windows Live.com Search, the currently-in-beta successor to MSN Search. The results are clean and uncluttered and the index seems to be pretty robust. Each result shows a thumbnail image and the video's title, length, and a short description where available. It pulls results from many sites, including big-media sites like ABC and...

Amazon dumping Google for Microsoft

Search Engine Lowdown is reporting that Amazon appears to be dumping Google in favor of partnerships with Microsoft. In particular, Amazon's A9 search engine now draws results from Microsoft's Live.com, and Amazon subsidiary Alexa is doing the same. A9 and Alexa search results now sport a "Powered by Windows Live" badge. I'm most surprised by the A9 switch, since it has been powered by...