Closing the Gap With Maps, Revenues

Map-centric directories from the likes of Google and Microsoft, enhanced with satellite and 3D imagery, are absolutely fascinating. They're also increasingly functional, with all kinds of searchable links. But is it really clear that they are the future of directories?…

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It’s True: Microsoft Acquires Tellme

Microsoft announced today that it has agreed to acquire Tellme, a Mountain View, California-based voice search provider. Yesterday, Microsoft and Tellme briefed The Kelsey Group about the pending acquisition. Neither side would disclose the size of the deal, but we…

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Virtual Earth Goes High Def

Microsoft announced today that it is partnering with aerial and satellite image provider GlobeXplorer to enhance Virtual Earth with 400,000 square miles of U.S. high-resolution aerial imagery coverage. Virtual Earth is built on Microsoft's MapPoint Web service and is the…

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Placeblogger: Geotargeted Blog Search

I'm a bit late on this but LostRemote and Search Engine Watch report on the launch of blog directory Placeblogger. The site is backed by the Center for Citizen Media, whose executive director is prolific blogger and Drilling Down on…

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