MICROSOFT LAUNCHING VIRTUAL EARTH... HEAR THOSE FOOTSTEPS, GOOGLE?
HatTip to my wife, Christine. Definitely the big dog is stepping up its pace. Microsoft is launching a competing service to Google Maps, MSN Virtual Earth. Check out the service. It's pretty good. Of course the satellite images come from same source, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), so it's a matter of presentation, speed, and the user interface (UI). Microsoft is still the big dog on the street.
UPDATE... Email from a friend:
Try the "Location Finder" feature that's really cool. Way cool. One time it was fifty feet off and another time a couple hundred feet off. Supposedly it uses Wi-Fi to identify my location. To use it, I installed the ActiveX control.