Microsoft Rolls Out More Live Search Updates

Following up on the major updates rolled out in September, Microsoft today made another round of updates to Live Search, this time focusing on local and mobile search.

At the top of the list of new features is the launch of Live Search 411, a voice search product built on technology acquired from Tellme earlier this year. Features are similar to what Google offers with GOOG-411.

Besides Live Search 411, Microsoft improved its driving directions, and expanded its coverage area for bird's eye and 3D images. It also launched mobile versions of Live Search for Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices.

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