The Race to Dazzle: Map Sites Pile on Features
"Microsoft debuted a new series of online maps in late February that display results from the perspective of someone walking or driving down a street. The service, currently live for parts of Seattle and San Francisco, is in preview and will be available for around a dozen cities through local.live.com in the next few months."
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