Microsoft APIs Live

Phil Wainewright over at Loosely Coupled, notes in Microsoft and the Roadkill Ahead something not yet widely discussed from Microsoft's announcement of Windows Live: there's an API inside. Since it was Microsoft who pioneered making platforms-into-businesses, this is no surprise. Little detail forthcoming as of yet, but probably not for long. In the meantime they've spruced-up the Microsoft Gadgets site and Gallery.

Part of the PR included this profile of a real estate application, RE3W (Real Estate on the World Wide Web), built using .NET and Virtual Earth.

More good details on the Microsoft event from Dare Obasanjo, Richard MacManus, Michael Arrington, and Russell Beattie.

John Musser