Tuesday, July 27, 2004

MSN Sandbox - cool toys from Microsoft

Olga Londer just pointed me to a cool site - the MSN Sandbox. As the site says:, it's a "place to play with new MSN technologies, look at prototypes, and peek behind the scenes at some of our new ideas." In addition to Lookout coming here, MS have some other neat tools, including the Newsbot (a comptitor to Google's news service) and Netscan, a tool that searches Usenet news groups.  An interesting site - looks like the comptetion with Google is yeilding some neat products.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, a news aggregator and a usenet newsgroup search. Innovation in action! (cough)

I wonder how many layers of bureaucracy *those* tools had to go through to make it onto an msn site. MS has a pile of really good researchers.. where the hell is the *real* innovation?