Olympic Fever: Search, Widgets, and More

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    quikboy

    I'm really impressed how NBC and Microsoft have covered the 2008 Summer Olympics. They've done an impressive job. I really like the quick athlete profile and nation medal counts embedded into the results. And catching the feeds and videos online is great! Wonderful job. I really hope they get to do this for the next Olympics.

    There's just one small service where these guys really didn't do much on. Live Maps didn't do much anything. No special highlights when you get on the page. Searching for ANY Olympic venue around Beijing, China brings up zilch. I do get a lot of US listings, which is NOT helpful. No special imagery. I saw lots of complaints recently how the "search" part of Live Search Maps is really inferior in comparison to MapQuest and Google Maps. It's very US centric, which is fine for me, but not fine for the rest of the world. Even Americans looking at foreign places to travel to. Please work on it.

    But all the other Olympic coverage, on all of Microsoft other services is just fantastic :^)

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    quikboy

    I'm really impressed how NBC and Microsoft have covered the 2008 Summer Olympics. They've done an impressive job. I really like the quick athlete profile and nation medal counts embedded into the results. And catching the feeds and videos online is great! Wonderful job. I really hope they get to do this for the next Olympics.

    There's just one small service where these guys really didn't do much on. Live Maps didn't do much anything. No special highlights when you get on the page. Searching for ANY Olympic venue around Beijing, China brings up zilch. I do get a lot of US listings, which is NOT helpful. No special imagery. I saw lots of complaints recently how the "search" part of Live Search Maps is really inferior in comparison to MapQuest and Google Maps. It's very US centric, which is fine for me, but not fine for the rest of the world. Even Americans looking at foreign places to travel to. Please work on it.

    But all the other Olympic coverage, on all of Microsoft other services is just fantastic :^)

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    sarahintampa
    Sorry, guess I saw it on Neowin, so I gave them credit.

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