MEDIA POST -- Nov 2 -- With Windows Live, Microsoft will offer MSN services like its Messenger instant messaging, a new Web-mail service called Kahuna, and Spaces, a product for creating blogs. The new services will be deployed from a personalized home page, www.live.com. Amid continued speculation about the future of AOL, MSN's next wave, Google's and others' land grabs, we asked a Microsoft source about MSN's next moves. We received a somewhat telling comment: "Microsoft has invested in MSN for the benefit of the entire company. If we'd been investing to win for MSN for the past 10 years, we'd be stomping them all." Mmmm, that gives us pause. Feeling the heat in search and online advertising, Microsoft, now in middle age, is plotting its next moves. And you know what, it's not going anywhere. The thing is, with Microsoft, after a few tries, it nearly always gets things right. The thing is, this time around, it's going to have to try harder. FULL ARTICLE @ MEDIA POST
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