As part of the news this morning (my coverage here), Microsoft has released a website called live.com. It appears to be start.com under a new name – i.e. the RSS Reader/portal homepage that was released earlier this year. And it still doesn’t have decent Firefox support! Dave Winer has a screenshot.
Back-story of live.com domain
The actual Live.com domain name used to be owned by a group of developers
building Streaming Media products. This from the
homespun weblog back in February 2005:
“The Live.com folks have developed a number of C++ source-code libraries for use in building streaming media applications. They have made some applications developed with these libraries available also – I was very interested in LiveCaster, an application to multicast MP3s on the internet.”
Interesting to see where Microsoft goes with this…