Posts Tagged ‘live spaces’

Twitter Faces Growing International Competition from Windows Live

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

In the 1980s, Windows used to be considered restricted technology, and illegal to ship to China … fast forward 30 years, and now Windows in partnering with Chinese companies. A lot has changed …

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

At GSMA Mobile Asia Congress yesterday, Sina Mobile general manager Gaofei Wang said his company’s 15-month old microblog Weibo is well on track to hit the 100 million user mark by the second quarter of 2011. The Twitter-like service launched in August 2009, and recently hit the 50 million registered user mark. It took popular microblog Twitter a little more than three years to hit the same milestone.

One week ago, Microsoft’s Web services branch MSN announced it had partnered with Sina.com to team up and offer a comprehensive web services package to Chinese users.

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Microsoft Shuts Down Windows Live Spaces – Migrates to WordPress

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I’m kind of surprised that Microsoft couldn’t make a blog hosting service more profitable; I guess there’s just too much competition in the blog-o-sphere these days.

A rough time lies ahead of the 30 million or so Windows Live Spaces customers who operate their own web blog at the Microsoft owned service. Microsoft’s Dharmesh Mehta revealed that Microsoft teamed up with Automattic, the parent company of the popular blogging platform WordPress, to migrate Live Spaces users to WordPress.

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