Virtual Earth Becomes Bing Maps…06.10.09

10 06 2009

Goodbye Virtual Earth, Hello Bing Maps from the Programmable Web blog shares Microsofts changes in its recent transition from Virtual Earth to Bing:

“It’s been a short time since Microsoft announced the release of Bing, their next generation search platform (with its own Bing API). Along with the name change, several of Microsoft’s product offerings have also rebranded, including two core mapping products: Live Search Maps and Virtual Earth. This means that Virtual Earth API will be no more — it is now officially called the Bing Maps API (we’ve added a new Bing Maps API profile)…

…we can expect to see Bing Maps proliferate across Bing (and Microsoft) properties over time. There is a video on the Bing Maps Blog that includes an interview with Erik Jorgensen, Corporate VP of MSN, discussing some of the changes included in the rebranding.”



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