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July 12, 2006

Windows Live Expo launched

Posted by David Hunter at 12:38 PM ET.

Yesterday at Microsoft’s Windows Live Expo blog:

Our free classified listing site has ‘graduated’ from the beta stage and is now a fully fledged Windows Live service. As part of this evening’s release you will notice that the site has received a significant make-over and we’ve added several new cool features. The other key piece of news is that we have created a UK beta version of Expo which will be available for internal consumption as of July 12th.

So it’s USA only for the moment and UK shortly. Expo is Microsoft’s Craigslist competitor with a social networking twist and is presumably a big deal, so you have to wonder why it gets announced with a blog post while the beta program got a press release. Betanews has more details including that Windows Live Expo had 1.2 million unique users last month.

Filed under Coopetition, Craigslist, Microsoft, Windows Live, Windows Live Expo

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