Mary Jo Foley at Microsoft Watch – Microsoft’s Worst-Named Product Ever Gets a New Lease on Life:
When Microsoft announced in May that it was naming a new search application “Windows Live Search,” a number of bloggers (including yours truly) noted the stupidity of that choice.
This is the desktop search offering. Microsoft already had a product with the same name – their leadership Web search replacement for MSN Search.
Microsoft subsequently changed the name, but seemingly forgot to tell anyone until CEO Steve Ballmer mentioned a new “Windows Live Search Center” during his Worldwide Partner Conference keynote this week.
It’s not like it’s important or anything, I guess. Also per LiveSide, Windows Live Mail Desktop is now Windows Live Mail Center.