Directions on MSN Virtual Earth

A week after the launch, Directions’s Adena Schutzberg takes a sober second look at MSN Virtual Earth, its features — including “Locate Me” and the Scratch Pad — and its (lack of) hacks. “While I tend to agree that for now MSN Virtual Earth is not ‘killer’ either as an end-user or developer platform, the potential is there. And, we are all aware that Microsoft has launched some very poor first efforts in its day and followed up with stronger and stronger entries.”