Virtual Earth to Become Windows Live Local

A new version of Virtual Earth, to be renamed Windows Live Local, is due to be released imminently if not later today. The release apparently includes the oblique (bird’s-eye) imagery that made such a stir when Virtual Earth was previewed last spring (see previous entry). Updates to follow as needed.

Update, 4:45 PM: More from yesterday’s article in PC World (via Chandu Thota).