In its bid to make the connected world faster and accessible to more consumers, Microsoft has partnered with popular social networking sites for the launch of the third version of its Windows Live online services.
Debuting on Tuesday at the Philippines' SM Mall of Asia (MoA) in Pasay City, Microsoft executives announced the company is collaborating with popular social networking sites such as Flickr, LinkedIn, Pandora Media, Photobucket, Twitter, WordPress and Yelp, to combine activities from these sites into the new Windows Live through a new profile and the What's New feed.
Likewise, Microsoft announced its global alliances with HP and China Telecom Corporation Ltd. to deliver Windows Live services to more people across the globe. HP will distribute Windows Live Photo Gallery with its consumer printers, including Photosmart and Deskjet lines beginning 2009. The combined offer provides HP customers with Windows Live Photo Gallery, an end-to-end photo management and printing solution.
Meanwhile, in the Philippines, the Microsoft made a local alliance with the country's largest chain of Internet cafes, the Netopia Internet Café.