Microsoft launches MSN Spaces and Messenger Services

Posted on Thursday, April 07 2005 @ 13:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft yesterday officially launched MSN Spaces, allowing users to publish and track each other's blogs or online journals. The company said that the test phase of the service was very successful with over 4.5 million users since December 2004.
Microsoft's MSN Internet division also launched the latest version of its MSN Messenger for swapping instant messages and sharing photos.

"We expect this to have wide appeal outside the United States," said Blake Irving, vice president of communication services at Microsoft's MSN Internet division, adding that MSN Spaces would be available in 15 languages in 30 markets.
Microsoft also said it would sell advertising on MSN Spaces as well as on MSN Messenger.

More information at Reuters

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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