Microsoft's Live Messenger goes all Facebook-y


Microsoft has added a new service to its Live Messenger software, allowing users to access a number of Facebook functions directly from their IM client.

It’s all ready to go, and available to all UK users, without needing to download software or switch anything on. Users can update their Facebook status, poke, write on walls, browse photos. and send private messages, without having the hassle of opening up a web browser window, which of course is so difficult and irritating to have to do…

Nokia teams with Microsoft for Windows Live apps on smartphones

n95-microsoft.jpgUntil recently, Nokia and Microsoft have been fierce competitors in the smartphone market, certainly in terms of their rival operating systems (Series 60 vs Windows Mobile). However, that rivalry is shifting to something friendlier, and fast.

See, just a couple of weeks after Nokia announced plans to put Microsoft’s PlayReady DRM inside its Series 60 handsets, it’s now revealed that it’s also going to preload Windows Live applications like Hotmail, Messenger, Contacts and Spaces on its smartphones, with Series 40 devices to follow next year.