Microsoft Corp. has released Live Search and Live.com in 47 markets worldwide, and making Live Local Search officially available in the U.K. and the U.S.
This move mark the release of these web-based servicesm, which are now officially out of the beta status.
Microsoft also announced that Live Search will now power the Web search capability on MSN, the companyís media and entertainment portal, which is said to attract more than 465 million unique users worldwide per month.
The company says that by using Live.com as their personal search home page, customers can harness the power of Live Search to find, customize and track news, images, video, RSS feeds and blogs across the Web.
Live Local Search will offer increased availability of birdís-eye imagery, improved mobile integration and functionality, and other user interface improvements and customization tools.
These services are now available in select international markets, in which feature availability and beta status will vary.