The blogging service from Microsoft called MSN Spaces has come out of beta. Storage has been increased from 10 MB to 30 plus they’ve added more themes. 4.5 million Spaces accounts have been created so far.
More info on the launch of Spaces and Messenger 7.0 via Matthew@MSN
Speaking of MSN, Rand has posted an excellent interview with the MSN Search team on his blog.
For the future, MSN Search team mentions: “Local, blogs, mobile, API?¢¬Ä¬ôs and RSS are all important next areas of development for us and anyone serious about Search.”
The inteview covers topics including:
– creation of MSN search
– community input
– search and hardware
– corpus size
– competing against Google
– quality testing and spam
– working for MSN search
– the people behind MSN search
– non-search technologies
– future developments