Steve Rubel notes MSN Virtual Earth a day before the official release (fresh from Scoble).
A google maps killer?
Ummm---maybe but maybe not.
I know MS is fairly US-centric but the fact that the satellite maps for Canada are only at 20 miles above and can't zoom in further is concerning.
The zoom-ins around the world aren't much better - I could get to 500 m of Northern England in Google maps but only
Running under Internet Explorer (instead of Firefox - should have known better) - is a lot better. I can zero right into Las Vegas (150 yards) but still can't do around the world right. (max 15 miles in Northern England)
That said - The "Locate Me" feature rocks! So my question is: when can I say "I want to blog about this particular location"?
So it's getting there - but is it a Google Map killer? Not yet.
Micro Persuasion: MSN Virtual Earth and Media Embargoes