Live Search rebranded as "Windows Live Search", new UI, Windows Live Photos, Windows Live Cloud etc.

There’re lots of rumors that Live Search is rebranded as “Windows Live Search”, has redesigned user interface for Search, renaming of the “Windows Live Hotmail” and “Windows Live Mail” to “Windows Live Mail” and “Windows Live Mail for desktop”, the renaming of Windows Live Photo Gallery to Windows Live Photos for desktop, and among the new features: Introduction of a new […]

There’re lots of rumors that Live Search is rebranded as “Windows Live Search”, has redesigned user interface for Search, renaming of the “Windows Live Hotmail” and “Windows Live Mail” to “Windows Live Mail” and “Windows Live Mail for desktop”, the renaming of Windows Live Photo Gallery to Windows Live Photos for desktop, and among the new features: Introduction of a new online Windows Live Photos, Windows Live Cloud” etc. ?

It’s all started with an comment on the Live Search blog by a Group Product Manager for Live Search, hinting at rebranding efforts to come:

We're glad you like the product and we recognize that there is a brand issue across Windows Live.  And we've been pretty upfront about that when we talk to customers and advertisers(http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/017296.html).  We're working on fixing those issues so stay tuned.   Thanks for the feedback . . and keep it coming!

….followed by a tip from someone claimed to work as a Quality Assurance Operator for Live Search, detailing a number of changes, including new UI and a new name, “Windows Live Search”. Shortly after that, the tipster started his own blog and posted some of the screenshots:

  

Soon after that, another tip poured in from a LiveSide reader, who snaped a couple of shots on his iPhone, while visiting PC World UK computer store. He claimed to be shown a video on both a new HP and Sony laptop, touting the virtues of among other things Windows Live, “coming in 2009”: