Chris Pendleton reports that Live Search Maps made an debut (as Live Pages) in Taiwan. A joint effort between Microsoft Taiwan and Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecommunication operator in Taiwan. This new service is created based on technologies from the following companies:
- Chunghwa Yellow Page – geocoding engine, Business Listings and Point of Interest information
- Kingway Technology – road map images
- Multimap – mapping API to render road maps from Kingway and aerial maps from Virtual Earth
Additionally, there were a number of services provided as a part of this release, including: Local Search (Finding Business or Place), Maps (Road and Aerial), CHT powered web call for their premium subscribers, Messenger Activity, and a Messenger Tab.