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Aug292008

Live Search Maps in Taiwan

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.

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