Windows Live services
|Live.com||http://www.live.com||An all-in-one home page featuring a customisable RSS aggregator, gadgets and a new and improved search tool||Final|
|Windows Live Account||http://account.live.com||The service for updating your Windows Live identity and managing your Windows Live relationship||Final|
|Windows Live Admin Center||Custom Domains||http://admin.live.com||Provides e-mail hosting for web site owners||Final|
|Windows Live Agents||Direct Link||Part of Windows Live Messenger
Interactive chatterbots through Windows Live Messenger that allow users to get more information about specific topics
|Windows Live Alerts||http://alerts.live.com||Send information updates to your email inbox, mobile device or Messenger||Final|
|Windows Live Barcode||Confucius||https://barcode.ideas.live.com
|2D barcodes that can be used to store information or link to the mobile web||Beta|
|Windows Live Betas||http://get.live.com/betas||Website listing Windows Live beta services||Final|
|Windows Live Calendar||http://calendar.live.com||Part of Windows Live Hotmail
Time management service which allow users to organise appointments, schedule meetings, set reminders, and share their calendar events
|Windows Live Call||Service Information||Part of Windows Live Messenger||Final|
|Windows Live Contacts||http://contacts.live.com||Part of Windows Live Hotmail, Messenger, Mail and Spaces.
|Windows Live Core
|Collection of cloud-based software as a service platform that will allow the creation of distributed networked applications||N/A|
|Windows Live Dev||http://dev.live.com||The development center and supplier of software development kits for Windows Live developers||Final|
|Windows Live Drive
|Live Drive or Storage||Allow files shared on a system to be accessed remotely over the Internet||N/A|
|Windows Live Events||http://events.live.com||Part of Windows Live Spaces
Manage and plan different types of events and share them with others using Windows Live Calendar, Spaces and Alerts
|Windows Live Expo||Fremont||http://expo.live.com||Online classifieds||Final|
|Windows Live Favorites||Roaming Favorites||http://favorites.live.com||Synchronizes your favorites between computers and lets you share favorites||Final|
|Windows Live Feeds Platform
|Windows Live FolderShare||http://www.foldershare.com||File sharing and synchronization service acquired by Microsoft and now branded as a beta Windows Live service||Beta|
|Windows Live Gallery||Customise||http://gallery.live.com||A center for collections of developers’ add-ons for Windows Live products||Beta|
|Windows Live Groups
|Part of Windows Live Spaces||N/A|
|Windows Live Guides
|http://shopguides.live.com||Part of Windows Live Shopping||N/A|
|Windows Live Help Community||http://helpcommunity.live.com||Collection of forums and message boards to communicate with other users of Windows Live products||Beta|
|Windows Live Home||http://home.live.com||Provides a central location to access Windows Live services, monitor status information, and navigate to other Windows Live sites and services||Final|
|Windows Live Hotmail||Kahuna||http://mail.live.com
|Free webmail service using AJAX technology featuring email, contacts and calendar services||Final|
|Windows Live Installer||http://get.live.com/wl/desktop||A collection of Windows Live programs available for download||Final|
|Windows Live ID||http://login.live.com||Works seamlessly with Windows Live services and allowing multiple sign-ins with different accounts||Final|
|Windows Live Mail||http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview||Desktop mail client designed to succeed Outlook Express on Windows XP and Windows Mail on Windows Vista, with full RSS support||Final|
|Windows Live Max
|Project M||Originally named Microsoft Max||N/A|
|Windows Live Message Boards||http://boards.live.com||Provides a discussion forum for Windows Live services||N/A|
|Windows Live Messenger||http://messenger.live.com||Instant messaging, personal file sharing and outgoing Voice over IP client||Final (v9.0 in Beta)|
|Windows Live Messenger IM Control||http://settings.messenger.live.com||Enables web sites to show the presence of Windows Live Messenger users, and let site visitors engage in instant messaging conversations with the Messenger users. When a site hosts the Windows Live Messenger IM Control, site visitors can instant message Messenger users directly from the browser.||Beta 2|
|Windows Live OneCare||A1||http://onecare.live.com||Computer Security Service. Features its own Anti-Virus program, back-up utility, and a software firewall||Final|
|Windows Live OneCare Family Safety||http://fss.live.com||Parental Controls similar to Windows Vista‘s Family Safety feature||Final|
|Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner||Vegas||http://safety.live.com||Free PC scanning and health service to help delete viruses and other threats||Final|
|Windows Live Photo Gallery||http://photogallery.live.com||Similar to Windows Photo Gallery with additional enhancements that will make posting photos to Windows Live Spaces and Soapbox easier||Final|
|Windows Live Search Center
|OneView or Casino||http://desktop.live.com||Rebranded as Windows Search 4||N/A|
|Windows Live Shopping
|http://shopping.live.com||Rebranded as MSN Shopping||N/A|
|Windows Live Silverlight Streaming||http://silverlight.live.com||Allow developers and designers to deliver and scale rich media as part of their Silverlight applications||Alpha|
|Windows Live SkyDrive||SkyDrive||http://skydrive.live.com||Password-protected online file storage and sharing||Beta|
|Windows Live Spaces||Spaces 12.2||http://spaces.live.com||AJAX based version social networking, blogging, and photo sharing site||Final|
|Windows Live Toolbar||http://toolbar.live.com||A toolbar which adds itself to Windows Internet Explorer, allowing quick access to a user’s Windows Live Spaces, Hotmail, Favorites and Live Search from a button on the toolbar||Final|
|Windows Live Translator||http://translator.live.com||Translate texts or web pages between different languages||Beta|
|Windows Live TV||Nemo or Orbit||Beta Information||An additional program for Windows Media Center which will provide access to Windows Live Spaces, Messenger, and Call on large-screen monitors or TVs||Beta|
|Windows Live Web Messenger||Online version of Windows Live Messenger which allow users to talk online and in real-time with others using the .NET Messenger Service from within a web browser||Beta|
|Windows Live WiFi Center||http://wifi.live.com||Allow users to search for wireless networks that are available and displays information about them.||N/A|
|Windows Live WiFi Hotspot Locator
|http://hotspot.live.com||Rebranded as MSN WiFi Hotspots||N/A|
|Windows Live Writer||http://writer.live.com||Desktop blog publishing tool||Final|
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- Yahoo! OMG
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- Yahoo! Publisher Network – advertising network,
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- Yahoo! Tech offers reviews and advice for buying and using electronics.
- Yahoo! Telemundo
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- Yahoo! Video – Video sharing site
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