Microsoft Thumbtack collects of snippets from Web sites and share with others

Microsoft’s Live Labs introduced a new service Thumbtack that lets users collect snippets of information from Web sites and share the collections with others. It is an easy way to save links, photos, and anything else you find on the Web in a single place.

Thumbtack is an easy way to gather and share links, photos, and text, from different Web sites and save all of the data in the form of a collection to a single place at thumbtack. Users can share collections with other people in a couple of ways. The “share” button opens a small window where the user can enter e-mail addresses to send the collection to. Or, the “publish” button creates a URL for the collection that the user can cut and paste to send to someone via e-mail or instant message, or embed in a blog or website.

Thumbtack includes gadgets which enhance and extend the capabilities of Thumbtack and enable people to do more with their content, such as compare different items by price or location or automatically find and map addresses. Clips within Thumbtack can also be annotated with properties and then viewed as a scatter plot or bar graph to help sort, filter and visualize content within a collection.

Thumbtack works in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but some features are not support in Firefox.You can sign in Thumbtack through your hotmail account.

More details watch this video

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Microsoft offer prizes for your searches


If you are searching more! Microsoft offer prizes for your searches. SearchPerks is a new promotion powered by Microsoft Live Search.

Users who sign-up before the December 31 deadline, must agree to download a small program that tracks their usage. Once installed, the users will get one “ticket” per day for every Live Search query, but Microsoft is capping the total number per day to 25.

The program is free to join, but Microsoft is instructing users to register by pasting the GetSearchPerks.com URL into an Internet Explorer browser. The main difficulty is the program doesn’t work with Mozilla’s Firefox or Apple’s Safari.it means Microsoft want users always use windows PC.

Microsoft expect increasing market share through this program.

Microsoft’s PhotoSynth digital photographs Create 3D Visuals

Microsoft’s PhotoSynth which analyse digital photographs to build a three-dimensional point cloud of photographed object. Pattern recognition components compare portions of images to create points, which are then compared to convert the image into a model.

Once your 3D tour is created, users can then upload them to here Photosynth.net, and share it with the rest of the world.The Photosynth viewing software is only available to the Windows Vista and XP operating systems.

The software Photosynth,which can be downloaded from the Photosynth site. Photosynth will only work with IE7 and Firefox 2 or 3, and Microsoft is giving all Photosynth users will have 20GB of online storage for images.

For downloading Photosynth software click here

More details watch demo video of PhotoSynth