Well, probably not in search. However, they are very proud of the fact that their Live Maps is now incorporating 3-D, photo-realistic cityscapes, which puts them ahead of Google.
And they’re right – that is cool. How about some cities outside the US?
Microsoft also plan to leverage these 3-D maps for advertising purposes:
“Microsoft will integrate ads into these 3D models in a way it considers organic, by displaying them on virtual billboards the users will encounter as they zip around the cities, Figueroa said”