GYM (Google, Yahoo and Microsoft) are pulling out all of the stops to create the best service based websites. While we’ve had web based email for quite a while (Hotmail etc), it took gmail to really get the ball rolling.
Then they launched gMaps, which microsoft basically copied (and relatively poorly I might add) with their Virtual Earth site. Now, they’ve really thrown down the gauntlet with Windows Live Local. I haven’t had much of a play around with it, but they have “Bird’s Eye Imagery”, which is just stunning.
I mean, do you want to see Carol and Marc’s house?