Filed under “Why didn’t someone think of this before?”
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Deepfish website: http://labs.live.com/Deepfish
What is Deepfish?
Deepfish is a lightweight client application that leverages a powerful server side technology for delivery of content such as web pages to a Windows Mobile device. Content is displayed in a familiar desktop format that requires no additional work by the content or site author.
- A familiar look and feel of web pages on mobile as seen on desktop
- Bandwidth optimized rendering for faster content delivery
- Address bar web navigation
- Intuitive zooming, panning and cue map for quick navigation and browsing
- Support for simple link navigation and form submission
Microsoft announced yesterday (8 April 2007) that they’re opening up the Xbox LIVE IM network (6 million-strong) to the Windows Live Messenger (260 million-strong) network.
“Who cares,” you say? Gamers, clients, employees, your kids. Today is a travel day for Matt (hello Cleveland!) but I’m sure he cares too. And so should you.
Think about it:
Scenario 1 (uncool) – You’re gaming away on PGR3 and your boss pops up an IM to ask how those TPS reports are coming. Icky!
Scenario 2 (kinda cool) – Unified messaging becomes a reality with Exchange 2007, the whole ‘access anywhere’ scenario could conceivably include getting email and voicemail on your 360.
Scenario 3 (totally cool) – Knocking out those simple IM questions without getting off the couch and exiting your game. Nice!