Microsoft enhances MSN Direct

New API released

Microsoft has released an API (application programming interface) that allows websites to send location information to GPS navigation devices as part of an expansion of its MSN Direct services.

The API for the MSN Direct Send to GPS (Global Positioning System) feature of navigation devices allows websites to send local information to GPS units either wirelessly or through a USB connection.

MSN Direct is an FM-based digital service that allows portable devices to receive information from certain MSN services.

MSN Direct is part of a larger plan by Microsoft to add value to its MSN and Windows Live online services to spur online advertising and compete with Google in that market.

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