Early notable reviews of MSN Virtual Earth

PC World: Bizarrely, Dennis O’Reilly compares MSN Virtual Earth with Google Earth, and not once mentions Google Maps. He is impressed with Google Earth, “However, the MSN product opens in any browser.” Well yes, and so does Google Maps. Google Earth is a browser.

The Seattle Times: Provides interesting context behind what we might as well start calling the Map Wars. Also: Location finder should be accurate to within 250 meters, according to Microsoft. And in contrast to PC World, The Seattle Times get this right: “MSN’s Virtual Earth is a direct competitor to Google Maps.”

Infoworld: Interesting details on how Location finder works. It looks like it might also work for mobile phones, according to the article.

Silicon.com: Even more on the technology behind Location finder.