Microsoft launches Live Search News Alerts

For those of us who are always on the go and don't have time to read our RSS aggregators frequently, Microsoft has launched a new subscription service for Windows Live Search News. Customers that have a Windows Live ID can now sign-up for e-mail alerts based on their area of interest. You have the ability to have them delivered every day, twice a day, or once a week. You can get top headlines from Business, World, U.S., Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Sci/Tech, and Health. And just in case you're favorite news category isn't listed, you can define a specific search result.

This new feature is only available to United States residents, but users customers who are clever enough can go here and select the United States and are good to go. Setting up your alerts:

1: Go to news.live.com.
2. Sign in with your Windows Live ID.
3. Click "News alert" on the top right hand side of the page.
4. Select your category or topic.
5. Select delivery option.
6. Create alert.

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This is currently for US residents only.

On a side note if Microsoft want to compete with the likes of Google they need to realise that there are other countries in the world that would like to use this service. Until then good luck with trying to catch up.