The big announcement from Microsoft is ViaVirtualEarth.com

Currently the website is not reachable. I expect the slashdot effect has it down for the count. Apparently someone jumped the gun and released the info a little early. Score one for blogger, strike out for the PR buzz machine at Microsoft. [www.viavirtualearth.com]

This is what it is “it’s a site that’ll show off some of the new developer APIs that were built for Virtual Earth.”