From the blog post entitled Use Live Search and We'll Donate to Team Seattle and on the Live Search team's blog we learn

The Live Search team recently launched two new programs to help children in need, and we would love you to help us out. The good news is that all you have to do to help us is try Live Search on one of our “click for the cause” sites, and each search you do will add more money to Microsoft’s donation.

The two organizations we are working with in these programs are and Team Seattle. is a United Nations led campaign providing education and sports programs for nine million refugee youth around the world

... - kids

Live Search is a global business, so we wanted a way to help kids all over the world who are in need. Supporting and their mission to help 9 million refugees really stood out as a great way to make a impact.  Each search at results in a financial donation from Microsoft to provide help with education programs to the refugee kids around the globe. More info on’s work with these youth can be found at their Windows Live Spaces blog.

In addition to the money raised from the searches, Microsoft is also donating online advertising and editorial space across MSN and to raise awareness of the relief effort.

I'm not one to ask my readers to use our services but in this case I'm making an exception. Please check out to learn more about and perform some searches.

Thanks for your time.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:24:02 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Err... how much?

Also, as an aside, pressing "enter" when my text cursor is in the CAPTCHA field *seems* to submit the form, but doesn't do anything. I have to click "Save Comment" instead.

I'm running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20061204 Firefox/

Also, S and 5 are difficult to distinguish.
Tomer Chachamu
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:01:00 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Good grief.

For a company with $45 billion in sales for the last 12 months, how about not roping 'refugee kids around the globe' into a dodgy marketing scheme for a failed search engine? Step back for a minute and see if this at least wiggles your Bad-Taste-o-Meter Dare? I know the money is for a good cause, but is this the best way to do it?

What next, 'Try Vista and we won't kill this kitten?'?
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 8:23:45 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I assumed someone would point that out right down to the "use our search engine and we won't kill this kitten" bit. However I balanced this against the fact that regardless of how much of "dodgy marketing scheme for a failed search engine" you might think this is, it still ends up helping refugee kids who have been harmed by war and famine.

That is worth turning the blind eye to some tackiness in my book.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 12:01:05 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
nice article
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