I’m not sure why Microsoft is running both start.com and live.com against each other (or maybe they’re not…I think start.com is still just a “sandbox” project officially).
But live.com got a new look recently, and a lot of cool functionality.
I’m constantly on the look for a new start page setup, since I’m not convinced that I’ve found the best solution yet, and live.com is really cool looking. I especially like that you can make different pages (like with My Yahoo!) and use them like tabs. Hooray ajax.
I’m thinking of trying it out as a web-based feedreader. It’s got a really easy-to-use feed interface, and I can separate my feeds by tab, so…who knows.