Well, with having Photosynth on a consumer commodity devices like phones, I would think Photosynth has left its academic cradle. Google is moving with its photo spheres. 'Even if one is on the right track, one gets run over if one is just sitting there or moving slow.' It is commonly known that Microsoft is not lauded for its speed and swiftness, losing many opportunities. But with the new One Microsoft we can raise expectations and I take they have heard of short cycle incremental development. A release every 3 month. otherwise the fast pace in the consumer space is not understood still.