Facebook dumps Microsoft’s Bing in favor of its revamped Graph Search

By on December 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Facebook dumps Microsoft’s Bing in favor of its revamped Graph Search

Facebook has stopped using Microsoft’s Bing search engine on its social networking website. The move, confirmed by a company’s spokesperson to Reuters, comes days after the social juggernaut revamped  its own search offerings. More →

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Bing and Yahoo fighting to become Safari’s default search engine as Google-Apple deal nears expiration: Report

By on November 26, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

Bing and Yahoo fighting to become Safari’s default search engine as Google-Apple deal nears expiration: Report

As Google’s deal with Apple to have the former as the default search provider on Safari is approaching expiration (2015), both Microsoft and Yahoo are fighting over who replaces the search giant, reports The Information. More →
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Microsoft Bing updated with HD backgrounds, image captions, and easy access to Office

By on November 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM.

Microsoft Bing updated with HD backgrounds, image captions, and easy access to Office

Microsoft has announced major changes and new features for its search engine Bing. The company is now including a new full HD daily background image, which comes with information captions, in addition to a quick shortcut to Microsoft products tools, and user’s ability to customize the news on the bottom. More →
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Android phones using Bing under threat

By on February 18, 2014 at 3:41 PM.

Android phones using Bing under threat

Cyber security sleuths have alerted Android users against a suspicious activity being detected in the commonly used search engine 'Bing'. Terming the severity of the malfunction as “medium”, the Indian cyberspace security agencies have alerted users that a possible attack of the virus could “compromise” sensitive information of the owner stored on the phone. More →
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Even Windows Phone users refuse to search with Bing

By on January 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM.

Even Windows Phone users refuse to search with Bing

It doesn’t seem likely that Microsoft plans to give up on Bing anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean its customers are following suit. According to a tweet from Kantar Worldreport, Windows Phone users only resorted to searching with the default engine 52 percent of the time in Q4 2013. More →
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Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif most searched Indians on Bing in 2013

By on December 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM.

Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif most searched Indians on Bing in 2013

As we near the end of the year, Bing has published a report on the most searched terms in 2013. This report covers trends in 12 countries from around the globe including India, where some of the most searched terms include Salman Khan, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli among others. More →
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Microsoft updates Bing Maps adding more than 13 million square kilometers of aerial imagery

By on September 7, 2013 at 12:50 PM.

Microsoft updates Bing Maps adding more than 13 million square kilometers of aerial imagery

It’s been a year since Microsoft last gave its Bing maps a major update. Now, the Redmond-based company has given its native mapping app another major update, which adds 13 million square kilometers (or 5 million square miles) of aerial imagery. More →
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Microsoft integrates Facebook in Bing search results

By on May 11, 2012 at 4:55 AM.

Microsoft integrates Facebook in Bing search results

Microsoft has announced the biggest update to its Bing search engine since its launch in 2009. The new Bing search will integrate a user's Facebook friend list and make it frictionless to connect search results with checking friends who can be of help for individual search queries. More →
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Microsoft outs Windows Phone ‘We’re in’ location sharing app

By on August 19, 2011 at 6:45 AM.

Microsoft outs Windows Phone ‘We’re in’ location sharing app

Microsoft’s Bing team took the wraps off of a new location-sharing application for Windows Phone on Thursday called “We’re in.” The application is similar to foursquare and Latitude in some respects, and yet still very different. The idea is simple: you can create an invitation that will allow your friends to share their location for a specified amount of time. Say, for example, you want to share your location and see where four of your friends are, for one hour, while you all head towards a local restaurant. You can create a quick event with “We’re in” and then send it to those friends. Once they accept, their pictures and locations will appear on Bing Maps. If you hit traffic or the train is late, you and your friends can update your status as you make your way to the restaurant. Unlike Latitude, which some people avoid for fear of location privacy issues, you can always leave the party. Better yet, when the allotted time is up, your location is automatically turned off. The application is available in the Zune Marketplace now and Microsoft says it plans on delivering it to other platforms soon, too. More →

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New Windows Phone ‘Mango’ features revealed

By on May 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM.

New Windows Phone ‘Mango’ features revealed

Several new features set to be introduced in Microsoft’s upcoming “Mango” update for Windows Phone were revealed this past weekend. We already knew that Mango is set to be a major update to the Windows Phone platform — perhaps the most anticipated new feature is improved multitasking support — but Microsoft had been keeping several upcoming additions under wraps. Newly revealed features include Bing Audio, which will identify songs by listening to music, a la Shazam; Bing Vision, which will provide barcode scanning along with a host of camera-assisted search functions; the addition of turn-by-turn navigation to Bing Maps; speech recognition support in the messaging app; and a new native podcast player. None of these new features have been confirmed by Microsoft at this point but considering the proven track record of the source, it looks like Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 update is going to be even more exciting than we thought. More →

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