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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RIM to add foursquare support to BBM

By on May 4, 2011 at 5:15 AM.

RIM to add foursquare support to BBM

During the BlackBerry World Keynote in Orlando this morning, Research In Motion announced that it is working with foursquare to include support for the social-network in an upcoming version of BlackBerry Messenger. Users will be able to share their location information as their BBM status, but RIM execs didn’t go into much detail on how check-ins will work or just how feature rich the implementation will be. The native foursquare client, for example, allows users to find nearby deals, compete with friends for check-in points, and more. RIM did not say when the client would make its debut, although we suspect it will be around the launch of its BlackBerry 7 powered Bold 9900, which will occur later this summer. More →

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RIM and Microsoft announce Bing will power BlackBerry mobile search and maps

By on May 3, 2011 at 6:55 PM.

RIM and Microsoft announce Bing will power BlackBerry mobile search and maps

Just moments ago on stage at BlackBerry World 2011, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis (no, the other one is also CMO, dummy) announced a strategic mobile partnership with Microsoft (translation: we’re super scared of Andy Rubin). Starting around the holiday timeframe, Microsoft’s Bing maps and search will be the preferred search and mapping solutions for BlackBerry products. We’re talking about a system-level integration, “far beyond a search box,” RIM said. Check out our live coverage of RIM’s BlackBerry World 2011 keynote for more!

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