Bing

  • Microsoft Brings MSN Back By Shifting Windows Phone’s Bing Apps To A New, Old Moniker

    Microsoft Brings MSN Back By Shifting Windows Phone’s Bing Apps To A New, Old Moniker

    Microsoft, in an effort to bring MSN back to mainstream prominence, is shifting its Bing-labeled Windows Phone and Windows apps under that brand’s aegis. You are forgiven if you forgot that MSN is still a thing, or that a number of Windows Phone and Windows apps that have little to do with search are in fact still branded under the Bing name. MSN may be on this side of risible in the… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Bing Will Now Keep Track Of Context For Conversational Searching On Desktop

    Microsoft’s Bing Will Now Keep Track Of Context For Conversational Searching On Desktop

    Microsoft is introducing some of its Cortana personal assistant smarts to its desktop search engine, with a new feature rolling out today that will use your previous query to inform your next, providing it with key contextual information so that you can search more conversationally, in the same way you’d ask follow-up questions of a friend during a regular chat. So, if you’re… Read More

  • Microsoft Next To Comply With Europe’s Search Privacy Ruling

    Microsoft Next To Comply With Europe’s Search Privacy Ruling

    Microsoft has followed Google’s lead and launched an online webform where European users of its Bing search engine (all few of them) can make a request for information displayed in search results triggered by a search for their name to be de-indexed — if that information is outdated or irrelevant. Read More

  • Bing Looks Abroad

    Bing Looks Abroad

    Microsoft is working to expand Bing’s international footprint. A job posting, spotted by Neowin, speaks plainly: “Bing is embarking on the most ambitious geographic and product expansion in its history.” Well then. Microsoft hasn’t taken down the listing, so it’s likely not too concerned about having its plans aired publicly. What this signifies is that Microsoft… Read More

  • We Search More On Apps, Less On Google Now

    We Search More On Apps, Less On Google Now

    We’re using apps on our smartphones and tablets much more to look things up now, according to a new report out from eMarketer. That means a serious drop in ad revenue for many of the major search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo. According to eMarketer, Google mobile ads saw a dramatic 17 percent drop in revenue from 2012. The search giant owned 82.8 percent of the $2.24 billion search… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Ad-Free “Bing In The Classroom” Program Exits Beta, Opens To All U.S. Schools

    Microsoft’s Ad-Free “Bing In The Classroom” Program Exits Beta, Opens To All U.S. Schools

    A year ago, Microsoft launched a beta of its ad-free “Bing For Schools” program, which promises to give K-12 students access to an ad-free search experience with additional content filters, privacy protections and a couple of specialized learning features to enhance digital literacy. Today, it’s taking this program — which is now called “Bing in the… Read More

  • Bing Starts Using Search Data To Predict TV Talent Show Votes

    Bing Starts Using Search Data To Predict TV Talent Show Votes

    Google’s attempts to model flu trends based on people’s search behavior has come under fire lately, but our search behavior can undoubtedly be used to predict lots of other things. Starting today, Bing will use its search data to add predictions about who will win shows like The Voice, American Idol (that’s still on?) and D-list dance show Dancing With The Stars. Read More

  • Bing Home Page Gets Some Of Cortana’s Smarts

    Bing Home Page Gets Some Of Cortana’s Smarts

    Two weeks ago, Microsoft debuted its Cortana personal digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, which uses the Bing platform to learn about your preferences and interests. Starting today, the Bing home page will also get some of Cortana’s smarts. You can now find a set of personalized cards that help you keep track of news, weather, flights and stocks. Read More

  • Bing Is Here To Stay

    Bing Is Here To Stay

    Every couple of months, new rumors about Microsoft trying to sell off its Bing search engine pop up. At some point late last year, the word on the street was that if then-CEO candidate Stephen Elop would take the reins of the company, he would sell Bing as soon as possible. After last week’s Build developer conference, I think we can now put those rumors to rest. Bing is now a core part… Read More

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