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Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form

Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called 'revenge porn' from its Bing search engine, allowing victims to notify it via

Bing Follows Google With Its Own “Mobile-Friendly” Ranking Algorithm Change

There's no "mobilegeddon" taking place on Bing, but Microsoft did announce today that it's taking steps to improve the search rankings for mobile-friendly websites. The changes follow a similar move b

Microsoft And Yahoo Confirm Search Outages

Microsoft's search engine Bing.com and other sites, including live.com, suffered a brief outage of somewhere around 20 minutes today, give or take, according to reports on Twitter and other website-mo

Good Riddance To Social Search

Remember how not too long ago the future of search -- at least according to the big search engines -- was social search? Today, you'd be hard-pressed to find any mention of social search on Google or

Facebook Dumps Bing, Will Introduce Its Own Search Tool

It seems that Facebook quietly removed Bing as its primary search provider over the weekend, announcing plans to debut its own search tool on Monday, according to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.r

Torque, Microsoft’s Alternative To “OK Google,” Now Works On Android Smartphones

Microsoft this morning has released an app for Android smartphone users called Torque that allows you to shake your phone in order to perform a voice search, similar to Google’s “OK Google

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 s

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, providi

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 trig

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

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 engi

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 pr

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, Bin

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

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 wo

Microsoft Said To Be Considering A Free Version Of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is looking at a cost conscious crisis, relative to both mobile and desktop hardware, and on the heels of the news that it might be reducing its Windows Phone software license fee, there&#821

Microsoft Adds 3D Imagery Of 15 New Cities To The Bing Maps Preview App For Windows 8.1

In December, TechCrunch reported that Microsoft had met its earlier promise to bring rich 3D imaging of several cities to Windows 8.1 through a new Bing Maps Preview application. Today, Microsoft exte

New Bing Apps For Windows Phone Point To Increasing Platform Unity From Microsoft

This morning Microsoft announced updates to Bing apps for Windows Phone (News, Finance, Weather, Sports), and new Bing-based apps for the smartphone platform: Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, and T

Foursquare Gets $15M And Licensing Deal From Microsoft To Power Location Context For Windows And Mobile

Today, Foursquare is announcing that it has received $15 million in funding as a result of a partnership with Microsoft. The deal will see Foursquare contributing to the Bing platform’s location and

Yahoo Could Do Search Because It Needs The Money

Yahoo could be getting back into the search game. Its long-suffering deal with Microsoft has underperformed, making recent revelations that the company is working on building new search products hardl
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