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35% of Internet Users Aren’t Sure How They’re Spending Their Time Online

Like all the other good, well-adjusted teenagers, the internet is learning to become a more social animal. With 8.38 billion webpages available for the 2.27 billion people online across the world, there’s a lot of different things you can do with your time online. However, as expansive as the content on the internet may be, internet users reportedly spend 22.5% …

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Bing’s Manuel Lima on Visualizing Information Networks

Bing’s Senior UX Design Lead Manuel Lima gave a lecture towards the end of last year at the the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts about our need to reconsider the process of network visualization. In this age of information we live in, it’s imperative to understand that the trajectory of information and knowledge doesn’t move in a linear …

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Bing Adding Qwiki Presentations Among Blue Links

Before you go off clicking on any of the blue links listed in a page of search results, Bing really wants you to have a chance to know a little something about your topic of search before you go diving off into the depths of the internets. Bing already incorporates small snippets of information about a topic among search results, …

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Duane Forrester’s How-To for New Bing Webmaster Tools

Last week, Bing announced its Phoenix update that includes an armada of new and updated utilities for Bing Webmaster Tools that should give webmasters whole new dimensions of search data to tinker around with and evaluate. While the Bing Team promised to elaborate on each of the tools in the near future, Bing Webmaster Tool’s guru Duane Forrester stopped by …

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Windows 8: Microsoft Launches Advertising SDK Release Preview

Microsoft very much wants people to get a head start with getting familiar with its upcoming Windows 8 so that everybody hits the ground running when the operating system launches later this year. The company has been letting loose some developer tools into the wild lately like tools for developing Metro style apps and now the company has released the …

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Google Maps Updates Imagery for Assorted Places

Google Maps announced that several parts of the world will now have high-resolution satellite photos as well as a couple of places in the United States that got some high-resolution aerial updates. In fact, there’s so many updates to countries around the world that this is one of those big updates of Google Maps where the only letters not represented …

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Bing Adds MLB Instant Answers to Search Results

On the heels of last week’s announcement that it would begin including answers from Encyclopedia Britannica among search results, Bing announced today that it’s got another timely offering of answers for this summer season. Now, when you search for a Major League Baseball team or individual player you can instantly see the answer associated to your search inserted among the …

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Internet Ad Revenue Pops Q1 Record with $8.4 Billion

The 2012 fiscal year is off to a good start for internet advertising as the first quarter welcomed a record-breaking $8.4 billion in revenue, more than any previous first quarter. The news comes by way of the semi-annual Internet Advertising Report, compiled by Interactive Advertising Bureau and PwC U.S., that found that this first-quarter record is a 15% increase over …

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Apple Dumps Google Maps with iOS 6; Nobody’s Surprised

If you’re a user of Apple’s mobile devices, you’re sure to notice a lot of new things if and when you decide to update the operating system to iOS 6, which was announced today at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. There’s one particular app icon that, while largely unchanged for the past five years, will appear noticeably different this time …

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Siri Announced for New iPad with iOS 6

As expected, one of the perks that will be bundled up in the just-announced iOS 6 will be the inclusion of everybody’s favorite semi-sentient voice-commanded digital assistant, Siri, to the New iPad. Scott Forstall, speaking at Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference today, listed a bevy of new updates that Siri will be receiving, such as support for many new …

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Apple Aperture’s “Game-Changing” Retina Support

Apple’s annual parade of dazzling new gadgetry, the World Wide Developers Conference, is upon us and one announcement that seems to have elated many Mac-using photographers is the update of Apple Aperture so that the photo-editing software can finally keep up with Apple’s Retina display. Apple has given Aperture a complete user-interface update as well as boosted the resolution by …

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AOL’s Patch Set New Traffic, Revenue Record in May

Despite a damaging report last month from a group of disgruntled investors that said AOL’s Patch was not a “viable business,” the service still had a good month in May as it set an all-time high for traffic and revenue. Patch, AOL’s local news dispensary, served 11.7 million users in May, marking a 14% increase in users from April when …

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