All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bing’

Twitter And Bing Renew Search Deal

Bing announced today that it has renewed its search deal with Twitter, which provides tweets in search results for a “near real-time” experience. Bing had this to say in a blog post: At Bing, we believe that for every search there is somebody out there who can help. That’s why we have been teaming up with Twitter for a few …

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Bing Has An Amazing Halloween Homepage

For major holidays, the Google Doodle usually outshines whatever Bing does it for its homepage. For Halloween this year, Google certainly impressed with a witchy doodle, but Bing is the definitive winner this year. For this year, Bing outfitted its home page with an interactive haunted house full of odes to classic horror movies. Here’s what it looks like normally: …

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Bing Hero Ads: Microsoft’s Answer To Those New Google Branded Search Ads?

Last week, there was a lot of talk about a new ad format Google is testing that essentially places a banner-like graphic near the top of a search results page when the user searches for that brand. While Google indicated that this was only a small test at this point, many immediately began criticizing Google for breaking a promise it …

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Here’s How Bing Smart Search Works In Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is the first product to be delivered under the “One Microsoft” ideology that outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer referred to when outlining the company’s restructuring plan. In essence, all of the teams at Microsoft contributed to make Windows 8.1 an OS where every app contributes to the whole. As part of that, one of the teams to get a …

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Bing Talks Up Yahoo Bing Network Ahead Of Yahoo’s Earnings

Yahoo will soon release its earnings report for the third quarter. Microsoft is taking the opportunity to provide an update on what’s happening with the Yahoo Bing Network. David Pann, general manager of the Microsoft Advertising Search Group, has written a blog post discussing recent features they’ve added to Bing Ads, performance updates and research from RKG. As noted, they’ve …

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Bing Gets Snapshots From Klout In Search Results

Klout announced an extension of its partnership with Bing today with the launch of Klout-verified snapshots in Bing search results. Klout’s Paul Kim and Genevieve Lydstone explain, “From the beginning of Klout, we’ve been focused on helping people better understand and be recognized for how they influence others. Through our ongoing partnership with Bing, we’ve been able to integrate search …

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Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals

Earlier this year, Bing announced Bing Offers, its latest foray into the local deals space. The product launched across the United States. Today, the company has announced an expansion of that with “Bing Offers Card-Linked”. This is a program they’re launching in Seattle only for the time being, but more cities will follow soon. “We found that there is some …

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Bing: We Don’t Track The ‘Bing It On’ Results Because Of Privacy, Have No Idea If People Are More Likely To Select Bing

Bing has no idea if people are more likely to select Bing results when using its Bing It On challenge, and has admitted as much in a blog post defending its campaign. Despite being over a year old, the Bing It On challenge has been in the news this week, due to a study from Freakonomics’ Ian Ayres and a …

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Yale Law Students, Freakonomics Slam Microsoft’s ‘Bing It On’ Campaign

Bing is really clinging on to this “Bing It On” thing. The campaign began over a year ago, and is still going strong with Microsoft setting up shop at at NFL games to get people to try the “blind taste test” for search results. Bing’s claim was originally that people prefer Bing 2:1 over Google. The Bing it On Challenge …

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Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions

Earlier this year, we reported that Bing was readying Skype-integrated click-to-call mobile ads, and now it has finally announced them. On the Bing Ads blog, Microsoft’s Ambrish Verma introduced Bing’s new Call Extensions, which work across all devices, and utilize Skype. This is something that “no one else can provide,” as Verma notes. This is one way where Microsoft’s acquisition …

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Bing Image Search Gets Pinterest Boards

Bing announced today that it has added new Pinterest integration to its Image Search. When users search for an image on Bing, they may see related boards from Pinterest on the right-hand side of the search results page. “Every day Bing receives millions of searches from across the Web, and nearly 10 percent of those searches are for images,” a …

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Here’s What Bing’s Doing On iOS Now

Bing announced the launch of some new features for the iPhone and iPod Touch today, building on recent updates to its Windows Phone, Android and iOS experiences. There are four new tiles for the homepage, which will show trending news, images from Bing trends, maps (for local businesses) and weather. There’s also a new share button with an updated design, …

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