All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bing’

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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Yahoo: Maybe Yahoo Bing Network Isn’t Doing Too Bad After All

Earlier this year things weren’t looking incredibly great for the Yahoo Microsoft search deal. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made comments at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, expressing disappointment with the results. If a blog post from Yahoo today regarding the Yahoo Bing Network are any indication, however, things are looking more promising. The post shares some stats from …

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Bing News Gets New Look, Trending Topics From Facebook, Twitter

Microsoft continues its Bing redesign spree with a new look for Bing News. Here’s the before and after. Before After The design adapts to fit your browser width, so it looks good regardless of what device you’re using. It also now surfaces trending topics from Facebook, Twitter and Bing itself. The BIng News team writes in a blog post: Cut …

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Bing Redesigns Video Search From Ground Up

Bing just announced a big redesign of its video search feature, which it says has been redesigned from the ground up. Changes include navigational improvements, video overlays, pop-out previews, bigger thumbnails and new filters. “Rather than making you travel to a site to see if a video is the one you’re looking for, we updated our preview mode so now …

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Bing Thinks Students Are Getting Scroogled In Search Results

A new school year has just started, and students everywhere will soon be using Google to search for everything from history to math. Bing wants in on that student search action, and it’s not afraid to do a little mudslinging to promote its new Bing for Schools initiative. If you couldn’t already guess, we’ve been blessed with another Scroogled ad …

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Bing Uses Machine Learning To Improve Product Search

Bing announced today that it is launching a new product search experience, which utilizes its index of tens of millions of products, along with machine learning, to show products on the main results page, rather than making users go to a dedicated shopping page. As you can see, it looks vaguely like Google’s Knowledge Carousel and the style the search …

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Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing

As the price cuts for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro indicate, the Surface hasn’t challenged the iPad in the way Microsoft hoped it would. In fact, Microsoft announced a $900 million inventory adjustment charge for the millions of Surface RT tablets it now has sitting around in warehouses. The company obviously overestimated the popularity of the Surface, …

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Bing Launches Homepage Facebook App, Photographer Contest

Microsoft announced today that it is has launched a new Bing Homepage App for Facebook, and is kicking off a contest (part of a partnership with Discovery) for photographers to get their photos feature on the search engine’s homepage. Photographers are encouraged to submit photos of their hometowns, and Bing will pick ten finalists, which it will announce on September …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Is Being Searched For More Than All Other Netflix Shows Combined [Bing]

Last month, we looked at some search data from Yahoo about Netflix’s original shows. Orange is the New Black was quickly generating more search buzz than even Netflix’s Emmy-nominated shows House of Cards and Arrested Development. Now, Microsoft has shared some information with us about how Netflix’s shows have been comparing with one another in terms of search volume on …

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Bing’s Windows Apps Hit Windows Phone 8

Bing’s specialized apps that were previously released on Windows 8 (News, Sports, Weather and Finance) are now being launched for Windows Phone 8. “The new apps will share the comprehensive, customizable and visually immersive experiences powered by Bing in Windows 8, and allow people to conveniently track and prioritize what’s important to them across the Windows family of devices,” a …

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Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include new pop-ups aiming to deter those seeking out such content on Bing. Google, on the other hand, has reportedly elected …

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