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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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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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