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Check Out Bing’s Halloween Haunted House Homepage Check Out Bing’s Halloween Haunted House Homepage

Google isn’t the only search engine celebrating Halloween on its homepage. Check out the animated haunted house homepage Bing has going on: It’s cooler if you actually go to the page. Watch for the ghosts that appear in different parts …

Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google? Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?
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October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search …

Yahoo Says Microsoft Is Making It Hard To Deliver Its Value Proposition To Users Yahoo Says Microsoft Is Making It Hard To Deliver Its Value Proposition To Users
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Yahoo slammed Microsoft today over its use of “Do Not Track” by default in Internet Explorer 10. This is interesting on several levels, but most notably because Yahoo and MIcrosoft are partners in search and advertising. Together, they have put …

Bing Ads To Get Landing Pages By Match Type Bing Ads To Get Landing Pages By Match Type
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Bing announced that it will soon launch unique landing pages by match type for Bing Ads. “Want to assign a unique destination URL for each of your bidded keyword match types within the same ad group?” writes Pruitt, on the …

Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site

Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the …

Bing Shows Off Its Windows 8 Apps Bing Shows Off Its Windows 8 Apps
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Windows 8 is now upon us, and the third-party apps are coming out of the woodwork. Here, we looked at StumbleUpon’s Windows 8-specific experience, for example. Here’s a look at Google’s. Here’s Netflix. And Kindle. It’s not a third party, …

The Biggest Thing To Happen To Bing Since Bing? The Biggest Thing To Happen To Bing Since Bing?
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Microsoft has made an announcement about Bing that could potentially be very significant in helping the company’s search engine gain market share – the ability to search the web from Xbox via Internet Explorer. Here’s the thing: Xbox 360 sales …

Bing Ads Get Keyword Destination URLs Bing Ads Get Keyword Destination URLs
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Microsoft announced today that it has added keyword destination URLs in Bing Ads for all markets. Bing Ads now support a dedicated field to manage them, and it lets advertisers set specific landing pages for each keyword and match type …

September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down September U.S. Search Market: Google Up, Microsoft Flat, Yahoo Down

comScore has released its latest numbers for the U.S. search market. They show Google sites up 0.3% in September at 66.7%, followed by Microsoft sites at 15.9% and Yahoo sites at 12.2%. Ask came in at 3.5%, and AOL came …

Bing Ads Get Sitelink Extensions Bing Ads Get Sitelink Extensions

Microsoft announced today that Bing Ads now offer sitelink extensions to advertisers throughout the Yahoo Bing Network. The extensions, according to Microsoft, will drive deeper engagement with potential customers by letting them connect with relevant portions of advertisers’ sites. They’ll …

Bing Just Launched A New iPhone App Called Edibly Bing Just Launched A New iPhone App Called Edibly
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Bing announced today that it is launching a new iPhone app called Edibly in the U.S., though technically, you have to be in Seattle to use it (at least for now). It’s a shopping app upon which Microsoft has collaborated …

Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature
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As previously reported, Bing has launched a new feature that surfaces authors of news articles articles in its social sidebar. Bing did not talk about how to be included in this in its announcement. With Google, you have a specific …

Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release
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After years of waiting, Windows 8 will finally launch later this month on October 26. Microsoft is going to party like its 1995, and show the world that Windows 8 is the company’s most substantial release since Windows 95. To …

Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar
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Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll …

Bing Maps SDK Now Available For Windows Store Apps Bing Maps SDK Now Available For Windows Store Apps

Let’s say your building a Windows Store app. You want to be on Windows 8 as soon as it launches later this month. Your app features a lot of map interactivity, or it just pulls info from one of the …

Bing:  We Aren’t Keeping Track Of The Results From The Bing It On Tool Bing: We Aren’t Keeping Track Of The Results From The Bing It On Tool
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Bing is not keeping track of the results from the Bing It On tool, which lets users decide whether they like Google’s or Bing’s results better for any given query. Despite all of the numbers Bing threw around in a …

Bing It On Challenge Finds Only 33% Of “Primary Google Users” Would “Use Bing More Often” Bing It On Challenge Finds Only 33% Of “Primary Google Users” Would “Use Bing More Often”
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Last month, Bing launched the Bing It On Challenge, a campaign and website where people can do a “blind taste test” comparison of Google’s search results compared to Bing. Today, Bing has provided an update of how it’s been going. …

Bing Invests In Klout, Adds It To Social Sidebar Bing Invests In Klout, Adds It To Social Sidebar
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Bing announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Klout, including an strategic investment in the company. This, a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews, is aimed at “strengthening social influence data on both the Bing and Klout platforms.” “There …

If You Miss Google Maps On iOS, Bing Thinks You Should Use Bing Maps If You Miss Google Maps On iOS, Bing Thinks You Should Use Bing Maps

Google Maps and its disappearance from iOS have been in the news a lot over the past week or so, and lots of other companies are stepping up pointing to their own maps offerings. Microsoft is the latest, and is …

Bing Beats Google, If You’re Looking to Kill Yourself [UPDATED] Bing Beats Google, If You’re Looking to Kill Yourself [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: I’ve received the following statement from Bing: “In some cases we do prioritize the hotline and we’re reviewing the guidelines for instant answers related to this type of query,” says Stefan Weitz, Senior Director, Bing. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Earlier this …

Million Short Launches Its Version Of “Bing It On” Challenge (Million Short It On) Million Short Launches Its Version Of “Bing It On” Challenge (Million Short It On)
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Did you have fun with the Bing’s Bing It On Challenge? Well, welcome to the arena MillionShort It On, a similar offering from alternative search engine Million Short. We reported on Million Short a while back. It’s an experimental search …