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Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights

Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and use commercially,” “free to modify, share, and use,” and “Free to modify, share, and use commercially.” This could prove to …

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Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter is currently testing a new auto-translate feature for tweets on the Twitter desktop site, and it’s powered by Bing. The new translations appear directly under the original tweets, and they note the language in which the translation derives. The translations are only appearing for some Twitter users. Bing has yet to make any announcement, but Twitter has confirmed that …

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FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has updated is guidance to the search engine industry regarding the need to distinguish between advertisements and search results. Search industry veteran Danny Sullivan wrote a letter to the FTC just over a year ago calling upon the commission to scrutinize Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Nextag, Twenga and TripAdvisor, with regards to the disclosure of …

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Bing Launches ‘Bing Boards’ Search Experiment

Bing announced a new search experiment today called Bing Boards, which it describes as a way for people to create “highly specialized” content specifically for search. Bing notes that it doesn’t usually announce its experimental features, but felt it should shine the spotlight on this one. “Bing Boards are visual collections of images, videos and links that tell a story …

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Bing Improves Voice Search On Windows Phone

Bing has made some improvements to its voice recognition capabilities to make voice search on Windows Phone devices more accurate and faster. “Voice search is supposed to be seamless and efficient, but sometimes your phone misses important words and takes too long to return results, that aren’t always what you’re looking for,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Today, Bing is …

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Wow, A Lot Of Stuff Just Happened In SEO

It’s been a pretty big week for search and SEO news. There have been a lot of announcements, not only from Google, but from Google competitors. Let’s recap, and discuss in the comments. Which of the latest announcements do you believe will have the biggest impact on webmasters? On your SEO strategy? Let us know what you think. On Monday, …

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Bing Maps Gets Tons Of New Bird’s Eye Imagery

Bing announced today that it has made some updates to Bing Maps, including the addition of its biggest batch of bird’s eye imagery to date. They’ve added about 270 terabytes of data, which they note is the equivalent of 100,000 DVDs worth. Bing has now published a total of 1,452,958 sq km, or half a petabyte worth of bird’s eye …

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Can Bing Put A Bigger Dent In Google Searches?

Bing has been struggling to make a significant dent in Google’s share of the search market since its launch, but Bing’s share has been slowly growing over that time. While Bing still has a very long way to go if it intends to catch Google, recent developments can only serve to help it on its way. Will Bing ever catch …

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Bing Talks New Siri Integration

As previously reported, Apple unveiled some new Siri features for iOS 7 today at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Among them is some new Bing integration, which will see Bing delivering web results when people search with Siri, and it doesn’t have a direct answer for the user. Bing Corporate Vice President Derrick Connell took to the Bing blog this afternoon …

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Siri Gets More Knowledge Graph-Like With Wikipedia, Bing

While demonstrating iOS 7 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced some new Siri features. Among them, integration of Bing web search results. Siri has a new interface, and even a new male voice. It now understands more types of commands, such as: “Play last voicemail” “Increase brightness” “What is John Appleseed saying?” “Tell me about surfing” “What are the …

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Bing Desktop Adds Facebook Notifications, Inline Search & More

Bing announced today that it’s rolling out some new features for Bing Desktop. These include inline search, new desktop apps, an updated news experience and Facebook notifications. “Bing is continuing to build on the useful and convenient experience used by over 10 million people worldwide,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews. Users can now search directly from a webpage, word document …

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Microsoft Talks Bing On Windows 8.1

As previously reported, Windows 8.1 is adding an updated Bing experience. Now, we have a better idea of what that entails, as Microsoft has just put out a blog post about them. With the new Bing experience on Windows, you’ll see rich images across your search results, and Bing will search across the web as well as your machine. “With …

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