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Windows 8.1 Comes With Bing Upgrade Windows 8.1 Comes With Bing Upgrade

Update: Bing now has an official post about the new features. Windows 8 is about to get a big dose of Bing, according to reports. We’ve already seen the return of the Start button in a leaked screenshot of Windows …

Bing Launches News Carousel Feature For Bing News Bing Launches News Carousel Feature For Bing News

Bing announced the launch of a new feature in Bing News called the News Carousel. When a user searches for a person of note (i.e. a celebrity or politician), they will see a visual carousel with current topics related to …

Bing To Add Klingon Language To Translator To Market ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Bing To Add Klingon Language To Translator To Market ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Update: Bing has now made the official announcement. Bing is reportedly adding the Klingon language to Bing Translator as part of a marketing deal between Microsoft and Paramount, as the studio prepares to release Star Trek Into Darkness. While we’ve …

Bing Autosuggest Adds More People Info Bing Autosuggest Adds More People Info

Bing announced the addition of some more information about people in its autosuggest feature. Now, when you search for celebrities, politicians, athletes, or people with LinkedIn profiles, Bing will provide info about that person in the drop-down with the search …

Bing Gets More Tightly Integrated With Facebook Bing Gets More Tightly Integrated With Facebook
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Bing has added a bit more Facebook integration to its social search features. Now, you can comment on and like Facebook content right from Bing. “Bing already lets you view Facebook updates and comments from your friends in sidebar, but …

Microsoft Extends Revenue Guarantee To Yahoo In ‘Search Alliance’ Microsoft Extends Revenue Guarantee To Yahoo In ‘Search Alliance’

In a recent financial filing, Yahoo cited that Microsoft extended its revenue guarantee in the two companies’ ongoing “search alliance”. This is a guarantee that Microsoft has so far failed to live up to, but continues to extend, presumably, to …

Bing Heads To Google, Kansas Bing Heads To Google, Kansas

Bing is at it again with another “Bing it On” challenge. Actually, it’s pretty much the same challenge, but they’re challenging people again. Bing says in a blog post, “With the newest version of the Challenge site, in addition to …

Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Geo-Targeting, New Malware Tool Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Geo-Targeting, New Malware Tool
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Microsoft has launched two new features for Bing Webmaster Tools: a new malware tool and geo-targeting. If Bing detects that a site is serving malware (either willingly or unwillingly) it will send a notification to the webmaster in Bing Webmaster …

Is This The New Bing Logo? Is This The New Bing Logo?

Microsoft recently presented at a design conference in Norway,and provided a glimpse at some potential new logos for some of its big brands, including: Bing, Skype, Yammer and Xbox. The Verge shares two videos from the conference, indicating that the …

Bing Rebrands Bing Business Portal As Bing Places For Business Bing Rebrands Bing Business Portal As Bing Places For Business
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Bing announced the launch of Bing Places For Business today. Essentially this is just a rebranding of Bing Business Portal at a new destination: bing.com/places. Bing senior product manager Ginny Sandhu says, “We know time is in short supply when …

Bing Takes Another Swing At The Deals Space Bing Takes Another Swing At The Deals Space

Bing announced Bing Offers today. This is a searchable collection of local deals on the web, aggregated from a “broad” set of partners. Sound familiar? That’s probably because they launched Bing Deals two years ago, another deals aggregator. Apparently that …

FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does FairSearch Doesn’t Like The Way Google Does Thing Bing Does
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As previously reported, the EU has finally released documents clearly stating its concerns with Google’s competitive practices and listing, for the first time, Google’s actual proposals for settlement. Ahead of the release, the FairSearch Coalition (a group of Google competitors …

Bing Truncates SERPs More Aggressively (Until Users Hit The Back Button) Bing Truncates SERPs More Aggressively (Until Users Hit The Back Button)

After some experimenting and monitoring user behavior, Bing has made some changes to the way its shows search results. Bing R&D Partner Architect Dr. Ronny Kohavi discussed Bing’s testing and findings in a blog post. Much of the findings seem …

Bing Suggests You Search for ‘Sex Games for Kids’ and a Bunch of Other Questionable Queries Bing Suggests You Search for ‘Sex Games for Kids’ and a Bunch of Other Questionable Queries

Updated with comment from Microsoft below. Like Google, Yahoo, and most other search engines, Bing offers to autocomplete queries in their search box. While Google calls this feature “autocomplete,” Bing calls it “search suggestions.” Well, it looks like Bing is …

Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out updates across its six Bing apps for Windows 8 (News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps Travel). The updates focus on personalization. Users can now customize the Bing News app to keep track of specific …

Bing Adds Pinterest Pinning To Image Search Bing Adds Pinterest Pinning To Image Search
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Microsoft announced today that it has added a new Pinterest pinning feature to Bing Image Search. The self-explanatory feature lets users pin images directly from the search results page. You don’t have to install the “Pin It” bookmarklet on your …

Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android Microsoft Is Scroogling Again, And This Time It’s About Android
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That didn’t take long. Just when we thought Microsoft was wrapping up the whole “Scroogled” thing, they’re back with a big new campaign, this time taking on Android. Scroogled, as you may or may not know, started as a holiday …

Bing Zings Google With ‘Bing Basic’ [Zing] Bing Zings Google With ‘Bing Basic’ [Zing]
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The SEO tags aren’t the only April Fools’ joke from Bing this year. You didn’t think they’d get through the day without taking a shot at Google, did you? They introduced Bing Basic. There’s no mention of Google in the …

Bing’s New SEO Tags Let You Tell Them Exactly Where You Should Rank (April Fools’) Bing’s New SEO Tags Let You Tell Them Exactly Where You Should Rank (April Fools’)
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Attention SEOs: Bing is finally rewarding you for all your hard work. Starting today, new Bing SEO tags let you tell Bing exactly where your page should rank. Easy as that. The new SEO tags cut out the middleman and …

Klout Score Now Takes Into Account Instagram Data Klout Score Now Takes Into Account Instagram Data

Klout has just announced that its adding another element into your influence score: Instagram. “Instagram generates some of social media‚Äôs most beautiful and engaging content, and is one of the most highly-requested networks by Klout users. Starting this week, all …

Bing Adds Time Period Sorting To Search Results Bing Adds Time Period Sorting To Search Results

Bing has added a new way for users to sort their search results by time period. You can sort by “Past 24 hours” to see the top links that have surfaced during the last day, for example. You can also …