All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bing’

Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features

Bing announced on Friday that it is rolling out a feature that lets you search for specific Twitter profiles or hashtags. If you just do a hashtag search, it will give you results for recent tweets for it like so: If you start your search with an “@,” it will recognize that you’re looking for a Twitter handle: It will …

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Bing: It’s Taking Us Some Time To Build A ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool

Most of the whole “right to be forgotten” storyline has been focused on Google as it has always been at the center of the story, but don’t forget, the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union applies to other search engines as well. Microsoft has put out a statement on the matter, buried in its help …

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Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Bing’s Webmaster Forums as they have apparently not grown in a meaningful way. As of the end of this month or early next month, the Bing Webmaster Community Forum will be no more. Senior product manager Duane Forrester wrote on the Bing webmaster blog, “Over the last few years, we’ve had our Webmaster …

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Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’

Microsoft announced on Friday that some lower cost Windows devices will come with a new edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Microsoft hardware partners, the company says, will be announcing new Windows devices over the next couple of weeks. With the Windows 8.1 update, it says, it has enabled partners to build lower cost devices with only 1GB …

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Bing Ads Report Suite Gets New Geo Location Report

The Bing Ads Report suite and API now features a new geographical location report. This had apparently been an highly requested feature. “In response to your feedback, we’ve redesigned how location information is displayed in the report to show you exactly which targeting method was used to serve your ad,” says Microsoft’s Fady Khoury in a blog post. “We’ve also …

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Bing Now Shows Predictions For The Voice, American Idol & Dancing With The Stars

Microsoft announced announced that it is adding predictions to Bing search results pages for some queries. These are based on data from searches that have taken place and social input from Facebook and Twitter. Bing will show such predictions for shows like The Voice, American Idol, and Dancing With the Stars. “One of the most interesting aspects of search engines …

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Yahoo Appears To Be Testing Its Own Version Of Knowledge Graph

Yahoo appears to be testing a new type of search results that resemble Google’s Knowledge Graph and Bing’s version of that. The test was spotted by All Google Testing (via Search Engine Land), which shared this look: Here’s what it looks like for a search for “Apple,” followed by Google’s and Bing’s results for the same query for comparison: As …

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Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

In 2011, Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo, the big three search engines (Yandex later joined), teamed up to launch Schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on webpages. This week, the companies announced the introduction of vocabulary to let sites describe actions they enable and how said actions can be invoked. “When we …

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Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is launching personalized cards on the Bing Homepage, which will let users keep track of news, weather, flights, stocks, and eventually more. Kind of like an early version of Google Now on the desktop, only Bing. The personalization utilizes technology that the company uses in its Cortana offering for Windows Phone 8.1. Users can …

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Bing Launches ‘Knowledge Widget’ For Webmasters, App Linking

Microsoft has launched the Bing Knowledge Widget for webmasters and publishers. It detects and visualizes entities on your webpage, and displays rich info about the entity, providing site visitors with info about the said entities on the page. If they hover over the objects you’ve selected in the back-end, they will see the widget’s display on the right-hand side of …

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Bing Introduces Image Match To Sift Through Image Sizes

Bing wants you to imagine a scenario. You’re sitting at home searching for images of Mt. Everest because you have nothing better to do with your life. Against all odds, you find that your life is slowly improving as you see more images of this majestic mountain. Suddenly, you find the perfect image and you want to make it your …

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Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search Today

Are you finding your Xbox One search experience a bit underwhelming? Sure, you can use Bing to search through your console’s online marketplace, but the same can’t be said for the Web. Well, that’s all changing this week. In the latest Xbox One system update, Bing Web Search was added to the console. In other words, you can now search …

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