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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 …

Bing Expands Its Knowledge Graph-Like ‘Snapshots’ Bing Expands Its Knowledge Graph-Like ‘Snapshots’

Last year, Bing launched its “Snapshots” feature, which shows direct answers for searches on the results page. The feature was updated in December for people and places, and it looks a great deal like Google’s Knowledge Graph. Today, Bing announced …

Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results Bing Tests Authorship-Looking Images In Search Results

It appears that Bing is experimenting with showing pictures of people in search results similar to how Google does with its authorship feature, but for when results are about a person, rather than written by them. Danny Sullivan at Search …

Bing Desktop Updated With More Customization Options Bing Desktop Updated With More Customization Options

If you are a regular Bing user, chances are you use the Bing Desktop. At first, the application only brought a simplified version of the Bing search bar to desktops. After an update late last year that added a number …

Microsoft’s ‘Scroogled’ Campaign Is On The Way Out [UPDATED] Microsoft’s ‘Scroogled’ Campaign Is On The Way Out [UPDATED]
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Bing’s “Scroogled” campaign, the one that not-so-subtly claims that you’re getting screwed by Google on a everyday basis (Bing says that it’s not Screw-gled, but Scrooge-led, like Ebenezer). is on the way out. According to KQED, the TV, newspaper, and …

Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster

Bing announced today that it has added another company – Sonar – to its Bing Fund roster. Bing Fund was launched last year as an “angel investor with an incubator”. In August, Bing unveiled its initial startups. Now, after remaining …

Is Gmail Privacy As Bad As Microsoft Says It Is? Is Gmail Privacy As Bad As Microsoft Says It Is?
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Last week, Microsoft launched a new “Scroogled” campaign. In case you don’t recall, the company launched a campaign under that name during the holiday season, calling out Google Shopping for its paid Google Shopping model (a move that has been …

Bing Launches Sitemap Plugin (Beta) Bing Launches Sitemap Plugin (Beta)

Bing announced the launch of a public beta program for the Bing Sitemap Plugin, an open source server-side offering, which generates XML Sitemaps (compliant with sitemaps.org) for sites running on IIS and Apache. The plugin can generate both comprehensive sitemaps …

Bing Adds Some ‘Ghosting’ To Autosuggest Bing Adds Some ‘Ghosting’ To Autosuggest

Bing announced that it has made a change to its Autosuggest feature, which it says makes the search experience faster by completing your query when they’re “confident” they “really know” what you’re looking for. Bing refers to its latest development …

Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A
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Butler Business Accelerator has released findings from a new study of mobile search engines and question and answer platforms. The study says ChaCha answered questions better than ten other mobile search engines and Q&A platforms including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Siri, …