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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, …

Microsofties Say It Would Be Hard For Yahoo To End The ‘Search Alliance’ [Report] Microsofties Say It Would Be Hard For Yahoo To End The ‘Search Alliance’ [Report]
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One thing seems clear. Yahoo is working on a turnaround in search. What is less clear is how big a role Microsoft will play in that. Last month, when Yahoo released its earnings report for Q4 and the full year …

Bing Gives ‘Friends’ Photos’ Facebook Feature A Makeover Bing Gives ‘Friends’ Photos’ Facebook Feature A Makeover

Bing announced that it has made some adjustments to the Friends’ Photos social search feature it launched last year. Updates include a new look and interface and a new “slideshow mode”. “You may be familiar with the modern user interface …

Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic] Bing’s Real-Time Reactions To The State Of The Union Address [Infographic]
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Bing launched a new Politics site with “Bing Pulse” ahead of the State of the Union address, and is now sharing some insights from the endeavor. “Last night, millions of Americans tuned into President Obama‚Äôs State of the Union address …

Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries
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According to a report from Search Engine Watch, citing numbers from comScore, Yandex is now bigger than Bing in terms of worldwide monthly search queries. Search Engine Watch’s Michael Bonfils says Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries while Yandex processed …

Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously. Bill Gates Wants You to Bing It On. Seriously.
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Bill Gates has just finished up his first-ever reddit AMA, answering users’ questions for just under one hour. Among the topics of discussion included Microsoft, coding, his wealth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, vaccines, and yes, Bing. Replying to …

Faith Hill, Carly Rae Jepsen Top Grammy Searches [Bing] Faith Hill, Carly Rae Jepsen Top Grammy Searches [Bing]

Carly Rae Jespen may not have won a Grammy for her YouTube smash Call Me Maybe, but she was still one of the most searched for artists for Grammy-related searches, according to Bing. The search engine has released its lists …

Bing Partners With FOX News On ‘Non-Partisan’ Politics Site Bing Partners With FOX News On ‘Non-Partisan’ Politics Site
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Bing announced today that it has partnered with FOX News Channel and Foxnews.com to launch Bing Pulse, enabling users to give real-time feedback to President Obama’s State Of The Union address. This is part of a new political destination site …

Bing Does Another, Slightly Different Blind Search Test Bing Does Another, Slightly Different Blind Search Test
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As you may have read, Microsoft is attacking Google again. This time, they’ve extended the “Scroogled” campaign to call out Google over ad targeting in Gmail, based on a feature that Google has openly implemented since Gmail came out. But …

Microsoft Uses “Scroogled” Ads To Attack Decade-Old Gmail Feature Microsoft Uses “Scroogled” Ads To Attack Decade-Old Gmail Feature
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Microsoft is at it again with a new “Scroogled” campaign (you know, the ads where Microsoft attacks Google for things). The whole thing is a promotion for Microsoft’s Outlook.com. The basic premise is that Google serves you ads in Gmail …

Bing Launches Video Results In Windows 8 App Bing Launches Video Results In Windows 8 App

Bing announced today that it has released an update to its Windows 8 app that includes touch-friendly video results, in addition to web and image results. The update is available in 12 countries. The video results, of course, feature infinite …

Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive] Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive]
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As previously reported, Microsoft has some new ad products for the Yahoo Bing Network on the way this year. Notably, we should be seeing Bing product listing ads (similar to Google’s) before the year’s over. Microsoft Search Network GM, David …

Bing About To Get Google-Like Product Listing Ads [Exclusive] Bing About To Get Google-Like Product Listing Ads [Exclusive]
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We spoke with David Pann, GM of Microsoft’s Search Network, and he tells us that we can expect Bing’s version of product listing ads sometime this year. This may raise a few eyebrows, considering Bing’s heavy campaigning against Google’s PLA-based …

Bing Ads Get Inline Editorial Appeals, Updated Keyword Research Tool Bing Ads Get Inline Editorial Appeals, Updated Keyword Research Tool

Microsoft announced a couple of updates to Bing Ads, including inline editorial appeals, and an improved keyword research tool. The former provides two new views in the Bing Ads Editor where advertisers can appeal all of the rejected items in …

Bing Wants You To Let It Know What Pages “Best Represent You” (And Your Friends) Bing Wants You To Let It Know What Pages “Best Represent You” (And Your Friends)

Bing recently launched Bing Tags, promising to help you “get noticed,” and “show up better on Bing”. The feature lets Bing users tag themselves and their friends in pages around the web, and see what pages their Facebook friends have …

Here’s A “Deep Review” Of Bing Webmaster Tools Here’s A “Deep Review” Of Bing Webmaster Tools
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Bing has released a webinar video featuring a “deep review” of Bing Webmaster Tools, so if you haven’t gotten familiar with it, this is probably a good place to start. It’s an hour long, and chock-full of info. Video: Bing …

Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches Bing Adds Five Times More Facebook Content To Your Searches
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Bing has launched some additions to its sidebar today, adding more content from Facebook to the already social-heavy Bing experience launched last year. “Beginning today, each person will see an average of five times more Facebook content from their friends …

Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US) Adobe: Google PLA Spend Nearly The Size Of Yahoo-Bing Spend (US)

Kenshoo recently released some research about Google’s Product Listing Ads (PLAs), the ads that power Google Shopping. The report indicated that PLAs are more effective than text ads, with higher return on ad spend, clickthrough rates, and conversion rates and …

Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright Bing Starts Funding Matchmaking Startup LikeBright
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Bing announced today that it has added LikeBright to the Bing Fund, its “angel investor with an incubator”. Bing Fund launched in July, and then unveiled its first startups the following month. These were Buddy and Pinion. LikeBright is the …

Facebook Graph Search Retains Bing as Important Partner Facebook Graph Search Retains Bing as Important Partner

Today, at an event at their Menlo Park HQ, Facebook unveiled ‘what they’ve been working on”: Graph Search. Graph Search is Facebook’s attempt to improve the site’s search function by giving it a massive makeover. With Graph Search, Facebook says …

Bing Tests Weird Competitor Links Under Google Search Result Bing Tests Weird Competitor Links Under Google Search Result
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Well, this is interesting. Bing ran a test, placing links to Facebook, Craigslist and eBay underneath its result for google.com when the user searched “google”. Matt McGee at Search Engine Land noticed what he thought was a bug, until he …