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Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps

Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps

By Chris Crum December 19, 2014

Bing announced some updates to its apps for iPhone and iPad in time for the holidays, when many will no doubt be unwrapping these devices. The iPhone app has a redesigned home screen with the larger size of the newer …

Bing Adds Quick Answers For Local Info Bing Adds Quick Answers For Local Info

Microsoft announced that Bing will now display quick answers to queries related to local information. These come in the form of “facts” at the top of the search page, which provide things like phone numbers for restaurants, hours of local …

Microsoft Launches Cortana In More Countries Microsoft Launches Cortana In More Countries

Microsoft announced today that it is launching Cortana (its Siri competitor) in four new countries in Europe: France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. “When we introduced Cortana as a beta as part of Windows Phone 8.1 in the U.S. this past …

Microsoft Enables Video Calling Between Lync, Skype Microsoft Enables Video Calling Between Lync, Skype

Microsoft announced today that it has now enabled video calling between Lync and Skype. “As you may remember, in 2013, Microsoft enabled Lync users to contact people on Skype using Instant messaging, presence, and audio calling between Lync 2013 and …

Xbox One: Is It Time To Get One?

The Xbox One is a little over a year old this month. In that year, Microsoft’s next-gen console has gone through more changes than most consoles do in their lifetime. Does that mean the console is now worth owning? Like …

Bing Ads Campaign Planner Gets An Update Bing Ads Campaign Planner Gets An Update

Microsoft announced the launch of a new version of its Campaign Planner tool for the holidays. The tool, which was first released in September, has new features for vertical and product trends, keyword research and competitive insights. “Campaign Planner’s search …

Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY

Yahoo Search has been making headlines lately thanks to a five-year partnership with Mozilla, which sees the search engine become the default in the Firefox browser. The version that implements this just came out this week. When Yahoo released its …

Microsoft Acquires Email App Provider Acompli Microsoft Acquires Email App Provider Acompli

Microsoft just announced it has acquired mobile email app provider Acompli, which currently has apps for both Android and iOS. Microsoft says the move is part of its effort to “help people accomplish more with their mobile devices,” an effort …

Bing Reveals Top Searches Of 2014 Bing Reveals Top Searches Of 2014

Bing has released its top searches of 2014. “Each year, billions of searches on Bing.com reveal the people, moments and events that captivate people’s attention,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email. “From celebrities, to sports controversies, to top …

Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership, which would see Dropbox integrations with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. Dropbox announced on Tuesday that the integrations are now here. Users can access Dropbox from Office apps, …

Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox? Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox?

Google may be in danger of losing a major deal for its search engine, which could result in a reduction in market share. Google has already lost out to Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla’s Firefox browser in …

Microsoft Sues IRS Over FOIA Request Microsoft Sues IRS Over FOIA Request

Microsoft has sued the IRS in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. The company wants information related to an IRS investigation into its tax records as it conducts an audit. The audit focuses on a fee charged between …

Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via …

Bing Launches Homepage Improvements Bing Launches Homepage Improvements

Microsoft announced that it will now feature high-definition images on its home page, as well as new image captions, customization features and quick access to Office Online. The daily homepage image will be wide-screen and HD (1920×1080 pixels). “We get …

Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not …

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples …

Tech Companies Write Open Letter To Senate Tech Companies Write Open Letter To Senate

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an …