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Twitter Gets A New Experience On Windows 10

Twitter Gets A New Experience On Windows 10

Microsoft unleashed Windows 10 on Tuesday, and Twitter is using the opportunity to launch a new experience for the operating system. You can see what it looks like above. It includes Twitter Live Tiles; multiple photo tweets (you can upload up to four photos per tweet); animated GIFs’ Vine playback; previews for tweets with photos, vine videos, and other content …

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Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Help Your Holiday Bing Ad Campaigns

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Will Help Your Holiday Bing Ad Campaigns

As you may know, Microsoft launched Windows 10 this week. It has Bing built into it, and the company expects a billion to be on Windows 10 by 2018. It also expects to see Bing query volume gains from 10 to 15 percent as early as September. It expects this to grow both from new users who have upgraded to …

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Microsoft’s Flagship Fifth Avenue Store to Open This Fall

Microsoft’s Flagship Fifth Avenue Store to Open This Fall

Though Microsoft opened its first retail store in 2009, the company has never had a true flagship location. Last year, the company announced that it had singed a lease at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City. That’s about five blocks away from Apple’s flagship NYC store, by the way. Now, that store will apparently open in the fall. The …

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Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Microsoft has joined Google in taking a stand against revenge porn. The company has announced that upon request, it will pull search results from Bing that direct users to sexually explicit content shared without the subject’s consent. It’ll also remove content from OneDrive and Xbox Live. “Much needs to be done to address the problem. As a first step, we …

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Microsoft Launches New Business Messaging App Send

Microsoft Launches New Business Messaging App Send

Microsoft just launched a new iPhone app for people to send messages to their co-workers. It’s called send, and the company says it’s designed for “in-and-out email.” The app is for people with Office 365 business and school email accounts for now, but Microsoft says it will expand support in the coming months. “While tools like text messaging and IM …

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Microsoft Earnings Better Than Expected As Nokia, Restructuring Impact Numbers

Microsoft Earnings Better Than Expected As Nokia, Restructuring Impact Numbers

Microsoft just released its quarterly earnings report with revenue at $22.2 billion. Wall Street estimates were more like $22.04 billion. The company exceeded expectations on earnings per share at $0.62 cents (compared to the expected $0.58). Microsoft’s report was substantially impacted by irregular circumstances including a $7.5 billion charge related to the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) …

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Bing Launches Native Ads On MSN For Search Marketers

Bing Launches Native Ads On MSN For Search Marketers

Microsoft announced the beta launch of Bing Native Ads, which let advertisers target intent outside of search. According to the company, the strongest intent signals on the web are users’ interests expressed by prior search queries, signals from the content of the experience in which they’re at at any given point, and user actions like looking for products or taking …

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Bing Shopping Campaigns Now Available To All In The U.S.

Bing Shopping Campaigns Now Available To All In The U.S.

Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced Bing Shopping Campaigns in beta aimed at making it easier for businesses to advertise products from their Bing Merchant Center stores. On Tuesday, the company announced that they’re now available to all U.S. customers. In fact, they’ll soon be the default campaign type for running product ads on Bing. They’ll sunset the traditional way of …

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Mac Users Get Microsoft Office 2016

Mac Users Get Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft just released Office 2016 for Mac in 139 countries and 16 languages. It includes major updates across the entire suite of apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote). The company says this was its biggest Office for Mac beta ever thanks to customer participation, and that it collected over 100,000 pieces of feedback, which led to the releases of …

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Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft has announced that it will cut up to 7,800 jobs, mostly in the company’s phone hardware business. The company is also writing off $7.6 billion related to its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business despite only spending $7.2 billion to acquire it last year. “I am committed to our first-party devices including phones. However, we need to focus our phone …

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Bing Ads Gets Better Demographic Targeting

Bing Ads Gets Better Demographic Targeting

Microsoft announced new global increased age and gender coverage for improved demographic targeting in Bing Ads. It utilizes data from users’ search and display behavior. According to the company, the coverage of targetable users has actually more than double as a result of its new efforts. This means an opportunity for more click-throughs and conversions for targetable users and potentially …

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Bing Ads Home Page Gains Highly Requested Features

Bing Ads Home Page Gains Highly Requested Features

Microsoft had added customized modules and period-over-period comparison features to the Bing Ads homepage. According to the company, these have been the two most requested features since a recent Bing Ads revamp. The new features are designed to make it easier to do more in less time when it comes to monitoring accounts and finding ways to improve performance. “You …

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