Quantcast

Microsoft Articles

Bing Ads Lets You Share Negative Keyword Lists Among Campaigns Bing Ads Lets You Share Negative Keyword Lists Among Campaigns

Microsoft announced that you can now share negative keyword lists between campaigns in Bing Ads. You can do this with the Bing Ads Editor, the web interface, or the API. “Gone are the days of manually copying negative keywords between …

Bing Gives Image Search A Makeover Bing Gives Image Search A Makeover

Microsoft announced that it’s rolling out a new user experience for Bing Image Search, which adapts based on query, resolution, and interaction. Here’s what it looks like: Image results will now expand to the full width of the screen, and …

Bing Ads Get New Dynamic Sitelinks Feature Bing Ads Get New Dynamic Sitelinks Feature

Microsoft announced a new Dynamic Sitelinks feature for Bing Ads, which it says can help improve relevance and click-through rates for SMB advertisers. Once again, Bing is following Google’s lead on ads, as the search giant launched a similar feature …

Microsoft Initiates Another Round Of Layoffs Microsoft Initiates Another Round Of Layoffs

Microsoft announced a couple months ago that it would reduce its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, and that of those, 12,500 would be related to its acquisition of Nokia assets. The …

Xbox 360 Bundles Released For $249 Through Walmart

Even though it has released the Xbox One, Microsoft is not letting the Xbox 360 fade into oblivion this holiday season. Three new Xbox 360 bundles have been announced via the official Xbox blog, Major Nelson. First is an Xbox …

Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how …

Minecraft Downloads to Continue on PC, PlayStation

Yesterday Microsoft officially announced that it is acquiring Mojang, the development studio behind the game Minecraft. Microsoft will reportedly pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish game studio. Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson also announced that he will be leaving Mojang …

Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement …

NFL Announcers Keep Calling Microsoft’s Product-Placed Surface Tablets ‘iPads’ NFL Announcers Keep Calling Microsoft’s Product-Placed Surface Tablets ‘iPads’

Oftentimes, a brand can become so ubiquitous that people stop thinking of it as a brand of a specific product, and instead begin to associate the brand as inherent to said specific product. You probably do it all the time …

Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul

Microsoft announced a new rebuilding of MSN, which is geared toward a “mobile-first” and “cloud-first” experience. The top of the page includes quick access to what Microsoft is calling the “Services Stripe,” which includes email, OneDrive, OneNote, Facebook, Twitter, Office …

Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone

Skype announced a new update for its iPhone app, which enables users to host group audio calls from the device. There’s a new call button in the app in the bottom navigation bar, which can be used for existing and …

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following …

Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates

Microsoft announced some updates to its mobile apps, adding different features to each one. The Android app (pictured) now lets users access and manage both personal and work files, which should prove quite helpful. “This is the first example of …

Microsoft Said To Set Press Event Date For Windows 9 Microsoft Said To Set Press Event Date For Windows 9

Microsoft is said to be planning to introduce the world to Windows 9 as soon as next month. According to a report from The Verge, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, a press event is planned for September 30th, …

Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter

Microsoft announced a new feature for pubCenter, its advertising hub for app developers on Windows and Windows Phone. It now offers custom reports, with improved analytics. Earlier this year, the company announced a complete overhaul to pubCenter, and they’re continuing …

Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer announced that he is stepping down as a member of Microsoft’s Board of Directors. He resigned as CEO six months ago, handing the reins over to Satya Nadella, who has already laid out the company’s strategy going forward …

Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat

Snapchat is so hot right now. The kids these days, well, they’re pretty obsessed with the ephemeral messaging app. Among Millennials, it’s currently the third most-popular social app, behind only Facebook and Instagram. The company is serving well over 700 …

New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads

Microsoft announced the launch of a new Top Movers report for Bing Ads to let advertisers figure out account clicks and spend variations, and find which campaigns or ad groups see the biggest changes. It can also help them understand …

Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search

Microsoft’s search engine is once again following Google’s lead, adding new conversational search capabilities. You may recall, Google announced its version over a year ago, and has slowly made improvements to it in the meantime. In May, for example, the …

Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now the proud new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA released the following statement: The transaction in which Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers closed today following the entry of an …

Bill Gates and Family Doing it Up Right Vacationing on a $330 Million Yacht

Just because he can, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his family are currently vacationing in Sardinia on a rented 450-foot, $330 million yacht. The Serene is the third most expensive yacht in the world and will cost the computer entrepreneur …