All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft’

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 manner: Bing Image Widget enhances your web site with the power of Bing Image Search and provides your users with …

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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 how we’re creating a single, unified OneDrive experience that holistically addresses what people, businesses, and IT managers need,” says Microsoft’s …

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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, though that’s apparently subject to change. Either way, it sounds like we’ll be getting a look pretty soon. The report …

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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 to make improvements. In a blog post, Microsoft’s Tyler Young explains how to use the new reports: Go to the …

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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 and announced the layoffs of 18,000 people. Last week, Ballmer officially became the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, buying …

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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 million messages a day, and whether you think it’s ridiculous or not, has just been valuated at $10 billion dollars. …

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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 the causes. “A ‘top movers’ list is up to 10 campaigns and/or ad groups that have experienced the largest performance …

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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 “Ok, Google” feature became available for all Chrome users in the U.S. Yan Ke, Principal Development Lead for the Bing …

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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 order by a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell …

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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 a mere $5 million a week to cruise his way around the beautiful Italian waterways. Gates, whose estimated worth is …

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Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the illegal images, which officials subsequently found in the man’s OneDrive account. This …

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The New Bing Ads Web Interface Has Launched

Last week, Microsoft announced its new redesign of the Bing Ads web interface. It’s now launched, and will roll out to advertisers over the next few weeks. With the new version, Microsoft touts easier access to frequently used tools and links, shard libraries (lists of entities you can reuse across campaigns), multi-metric trend charts, better proposals in the Opportunities tab, …

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