All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MSN’

New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They provide users with content from publishers and Microsoft’s partners as well as personalized experiences to let users follow topics of …

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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 365, and Skype. The page also includes tools like shopping lists, a savings calculator, a symptom checker, a 3D body …

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Mitt Romney Ridiculed For Having Black Grandson

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry attracted outrage on MSNBC Sunday’s airing of “What’s So Funny About 2013?”  Harris-Perry and her guests poked fun at Mitt Romney’s black grandson pictured in a Christmas photo.  The photo features Romney and his extended family which includes baby Kieran, who was adopted by Romney’s Son Ben and his wife Andelynne. The panel of comedians and …

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Mozilla Launches Firefox With MSN

Mozilla announced the release of a new version of Firefox for MSN fans called, appropriately, Firefox with MSN. It’s described as a customized version of the browser for MSN users, which sets Bing as the default search engine in the search box and “Awesomebar,” and saves msnNOW in a Firefox App Tab. It also makes your default home page. …

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Fandango Takes Over MSN Movie Ticketing

Fandango, the online and mobile movie ticketing platform, announced today a new deal with MSN to become the official online and mobile ticketer for MSN Movies and MSN Entertainment. Fandango is already the official ticketer for Yahoo. “This strategic relationship with MSN delivers Fandango’s expansive ticketing capabilities and mobile innovations to millions of additional movie fans across the country,” said …

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Florence and the Machine, MSN Partner for Twitter Contest

Are you a fan of Florence Welch and her band Florence and the Machine? How about Vegas? If either of those things excite you, I’m here to inform you that @MSN just started a Twitter contest to give one lucky winner a trip that includes both. It’d a pretty simple Twitter promotion – all you have to do is follow …

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msnNow From Microsoft Highlights Bing, Facebook, Twitter Trends

Microsoft just launched a new MSN service called msnNOW, which the company says is designed to surface breaking trends from across the web, show what people are saying about the trends and why they matter. “msnNOW scours real-time sources, including Facebook, Twitter, Bing, and, so you can stay up on what everyone is talking about and join the conversation,” …

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Microsoft Releases MSN For iPad In The U.S.

Microsoft has released their MSN iPad app in America following the successful launch of the app in France, Germany, Britain, and Canada last month. The app provides access to MSN’s news, photos, and videos. Users can also access Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger. The app also includes a variety of sharing features. Users can email links to what they’re viewing, …

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MSN iPad App Launched

Microsoft has launched a new MSN app for the iPad. The company says it features the same content as found on its redesigned MSN UK site (unveiled in November). It’s split up into six main channels: News, Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Cars and Video. As far as search, it comes with Bing obviously. Given the popularity of the iPad and iPad …

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Golden Globes Info Can Be Found with Bing and MSN Features

Bing announced some special features for the Golden Globes, for those who are unable to watch the ceremony this evening. One feature is called Golden Globe Instant Answer, and is essentially what its name implies. 

You can search Bing for "Golden Globes" and get an instant answer at the top of the results, showing relevant content. Here you can see nominees, past winners, etc. 

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Bing Adds Enhanced Auto Search Results

Bing has added a new feature to its search results in enhanced auto results, which show information about automobiles right on the search results pages. The Bing Team writes:

Now you can search for your favorite car and Bing will assemble all of the important information (price, Fuel Economy, user rating, listings in your area) as well as quick links to additional information right within the search result.

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Zynga Reportedly Pulls Farmville From MSN

Zynga has apparently removed its massively popular game Farmville from Microsoft’s MSN Games, and nobody seems to know why. The timing of this is interesting as Google has reportedly been in investment talks with Zynga, while it has been acquiring other social game-related properties.

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Microsoft Launches Online Circular Ads for MSN Local

Microsoft Advertising has unveiled new localized deals through interactive online circulars (like those ads that fall out of your newspaper, the company notes) as part of MSN Local Edition.

The site is geo-targeted, so only location-relevant circulars will be shown to consumers.

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MSN Homepage Gets Bing Prominence Tweak

Update 2:  Microsoft has decided to give Bing a little bit more prominence on the recently redesigned MSN homepage. Probably not a bad idea, considering had nearly 90 million unique visitors in March, according to Compete. Bing had 52 million.

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MSN Launches Online Magazine For Women

Microsoft’s MSN has launched Glo, an online magazine aimed at women.

The new site is a joint partnership with BermanBraun and Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., which publishes Elle magazine and Woman’s Day.

Glo has the feel of a magazine and has navigation similar to MSN’s celebrity focused site Wonderwall, which BermanBraun also helped to develop.

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Yahoo And NBC Benefit From Winter Olympics

Yahoo Sports said today traffic to its site during the Winter Olympics has soared, beating out both and

According to comScore, Yahoo’s Winter Games coverage attracted 9.3 million unique visitors, more than NBC’s Olympics site (7.6 million unique visitors) and ESPN (8.4 million unique visitors). Yahoo Sports attracted over 17.5 million unique visitors over the week, more than double the visitors to its nearest competitors.

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