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As mobile search traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace, Bing's algorithm gets a much needed feature to help users find relevant results that are also optimized for display on their mobile device.
If you are planning to buy a new Surface 3, this week is a good time as the company is offering 2000 Bing Rewards points with your purchase, but don't wait too long - the offer ends on May 4th.
Google remains the largest search provider by a long way, but Bing is continuing to grow - and the latest figures reveal that Microsoft's search engine now accounts for 20.1% of US desktop searches.
The Bing team has refined its image search interface to make it easier for users to find photos with specific qualities through touch input instead of typing.
After weeks of speculation hinting that Yahoo might soon end its search partnership with Microsoft, the two companies have finally renewed their agreement, albeit with a few changes.
Bing's Image Search now features a subtle redesign that offers quite a few improvements, showing Microsoft's continued commitment to bringing relevant and high quality search results to its users.
From British mobile mayhem and Galaxy pre-orders, to the state of Windows apps, strange bedfellows, Halo revelations and free flights with a low-end Lumia, it's our review of the week's top tech news.
Although the partnership hasn't been officially dissolved, Yahoo and Microsoft have opted to extend the deadline of their search engine partnership allowing more time for negotiation.
Try searching for Bing or Microsoft ads on Google, and Google Adwords will not-so-helpfully display a seemingly legitimate but very sophisticated phishing site. Browser beware.
Microsoft is currently working on a new maps app for Bing and if you want to test it out, it appears that you will not have to wait too long as a landing page is already available.
A few months ago, we posted that Microsoft was going to launch a new product called Distill and today, the company has opened up the platform for consumers to use but you need an invite.
We often here from our readers that Bing, outside the US, is not a great experience. If you fall into this group and want to help improve the engine, Microsoft has a new uservoice site for you.
Microsoft released their predictions for the 2015 Academy Awards using the power of Cortana and Bing and nearly all of those have been correct with better success in top categories.
Improving upon its search engine, Bing now makes catering, comparing hotels and making reservations extremely easy for users. The service is quite efficient and works well in supported regions.
Microsoft's special deal for users of Bing Rewards is now available globally. All you need to do to receive 100 GB of free OneDrive storage is sign into your Microsoft account and click a link.
Microsoft has been on a bit of a roll lately with its prediction service at Bing, and now it is taking the bold step of naming the award winners before the ceremony even takes place.
A report claims that Microsoft's Windows with Bing program, designed to give OEMs zero-cost Windows licenses, may soon be limited to devices with screens under fourteen inches.
If you want extra space for your OneDrive account, Microsoft is giving away 100GB for free for two years if you sign up to receive promotional emails from the company.
Microsoft has announced today that they are open sourcing parts of Bing which builds on a string of recent open source initiates from the company during the past few months.
With 2 Gb RAM and the latest quad-core Atom chipset, we'll soon review it to see if it meets the mark. But for now, check out our first impressions and unboxing of the PiPO X7 Windows 8.1 mini-PC!
Microsoft Garage has released a new lock screen app named Picturesque. The app capitalizes on Bing's daily images, and features quick access to the camera, settings, calls, and messages.
When FireFox announced that the browser would be switching to Yahoo! for its default search, questions quickly were raised about what this means for Google and now we are starting to see the impact.
After last year's emotional debut, Microsoft will return with another 60-second commercial for this year's Super Bowl; Xbox, Surface and Bing will also be present as sponsors of the show.
After experimenting for a long time, Twitter has finally decided to fully adopt Microsoft's Bing translation engine and allow users to translate tweets that are in different languages.
The folks behind the Bing engine are working on a new feature for the platform that will bring human answers into the engine and the feature could be making its public debut soon.
A "bad code update" was responsible for the outage that took out Bing earlier today. Microsoft engineers attempted to roll back the update, but the process failed causing a 30-minute outage.
Many of Microsoft's services were knocked offline today, including MSN, Bing, Outlook.com, and Hotmail but other services like OneDrive, appear to be functioning as expected.
Microsoft has pushed a pretty significant update to its Windows Phone application, known as Translator, to include multiple new spoken languages to which the app can translate for you.
Microsoft has taken its Bing search engine and slowly turned it into a feature in many of its products which justifies why the company continues to support the platform.
Bing has updated its search engine to add a new feature: AMBER alerts. These alerts are triggered when a child goes missing in order to give the public information to help with the child's return.
Bing was pretty good at making predictions in 2014 with Cortana correctly predicting almost all the results of the football World Cup and more. What's in store for 2015? The Bing team explores.
In its recent Graph Search update the social networking giant has quietly dropped web results, which until now were powered by Microsoft's Bing search engine and had been for the last two years.
The recently rebranded MSN apps are now available for iOS and Android devices. They offer news, guides, videos and lifestyle info as well as cross platform synchronization, all for free.
The team behind the Bing search engine is giving some new insights about how it ranks content which will help webmasters and SEO gurus better optimize campaigns for better search result placement.
Microsoft has announced a new feature for Office Online that makes researching a topic more efficient as it uses machine learning to help you get your work done more easily and quickly.
From festive deals and low-cost devices to Windows Phone developments, Lollipop updates, Firefox for iOS, Street Fighter V, and Xbox outages, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft has updated Sway, the company's latest addition to the Office suite of productivity apps, with Bing image search integration but the product is still in a preview state.
Everyday Microsoft puts up a new image on the Bing homepage and if you want to take a look at previous images to add them to your collection, there is now a 'gallery' view that makes this possible.
Microsoft's new Bing Trends 2014 site reveals some of the year's top web searches in various categories, with popular searches from several parts of the world, including the US, UK, India and Japan.
Google's deal with Apple to be the default search provider on iOS devices expires in 2015 and it is being reported that both Yahoo! and Microsoft are courting Apple for this position.
Where would we be without Bing, or specifically, any search engine? Search engines help us with everything and now the Bing team wants to help you get your act together for Thanksgiving.
The Bing homepage has added the option of high-definition backgrounds/wallpaper downloads, better captions, a carousel style news feed and easy access to Office Online applications.
Microsoft has had a rough time this week when it comes to outages with Azure, the Windows Store and even Bing being knocked offline which is an alarming trend the company can't afford to continue.
Mozilla has announced a significant shift in their browser strategy that has seen them team up with Google for searching but that comes to an end as Yahoo! will now be the default engine.
Conversations are taking place inside of Microsoft are discussing open sourcing parts of its Bing search engine but SEO wizards need to relax as this won't help them out.
Microsoft's prediction engine took up the challenge of trying to predict the winners of the recent US elections and now that the votes are in, it turns out that Bing was correct 95% of the time.
A couple of days after rolling out an update to Bing to allow users to perform searches using emoji, Microsoft has added another feature to its search engine, making it easier to find animated GIFs.
Bing has announced a new feature that allows you to search with emojis. The feature, which is now live for English speaking markets, lets you find content by simply typing in the emoji.
Thanks to an update released on Patch Tuesday, IE11 has been updated with new functionality on the 'new tab' page that brings with it search functionality that looks similar to Chrome.