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Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Bejing - Microsoft's Bing search engine was inaccessible in China on Thursday, with social media users fearing it could be the latest foreign website to be blocked by censors.Attempts to open

Bing app gets image search function

Microsoft has now outfitted their Bing app with a new feature that allows users to "search the web using (their) camera." This tool is being likened to the Google Lens and other third-party apps that utilize AI for object recognition.

Bing for Business helps companies make sense of their data

Microsoft has announced Bing for Business, a new intelligent search service aimed at enterprise users. It expands the company's consumer-facing Bing search engine with Microsoft Graph integration, letting it deliver organisational results.

Microsoft's new Windows 10 S forces you to use Edge and Bing

Microsoft has confirmed that its new Windows 10 S operating system will not allow you to change the default browser or search engine. You'll be forced into using Microsoft Edge and Bing, although you can still install alternative software.

Microsoft integrates Google's AMP tech into Bing's mobile app

Microsoft has announced that the Bing app for iOS and Android now uses Google technology to load webpages faster. The app now supports the AMP initiative which streamlines webpages to reduce their size, prioritising user experience over ads and tracking.

Microsoft apologises as Bing translates 'Daesh' to 'Saudi Arabia'

Microsoft has been forced to apologise after its Bing search engine began automatically translating "Daesh" into "Saudi Arabia." The company blamed crowdsourced translations for the error and is investigating the issue. Saudi users called for a boycott.

Microsoft mission to increase Bing usage by '10-15%' ends in 1%

Before the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft claimed the new operating system's deep-reaching search features would lead to a 15 percent increase in Bing usage. Nearly two months on, an independent study says only a 1 percent increase has been experienced.

Microsoft caught recommending Edge when downloading Chrome

Microsoft has been caught trying to convince Windows 10 users to give its Edge web browser a chance by "recommending" it when making a Bing search for rivals Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. It could be viewed as anti-competitive by some.

Microsoft to encrypt all Bing search data by default

Microsoft has announced that it is going to begin encrypting all search data through Bing by default from this summer. The change is intended to help protect the personal data of its users but could impact websites reliant on analytics tools.

Microsoft's Bing is finally eating into Google into the U.S.

A market research firm has found Microsoft's Bing search engine powered more than 20 percent of U.S. searches for the first time in history last month, taking a large chunk out of Google's share. The story is rather different outside of the U.S. though.

Google has been indexing private network-connected hard drives

A report has found that Google has been inadvertently indexing network-connected hard drives in peoples' homes. These drives are often used by families for backing up devices and the researchers found that stored files could be found on Google.

The rise of the real-time translation apps

Translation apps on the internet and phones have got much better at their jobs in recent years and are now used frequently by tourists. A major question remains though: how reliable are they and do they work? A recent BBC report attempts to answer this.

Bad code update knock out Bing and Yahoo Search for 20 minutes

According to newspaper reports, a botched code update took Bing, and Yahoo Search which is based on it, offline for about 20 minutes on Friday.

Microsoft denies global censorship of China-related searches

Microsoft Corp denied on Wednesday it was omitting websites from its Bing search engine results for users outside China after a Chinese rights group said the U.S.

Yandex passes Bing in search engine rankings

Bing is no longer the fourth biggest search engine on the Internet. Yandex, based in Moscow, has now become the fourth biggest search engine.

Microsoft's Bing and Encylopedia Britannica to link-up

Microsoft's Internet search engine Bing will now add entries and links from the Encyclopedia Britannica when certain key words are used.

Op-Ed: Yahoo boss steps down, but what’s wrong with the company?

Sydney - Super un-competitive former Internet pioneer Yahoo is still in the cellar-dweller class after the ignominious departure of CEO Scott Thompson. Thompson’s departure may be just a further humiliation but it’s not the whole story. That’s much worse.

Report: Bing publishes most-searched news stories of this year

New York - From the acquittal of Casey Anthony to the death of Osama bin Laden to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the year 2011 had quite a year when it came to the news. Bing recently released the top most-searched news stories of 2011.

One-click search results from Google, Bing, and Yahoo!

In traditional search methodology, users enter in keywords and key phrases in the query field and search results with the highest rankings are populated and displayed on the search page. But a new search engine is operating differently.

Yahoo search ads now served by Microsoft

On October 27, 2010 General manager, David Pann, of Microsoft Advertising Search Network announced, along with their partners, Yahoo! a leading global consumer brand in search technology, have completed the partnership transition.

ChinaVision may operate Bing in China

Beijing - ChinaVision Media Group, a Hong Kong-listed media company, may purchase 50 percent of shares in MSN China for about US$100 million, according to the Chinese local media.

Google search gets a shot of caffeine with new indexing system

Search engine giant Google announced it has updated the way it crawls and indexes the Web. The company says its new method called "Caffeine" provides better results for those searching the Web.

Microsoft to delete Bing users' IP addresses after 6 months

Microsoft announced that after six months, data collected on users who use the search engine Bing will be deleted, according to Microsoft.

Op-Ed: The battle over the 'bing' name

Thoughts that can occur when one gets to read about Bing! (almost unknown) taking on Bing! (Microsoft) over the name issue …

Search agreements may help Twitter to become profitable

Reports say Twitter is likely to achieve profitability thanks to Internet-search deals with Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

Op-Ed: Implications massive for integration of Twitter, Facebook updates in search results

At the Web 2.0 conference today, Microsoft's Qi Lu confirmed his company has signed a strategic partnership with both Twitter and Facebook to include real-time updates into search results. The implications for both news and search are enormous.

Microsoft encourages people to 'Sing about Bing'

In a move that seems very similar to recent Google initiatives, Microsoft has launched a competition that encourages users to sing about Bing, its new "decision engine."

Report: Bing overtakes Yahoo as No. 2 search engine

Within a week after it's launch, the new search engine from Microsoft Bing surpassed Yahoo to become the No. 2 search engine in the World. However it remains to be seen whether Bing can sustain the sudden surge in traffic.

Microsoft rolls out Bing Travel

Earlier this week Microsoft began rolling out its new 'decision engine' to the public and today it added Bing Travel to the site which allows you to compare prices on things such as airfares and hotel bookings.

Hands on with Bing, Microsoft's new 'decision engine' Special

After taking the new Bing search engine for a pre-release test ride, I'm amazed at what I see. But is it enough to keep Microsoft in the search game?
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