“Speech recognition is easy,” Jones says. “The hard problem is figuring out what is really being asked for … and humans do that really well.”
Today’s funding news includes nail polish, animated farm animals, and unmanned military vehicles.
Human powered Q&A search engine ChaCha raises its seventh round of investment.
Microsoft’s Bing search engine hopes to help you find more about the personalities and places in your queries with an update that spits out relevant information at the center of your search.
Last I checked 2013 was still 34 days away. But Bing is obviously an impressive piece of technology: it already knows the most-searched terms of 2012.
Jiujitsu is the art of using your opponent’s strengths against them. Apple may be applying precisely that strategy against Google in the middle of its seeming Maps debacle.
Tired of playing second fiddle for years, the Microsoft-owned search company is saying, “Bing it on, Google.”
Facebook users are adding a stunning 300 million new photos each and every day. So Bing just added a new way to search and browse your friends’ photos without all the clutter of status updates and friend requests.
Everybody wants to be Pinterest.
People used to give their employers feedback by shoving slips of paper into wooden suggestion boxes. Technology has moved those suggestions boxes online where employees can more effectively have their voices heard. Happiily and 15Five are two new employee-feedback services that were introduced Thursday at the Launch Conference in San Francisco.
Editor's Pick Would you trust the masses to tell you what stories are important? A new site from Microsoft called msnNOW shows you what topics are trending right this very second so you don’t have sort through hundreds of RSS or Twitter feeds. It combs Facebook, Twitter, Bing, and BreakingNews.com to surface the stories getting the most social buzz.
A subject's eye-movements are tracked while testing the Kayak.com redesign.
Did Bieber fever get the best of you this year? Join the club. The YouTube sensation and current cause of adolescent ague was the most searched person of 2011 on Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Facebook will give U.S. small business owners up to $10 million in free Facebook advertising, the company announced today, saying it is working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business to provide the ads.