The top searches reveal our obsession with celebrities, memes, and video games.
In his final speech as CEO at a Microsoft shareholder meeting, outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer fired a shot across the bow of those who are rumored to be thinking of splitting the company into component parts and selling some of them.
“This claim is literally outrageous,” BrandYourself CEO Patrick Ambron told me this morning. “Anyone can do this for free.”
Brad met the woman of his dreams, and it turned into a nightmare. A great first date was followed by the inevitable googling of his name.
If you want your brand to be blasted straight through the eyeballs of your target audience right into their occipital lobe with maximum force, Bing’s new ‘hero’ ads will be right up your alley.
The new features are a coup for Microsoft, which is getting an app for its mobile platform that isn’t a rebrand of another platform’s app but a fully integrated, fully native, and fully optimized app just for Windows Phone.
The biggest winner in a potential Microsoft-Foursquare deal is Bing.
Microsoft has launched a new ad-free version of its Bing search engine that targets schools and educators. It claims to remove all ads, block adult content, and include more privacy protections than normal Bing search.
Rather than just being a direct competitor to Google, Microsoft’s Bing search engine is morphing into a much more interesting animal.
“Speech recognition is easy,” Jones says. “The hard problem is figuring out what is really being asked for … and humans do that really well.”
Guest Post Since Apple talked about more than just a iOS redesign, I wanted to point out some other things they covered. Here are six things in the Apple announcement worth talking about:
While Star Trek Into Darkness is still a few days away from premiering in theaters, Microsoft’s Bing team is teaming up with Paramount to celebrate a little early with a brand-new feature.
Yahoo is focusing on interfaces and voice controls for search, not the heavy-duty algorithmic machinery that powers it all.
These are upcoming Microsoft logos — as strange as it may seem.
Microsoft may knock Google’s search results, but its Google that’s doing a better job of blocking malicious sites.
Microsoft’s anti-Google TV ads are on their way out. Thank goodness.
Microsoft had six pieces of news come out today, including the Surface worldwide expansion, Yammer’s new translation service, and getting slapped with regulatory fines from the EU.
ComScore’s massive report also includes data on the top web properties, the battle for search dominance between Google and Bing, and smartphone market share, among other things.
Microsoft’s new Office 365 is cloud-integrated, saving documents up to SkyDrive right as you save them on your PC. Now, with five new Bing-powered apps, Microsoft is bringing the power of the cloud back down into your local document.
We played with Facebook’s new Graph Search for ourselves. Check out how it works and what it looks like before it’s released to the public.
In what could be a major boost to Bing, Facebook users will now instantly be able to perform Bing web searches.
Google has modified its popular image search to block many explicit pictures, a move that could be a huge win for competing search engines.
Following cosmetic and content improvements, Bing’s solution to socially enhanced search doesn’t look so bad anymore.
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.
If you think Internet Explorer should be called “Internet Exploder,” Microsoft’s latest ad is aimed at you.
According to the latest Bing campaign from Microsoft, if you’re using Google Shopping, you’re getting screwed.
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.
Google is bringing its Search app to Windows RT, offering a users a much-needed alternative to Bing.
Today marks a very important day in the U.S., and possibly even the world over: Halo 4 is now available on retail shelves. Also, there’s this election for the president of the United States as well as many other congressional races.
Just upgraded to Windows 8 and can’t find that elusive “G spot”? Google’s got some help for you at getyourgoogleback.com.
Despite what you may think, we journalists actually know a thing or two about the topics we cover. Bing really gets that, as the number two search engine now features our names as experts alongside your search results.
Microsoft is buying a little influence for its number-two search engine with a strategic investment in Klout.
With so much animosity toward Apple Maps, Microsoft would like to take this opportunity to remind you that its Bing app for iOS includes Maps and it’s a pretty decent app all around.
It’s been a crazy week and we didn’t get to a few good news bits that we think you need to know. Here are our top 5 picks for stories that you really must read this weekend.
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.
Microsoft’s newest incubator, the Bing Fund, will invest $50,000-$100,000 in early-stage startups, through standard convertible notes. It will also provide mentorship, office space, and more.
Microsoft is preparing to unveil a new investment arm called the Bing Fund. The company hasn’t made an official announcement, but a variety of public statements and job postings paint a preliminary picture.
Everybody wants to be Pinterest.