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Bad code update to blame for Bing outage

Bing was unavailable for a short while on January 2, and it looks like a bad code update from Microsoft may have caused the outage. Citing an unnamed source, Reuters mentioned that Microsoft struggled to roll back the changes once the update was live, which led to the short interruption of its...
Microsoft's Bing team makes predictions for this year's Oscars

Bing serves up predictions for this year's Oscars

Hot on the heels of its Super Bowl and Grammy predictions, the Bing team has announced today that you can now check out its predictions for this year's Oscars, which are just one week away. All you have to do to check out the predictions is search "Oscar nominations" on Bing. From there, you'...
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Internet Explorer on the desktop now shows Bing search bar on new tab page

Did you install all your updates today on Windows 8.1 for Patch Tuesday? Then you might notice the new tab page looking a little bit different in Internet Explorer. The new tab page now displays a Bing search box right above your frequently visited web pages. Download all the updates you see...
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Bing Distill lets you answer the burning questions people are searching for

Bing Distill lets you answer the burning questions people are searching for

While there's been no formal announcement yet, it looks like Microsoft has launched a beta for a Yahoo Answers-like service called Bing Distill. As mentioned above, the service looks to mimic what Yahoo Answers has been doing for years. After signing in with a Microsoft account, users will be...
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Microsoft wants to help you win your NCAA March Madness bracket with Bing

Microsoft is getting into the prediction business once again. It is teaming up with the NCAA to help create a March Madness bracket tool, powered by Bing, that will be launched just in time for the NCAA college basketball tournament. Microsoft says: "As part of this partnership, NCAA has...
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Microsoft wants your input on how to make Bing better with new UserVoice forum

Microsoft is once again asking for feedback from the public on how to improve one of its products or services. This week, it launched the Bing Listens UserVoice forum to get input on how the company might improve its search service. This is just the latest addition to the Microsoft UserVoice...
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Bing correctly predicts most of the winners at this year's Oscars

Following the Super Bowl, Grammy and Cricket World Cup predictions, the Bing team announced predictions for this year's Oscars last week. With the awards ceremony coming to a close, let's take a look at how the search engine fared. As you can see, Bing correctly predicted most of the winners...
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Bing makes it easier to compare hotels and order takeaway with only a few clicks

The Bing team today announced new features for web surfers who are either seeking a takeaway, or wish to get away and compare hotels. Microsoft has released a steady stream of updates to its search engine, offering a richer experience for those who "Bing it." Ordering food from supported take...
Microsoft's Bing team makes predictions for this year's Oscars

Bing serves up predictions for this year's Oscars

Hot on the heels of its Super Bowl and Grammy predictions, the Bing team has announced today that you can now check out its predictions for this year's Oscars, which are just one week away. All you have to do to check out the predictions is search "Oscar nominations" on Bing. From there, you'...
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Bing Rewards members can now get two free years of 100GB OneDrive cloud storage

If you are a Bing Rewards member, Microsoft has just launched a nice offer where anyone signed onto that program can get 100GB of free cloud storage space via OneDrive. The extra amount of space will last for two years before it expires. Bing Rewards offers US users of Microsoft's search...
Bing's Cricket World Cup coverage includes predictions, polls and more

Bing's Cricket World Cup coverage includes predictions, polls and more

The 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is almost upon us and Bing will be giving you some great coverage of the tournament. Searching for "ICC World Cup 2015" on the Bing homepage will bring up the content shown up top where you'll get match predictions, standings, stats, polls...
Microsoft uses Bing to help commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Microsoft uses Bing to help commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Microsoft is observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the help of Bing. The company is using a number of Bing tools, including search and maps, in order to commemorate the late civil rights leader. The Bing homepage today features an image of Atlanta, Georgia's "Homage to King" sculpture,...
Microsoft adds best-selling books carousel to Bing's search engine

Microsoft adds best-selling books carousel to Bing's search engine

Microsoft continues to add new features to its Bing search engine and today they took the covers off a new way to find a good book to buy and read via a best-selling book carousel that can be accessed on the Bing.com page. Microsoft stated: "Search on best-sellers in categories including...

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