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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 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 and Getty Images make nice, Bing and Cortana to use Getty's photos

Microsoft and Getty Images have formed a new partnership that will allow Microsoft to use the catalog of photos from Getty in its products and services such as Bing and Cortana. The multi-year agreement is a nice conclusion to an image copyright issue that caused Getty to file a lawsuit against...
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Microsoft's Bing engine is now predicting NASCAR and NBA playoffs results

After predicting most of the 2015 Oscar winners and doing very well in the NCAA basketball playoffs brackets. Microsoft's Bing engine is now offering its picks for who will win future NASCAR races along with the current NBA pro basketball playoffs. Microsoft says that so far, the Bing engine...
Yahoo scores favorable terms in re-negotiated Bing search deal

Yahoo scores favorable terms in re-negotiated Bing search deal

Thanks to an SEC document filed earlier today, some of the details surrounding the re-negotiated deal for Yahoo to use Bing search engine results have come out. Under the new terms, Yahoo will now only depend on Microsoft for 51% of its search results and ads, leaving the door open for Yahoo...
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Bing's desktop search market share now at 20 percent, according to comScore

In its monthly analysis of the U.S. desktop search segment, comScore found that Bing crossed the 20 percent threshold in terms of market share for the first time in March 2015. The numbers highlight the steadily growing presence of Microsoft's search engine in the U.S. When taken into account...
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Renewed: Yahoo gets more flexibility in their revised Bing search deal with Microsoft

Microsoft and Yahoo have renewed their agreement to have the Bing search engine used on Yahoo's site. However, the deal now has a couple of major changes that could benefit Yahoo in the long run. Yahoo's press release revealed the two major changes in their partnership with Microsoft, which...
Bing Image Search is now better than ever

Bing Image Search update makes finding related and bigger images even faster

Bing Image Search has been updated with a number of tools that make it easier and faster than ever to find exactly what you're looking for. The updates to Bing's image searching tools include related searches, bigger images, and even store results that sell the thing that's in the image, all...
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Bing and Cortana are ready for the Indian Premier League 2015

The eight edition of the Indian Premier League, the premier club tournament of Twenty20 cricket, is upon us, and sure enough Bing and Cortana are ready for it. Microsoft offered similar extensive coverage for the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You can find the schedule of all...
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Microsoft and Getty Images make nice, Bing and Cortana to use Getty's photos

Microsoft and Getty Images have formed a new partnership that will allow Microsoft to use the catalog of photos from Getty in its products and services such as Bing and Cortana. The multi-year agreement is a nice conclusion to an image copyright issue that caused Getty to file a lawsuit against...
Bing search logs show just how enthusiastic cricket fans are

Bing search logs show just how enthusiastic cricket fans are

A program manager from the Bing team took anonymous search logs generated throughout the Cricket World Cup 2015, and then fed the data into Excel's Power Map feature. Interested in what he found? Check out the video above. Here are a few highlights from the data gathered by Microsoft:...
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Microsoft and Yahoo are in the middle of re-negotiating their Bing search engine deal

Microsoft and Yahoo are currently re-negotiating their 10 year agreement for Yahoo to use the Bing search engine on its site. The deal officially started in 2010, but the agreement did allow for the two companies to make changes to the contract, or even end it, after five years. According to...
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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