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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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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...
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Bing now highlights mobile-friendly websites in search results

Microsoft has updated Bing to make the search engine highlight mobile-friendly websites in search results. Should you be searching on your mobile, the last thing you need to experience is a slow-loading website with horrific desktop navigation. The company has added a new "mobile-friendly" tag...
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Microsoft put a Pong game in its Bing search engine

Microsoft put a Pong game in its Bing search engine

Microsoft occasionally puts an Easter Egg inside its Bing search engine, and one of them was recently unearthed. People are discovering that if you search for "pong" on the Bing site, the search results include a playable version of one of the first video games ever made. The game allows the...
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You might actually cry after watching this new Bing video promotion

Microsoft hasn't issued a new TV commercial for its Bing search service in some time, but a newly posted three-minute video on YouTube may be one of the best promotions ever made for Bing. In fact, it might make you cry at the end. Ironically, the clip wasn't even designed as a commercial...
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About 100 of Microsoft's Bing employees will now work for Uber under new deal [Update]

Microsoft is selling off some of its assets from its Bing division to the car-sharing service Uber. Specifically, Uber is acquiring 100 of Microsoft's employees that were involved in image and data collection from Bing, along with certain assets. Neither company has issued statements to the...
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Microsoft adds optional audio effects for Bing's home page image

Microsoft sometimes has placed HTML5-based video images on its Bing home page as part of the search site's daily photo. Now those same video images might have an optional audio componant. Today's Bing home page photo shows a flock of geese flying in the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in...
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Microsoft adds faster ways to earn Bing Rewards on mobile browsers

Microsoft is making it easier for mobile web-based users of its Bing Rewards service to earn points and redeem them for items and more with an update to its interface. In case you have not heard of Bing Rewards before, it's a free Microsoft program for US residents only that encourages them to...
Searching for videos on Bing should be easier with its new layout

Searching for videos on Bing should be easier with its new layout

Microsoft continues to refine the search experience on its Bing site. That includes trying to find Internet videos. The company now has some new features on Bing designed to help users find the video clip they are looking for, as well as offer more information on those videos. Here's what...
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Microsoft to encrypt Bing searches by default

Microsoft has announced plans to encrypt Bing searches by default. The company currently provides said functionality as an option, but will enable TLS support by default across networks and services. Microsoft will activate TLS protocols this summer, encrypting search traffic across the...
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Bing is trying to predict the winner of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

In 2014, Microsoft's Bing search engine had an excellent track record in predicting the winners of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Now that same engine is attempting to prognosticate which teams will win their matches in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup tournament. The event...
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Microsoft's 'How Old' face recognition feature is rolling out in Bing image searches

A month ago at Build 2015, Microsoft officially revealed its "How-Old.net" website, which uses new face recognition APIs to guess the age of a person based on a photo. Now that feature is being slowly rolled out onto the company's Bing image search engine. Microsoft has yet to announce this...
Bing is offering predictions for the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Bing is offering predictions for the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

A few weeks ago, Microsoft helped to relaunch the official Eurovision Song Contest apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. Now, the company's Bing search engine is trying its best to offer predictions on which country will win the contest. Currently, the Bing Predicts website does not list...

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