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Master Bing and the Internet with this guide to search engine operators

Master Bing and the Internet with this guide to search engine operators

Michael Archambault 68

Shuffling through the World Wide Web to find what you need can be a daunting process. Whether it's from your Windows Phone or Windows 8 computer. Luckily, thanks to search engines like Microsoft’s Bing – you can find what you need and quickly. The problem is that if you are used to typing in simple queries like “How can I obtain Rich’s awesome accent?” you are still faced with hundreds...

Microsoft Bing cozies up to Bitcoin – offers live conversion via Coinbase

Microsoft Bing cozies up to Bitcoin – offers live conversion via Coinbase

Michael Archambault 19

For the past few years, Microsoft’s Bing search engine has offered up the ability to convert multiple currencies. For example, simply head over to the site and enter “1 USD to Rupees” to learn that 1 US Dollar is equal to 62.03 Indian Rupees. Now, the Redmond based company has added the digital currency, Bitcoin, to its arsenal of knowledge. Moreover, for all of you who are wondering,...

Bing gets even smarter – integrates TED talks and more into search results

Bing gets even smarter – integrates TED talks and more into search results

Michael Archambault 23

Bing may not be in the running to overtake Google any time soon, but the service’s attention to detail and focus on brining third party data into the mix can surpass the Mountain View team any day. Today, Bing has introduced integrated TED presentations, famous speeches, and more to their Snapshot pane. When you browse Bing for a person or topic of mass interest – a pane on the right...

Easily search through music videos and discover more classics in the latest Bing update

Easily search through music videos and discover more classics in the latest Bing update

Rich Edmonds 76

Microsoft has released a rather major upgrade to the Bing search engine. The company details a new way to explore, discover and browse music videos with a new experience. Whether you're seeking videos of favourited songs or looking to see what else is out there to discover, it's a pretty sure bet you'll find something on Bing. That's the claim, but is it worth using? In short: yes. It...

Microsoft loves the United Kingdom and Canada – launches “Bing Places” to help local businesses

Microsoft loves the United Kingdom and Canada – launches “Bing Places” to help local businesses

Michael Archambault 23

Microsoft has always been ready to help small businesses whether it be through their BizSpark program for entrepreneurs or through Bing Places for locals. The Bing Places for business service allows local business owners to efficiently create an online presence and “stand out from the competition” in Bing. Bing Place launched in the United States and allowed users to list their...

A search on Nokia's website seemingly confirms '2520' for their upcoming tablet

A search on Nokia's website seemingly confirms '2520' for their upcoming tablet

Daniel Rubino 41

File this one under mildly interesting, but if you head to Nokia’s website and type in ‘2520’ the results reveal a new FAQ section entitled ‘What is a tablet?’. Clicking the link though doesn’t reveal much except a generic placeholder quote stating “The tablet lets you access internet, see movies and listen to music.” Of course, Nokia has had a tablet-like device in the past, namely the...

Is Microsoft’s “Bing It On” campaign a sham? The evidence doesn't look good.

Is Microsoft’s “Bing It On” campaign a sham? The evidence doesn't look good.

Michael Archambault 214

UPDATE: Please see our interview with Bing scientist, Matt Wallaert, here. Recently, a law professor from Yale claimed that Microsoft’s famous “Bing It On” campaign is no more than a collection of lies. Ian Ayres, stated in Freakonomics that the company’s Bing ads are misleading and deceptive. To prove his point, Ayres set out on a “Bing It On” challenge using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk...

Bing Partners with Local.com - shows what stores around you have what you are searching for

Bing Partners with Local.com - shows what stores around you have what you are searching for

Michael Archambault 58

On September 5th, Microsoft’s Bing search division partnered with product search company Local.com to deliver a more immersive experience for its users. Now when searching for goods and products, Bing will be able to tell you what local stores have that item in stock. Local’s Kirllion shopping data platform provides information from stores including retail locations, brands, categories...

What does the internet think of 'Windows Phone'? The results may surprise you

What does the internet think of 'Windows Phone'? The results may surprise you

Daniel Rubino 126

When it comes to the brand ‘Windows Phone’ everyone has an opinion and everybody is also a self-appointed expert on marketing. Even here at Windows Phone Central, a lot of comments lean towards the idea that Microsoft's brand is baggage, a discussion that is amplified with the proposed purchase of Nokia and the future of the Lumia trademark. The reason for then negative perception most...