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Bing Snapshot gets an update - helps you differentiate between rappers and dog breeds

Bing Snapshot gets an update - helps you differentiate between rappers and dog breeds

Michael Archambault 15

A few months ago Microsoft’s Bing search engine introduced a new feature known as Snapshot, which added the ability to instantly see snippets of information about a search query before submitting it. At first Snapshot only supported people searches (which Microsoft accounted for 10% of all searches). Today, the company is expanding Snapshot with new auto-suggest categories. Bing will...

Klout integrates Bing search prevalence - Warren Buffett gets excited

Klout integrates Bing search prevalence - Warren Buffett gets excited

Michael Archambault 17

Do you stay awake at night dreaming of Klout scores and that you will one day have the impossible “100” rating? If so, you really need to talk to someone – Klout shouldn’t be dragging you down like a bad seafood dish. The good news for you Klout addicts is that the company is now introducing Bing search prevalence into your scores. Last fall the company announced a partnership with...

Microsoft loves social - introduces "Bing Boards" to your search results

Microsoft loves social - introduces "Bing Boards" to your search results

Michael Archambault 12

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, might not be ahead of the pack when it comes to market share, but the company is always innovating and trying to deliver the best experience to their end users. On any given day, we are told that Bing runs hundreds of various experiments that range from small search algorithm tweaks to feature optimization. Microsoft usually keeps their test on a down...

More Windows Phone 8 dev features revealed - background location, video codecs and more

More Windows Phone 8 dev features revealed - background location, video codecs and more

Daniel Rubino 24

Although the day is winding down, we’re still going through the leaked Windows Phone 8 SDK from early this morning. We’re finding some smaller nuggets which aren’t ‘wow’ worthy in of themselves but they are certainly worth a mention, especially since they do add some significant new features to the Windows Phone experience. We must stress—these are still not the new ‘consumer’ features...

Queries for 'Lumia' outpace 'Windows Phone' showing strong brand awareness for Nokia

Queries for 'Lumia' outpace 'Windows Phone' showing strong brand awareness for Nokia

Daniel Rubino 46

The Nokia Lumia 800: Trend setter We’ve had discussions before, sometimes heated, about what should be the proper name for Windows Phone and whether it’s catchy, unique enough or even hampered by the “Windows” name. But one thing is for sure, Nokia seems to have a hit with the 'Lumia' brand. Using Google’s Trends function to compare searches for 'Windows Phones' against 'Lumia' you get...