Tagged with: Bing

Bing, Like Google, Gives Europeans the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

Bing, Like Google, Gives Europeans the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

Microsoft has started accepting requests from users in Europe who want to remove search links from Bing under a recent “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling by Europe’s top court. The company has asked European residents, who want Microsoft to block search results that show on Bing in response to searches of their names, to ...

Microsoft Has No Intention to Sell Off Bing or Xbox

Microsoft Has No Intention to Sell Off Bing or Xbox

Ready for an update from the no-surprise department? Microsoft isn’t keen to sell either its Xbox or search businesses. On Tuesday at the CODE Conference Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated that he has no intention to divest Bing, the company’s search property, or Xbox, its gaming and living-room play. This should ...

Microsoft Launches Ad-Free Version of Bing for U.S. Schools

Microsoft Launches Ad-Free Version of Bing for U.S. Schools

Microsoft is rolling out a custom version of Bing this week tailored specifically for classrooms. School administrators can enable an ad-free version of Bing with always-on SafeSearch — Microsoft's web security and adult content filtering — and daily literacy lesson plans. A pilot program kicked off last August and more ...

Microsoft Denies That Bing is Censoring Chinese Results for U.S. Users

Microsoft Denies That Bing is Censoring Chinese Results for U.S. Users

The U.S. technology giant Microsoft has rejected allegations that its Bing search engine censors Chinese language results for users in the United States. Bing on Wednesday denied the censorship accusations. In a statement, Bing said it does not apply China's legal requirements to searches conducted outside of China. It did ...

Microsoft Invests in Foursquare to Add Data to Services, Bing

Microsoft Invests in Foursquare to Add Data to Services, Bing

Foursquare is getting some help from Microsoft as it seeks to turn its location-based mobile app into a sustainable business. Microsoft has invested $15 million and agreed to a strategic partnership with the New York-based startup, Chief Executive Dennis Crowley said in an interview. The investment will be added to the $35 ...

Bing is Only Used By Half of Windows Phone Owners

Bing is Only Used By Half of Windows Phone Owners

Windows Phone’s default search engine is, of course, Microsoft’s Bing, and yet almost half of customers who own a WP handset don’t seem to use it. According to market research firm Kantar Worldpanel, only 52% of Windows Phone users relied on Bing for their mobile searches in he fourth quarter of 2013. Reportedly, the ...

Bing Update Brings Speeches, Courses, Downloads and More to Search Results

Bing Update Brings Speeches, Courses, Downloads and More to Search Results

Microsoft on Thursday released a massive update to Bing that surfaces various new types of content directly in search results. The list includes TED talks, famous speeches, national anthems, online courses, university comparisons, scientific concepts, historic events, related people, animal subspecies, as well as app and ...

Nearly a Third of Yahoo’s Revenue is Microsoft Paying Yahoo to Use Bing

Nearly a Third of Yahoo’s Revenue is Microsoft Paying Yahoo to Use Bing

Yahoo! agreed to disclose more details on its revenue tied to search and display advertising after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent letters to the company asking for clarification. The company outlined the portion of revenue it gets from a search agreement with Microsoft, following inquires stretching back ...

Microsoft Could Sell Xbox, Kill Bing Under Stephen Elop

Microsoft Could Sell Xbox, Kill Bing Under Stephen Elop

Stephen Elop, a candidate to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s chief executive officer, would consider breaking with decades of tradition by focusing the company’s strategy around making the popular Office software programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint available on a broad variety of smartphones and tablets, ...

Bing Adds Pre-Render Tag, Now Auto-Downloads Top Hit in Search

Bing Adds Pre-Render Tag, Now Auto-Downloads Top Hit in Search

This is a perfect example of eating your own dog food. Microsoft announced on Monday it has implemented Internet Explorer 11's new pre-render tag in Bing. If you’re using Microsoft’s latest browser, you’ll notice that when you perform a search in Bing, clicking on the top result will result in an almost-instantly ...