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Bing, Like Cortana, Now Allows for Conversational Follow-Up Questions

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Microsoft on Wednesday updated Bing with a very interesting new feature that builds on its investments in entity and conversational understanding. In short, you can now ask follow-up questions that reference your previous question. For example, Microsoft says that after asking “who is the president of the united states” and getting back the answer “Barack […]

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

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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 fill up a four-part […]

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Microsoft Has No Intention to Sell Off Bing or Xbox

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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 come as precisely no […]

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

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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 than 4.5 million children in […]

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

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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 acknowledge, however, that an error […]