Bing Grows 48% Since Launch

Bing
Microsoft announced at the Bing Summit that its search engine has experience 48% growth since its launch in June 2009. While Bing has experienced 224% mobile app growth with 5.5 million downloads of its iPhone app, they are still many rungs down from Google’s market share dominance. While the growth is certainly something to write Continue Reading →
Bing’s 2010 most popular searches were announced and Kim Kardashian takes the top spot for most overall searches. Six of the top ten searches include celebrities while Barack Obama, Walmart, Hairstyles and Free round up the list. This year’s list differs greatly from 2009 when the most popular terms included swine flu, the stock market, Continue Reading →
Chinese Flag A Chinese woman will be imprisoned for retweeting a message on Twitter. The message was clearly satirical and mocked participants of an anti-Japanese rally. The Chinese government, which blocks Twitter, has sentenced Ms. Cheng Jinaping to one year in a labor camp for “disturbing the peace.” Amnesty International believes this situation highlights “the Continue Reading →

Google Maps Dispute

Google Maps
Google Maps is part of a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. After Nicaragua invaded the disputed area in Costa Rica, a Nicaraguan general cited Google maps as justification. Google and Bing’s maps of the area show two different borders. Which is correct? Google is investigating the issue. Read the full story on cnn.com Continue Reading →
YouTube
After pleas from citizens and officials around the world, YouTube has removed videos of Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awaki. Linked to numerous terrorist acts, Al-Awaki’s videos are believed to have provoked many violent acts, including the recent stabbing of British politician Stephen Timms. While YouTube monitors videos on the site, the company often struggles to find Continue Reading →

Google vs. Bing & Facebook

There was an announcement this week, that Bing and Facebook are going to team up to create their version of social search. The interweb is in overtweet with pejorative, condescending and downright ugly posts portending absolute failure. I hope they are wrong. Social search may or may not be a good idea. We all use Continue Reading →

Bing Search Gets Social

Bing and Facebook announced an extension to their partnership on Wednesday. Bing search results will now feature a section that shows Facebook profiles and a “liked by your friends section” that highlights articles that were “liked” on Facebook by a user’s friends. Microsoft’s Qi Liu, president of Online Services explained that Bing wants to make Continue Reading →
Bing Search Gets Social Bing and Facebook announced an extension to their partnership on Wednesday. Bing search results will now feature a section that shows Facebook profiles and highlights articles that were “liked” on Facebook by a user’s friends. Microsoft’s Qi Liu, president of Online Services explained that Bing wants to make social people part Continue Reading →
Be Careful What You Email President Obama A U.K. teenager is banned from visiting the U.S. after sending an email to the White House. Luke Angel became enraged after watching a documentary about 9/11, leading him to send the hostile email in which he called President Obama a “prick.” The FBI contacted British police who Continue Reading →
July 22, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment: Twitter & Facebook are currently a buzz over a new iPad app called Flipboard. Flipboard is a free app that turns your digital life into a magazine by combing through links your friends post on Facebook and Twitter. Are individualized, social-network based Continue Reading →