Considering Microsoft’s efforts to rebrand, redesign and rebuild its Windows platform, it’s no surprise to hear the company is tweaking the visual aesthetics of its other brands, too. Speaking at Design Day 2013, Wolff Olins creative director Todd Simmons and Windows Phone design studio manager Albert Shum talked about the challenges of rebranding a company Continue Reading →
Microsoft on Thursday announced the launch of Bing Offers in the US. The site aggregates deals from “a broad set of partners” including what the company claims are many of the “leading local deal providers.” Bing Offers’ features are as follows: All your favorite deals in one place: You no longer need to browse through Continue Reading →
Social media influence scoring startup Klout announced Thursday that it will more fully integrate users’ Instagram and Microsoft Bing accounts. Now a users’ Instagram influence will be factored into a user’s overall Klout score. Bing accounts are able to be connected, but the data will be considered in Klout scores in the future. In the Continue Reading →
As you’re well aware, St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend and millions of people will celebrate the Irish with parades, green cheer and perhaps a pint of their favorite beer. Bing has pulled some of the top searches before St. Patrick’s Day showing the most searched beers and the top cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It Continue Reading →
Yandex is probably the biggest search engine few people have ever heard of. The Russian search engine has surpassed Microsoft’s Bing in the world’s top search engine rankings, according to Search Engine Watch, which got its data from ComScore. Coming in first place is Google with 114.7 billion search queries and 65.2 percent of the Continue Reading →
As bedfellows go, Microsoft and Facebook have had something of an open relationship; a knot of social / search entanglement that recently yielded Graph Search, among other crossovers. But, as of Wednesday, the two companies are looking to take things even further by building upon the work started with Bing Tags last summer. The integration, Continue Reading →
Facebook Graph Search
The search feature on Facebook has traditionally been pretty limited. You type in a name of a person or a business and it pulls up their Facebook page. But that’s about to change. Facebook on Tuesday introduced an upgraded search tool, called Graph Search, that will scour the massive social network to answer more sophisticated Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Google and Bing have never gotten along. The latest battle between the world’s largest search engine and its closest competitor is about the holidays. The issue? Bing is warning online shoppers not to get Scroogled this year. What does that mean? It seems that if you visit Continue Reading →