Bing

Bing adds Foursquare integration in sidebar Bing announced a new search experience back in May this year which bought it a new sidebar, allowing you to integrate your social networks w ...

July 20, 2012

Bing Venue Maps goes global, now available in over 30 countries So it appears that the 165 terabytes of imagery data added to Bing Maps wasn’t the only update made to the mapping service. The Verge report ...

June 28, 2012

Just what IS Microsoft’s (and Nokia’s) map strategy, anyway? Today, on the Bing Maps blog, Microsoft announced its largest aerial satellite and Global Ortho image release ever, totaling 165 terabytes o ...

June 25, 2012

Bing Image Search gets a new look (reminds us of SkyDrive) Microsoft released the new Bing last month, giving the search engine a fresher and cleaner look, however many of its search verticals such a ...

June 22, 2012

Bing’s big announcement? Another contest Caught up in the buzz about Microsoft’s “mystery event” yesterday, which ended up being a pretty big deal after all with the unveiling of a ...

June 19, 2012

Bing partners with Qwiki and Yelp to bring a better search experience Two pieces of news related to Bing was announced recently, both aiming to bring you a better search experience. The first announcement relat ...

June 15, 2012

Bing adds Encyclopedia Britannica answers In a blog post on the Bing Search blog today, Bing announced a new partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica to bring Britannica Online answe ...

June 7, 2012

New Bing homepage goes live, now with larger featured photo and tiles When Bing got the new Metro look in early May, they also unveiled that the homepage will feature larger daily image. Today this new homepage ...

May 31, 2012

Bing Translator takes over Yahoo! Babel Fish Those of you who had been browsing the web in the early 2000s might’ve remembered Babel Fish, which at that time was one of the best online ...

May 30, 2012

Nokia Maps and Yahoo! Axis: Better than Bing? A couple of Bing related news items today, both about other companies extending and improving upon Bing services, with more to come. First, ...

May 24, 2012

Bing’s Visual Search decommissioned One of our readers (thanks Quikboy!) pointed out to us yesterday that a one-time prominent beta offering on Bing, Visual Search, is no longe ...

May 22, 2012

Bing Search APIs, with a new free tier, now available on Azure Marketplace Last month we wrote about some changes to the Bing Search API, used by developers to bring Bing search functionality into their applications ...

May 17, 2012

The new Bing is live (well, 2/3 of it) If you’re in the US (or can fool your browser into thinking you are), the new Bing, with its double dose of sidebars, is available now, eith ...

May 15, 2012

Google, Bing advance, Yahoo! down in latest search market polls: can Facebook help Bing? It’s that time of the month again when the US search market share numbers come out, and while the three major pollsters (comScore, Compete, ...

May 15, 2012

Bing tests (then stops) search results in a new tab: are you ok with being a guinea pig? This morning a number of tech blogs are reporting on what apparently is another test of Bing users, this time with search results opening in ...

May 9, 2012

Bing Maps Bird’s Eye and Streetside updates We don’t hear as much about Bing Maps imagery updates as we did in the old days when Chris Pendleton gave us regular updates on the Bing Map ...

May 8, 2012

Bing 411 to be discontinued on June 1st For those in the United States, Microsoft operates a toll-free number called Bing 411 (1-800-BING-411 or 1-800-CALL-411), which allows users ...

May 4, 2012

Microsoft Advertising rebrands, too, and Xbox drops “Inside Xbox” (What a week we’re having!) When we said goodbye to “Windows Live” today, it wasn’t the only rebranding announcement to come out of Microsoft recently: yesterday Micros ...

May 2, 2012

Bing sports a new look: should we get excited? After receiving a tip today on (another) new look for Bing (thanks Hector!), we tried it out and sure enough, we’re getting a new search res ...

May 1, 2012

Bing Maps, Windows Phone Translator App updated A pair of posts on the Bing blogs today announced some new features for both Bing Maps and the Bing Translator App for Windows Phone. First, ...

April 16, 2012