February, 2011

A quick heads up that as usual, with an announcement due later this morning on the availability  of IE9 RC at an event in San Francisco, the download links have gone live early.  Tom Warren at WinRumors.com has more, …

This whole Windows Phone to Nokia thing is gaining some traction, as more reports are coming out linking the new Microsoft mobile OS to Nokia, who even as their platform “burns”, still control much of the market share worldwide for …

We just fired up Bing to look for a Nokia logo for our last post, and noticed what we think is something new on the Bing home page, a Facebook Like Button:

bing-like

The button allows you to “Like” the day’s …

Nokia-LogoReuters is reporting a rather cryptic report today that two of its sources are saying that Nokia has ended development of the first Meego powered Nokia phone before it even launched. Nokia has refused comment on the report, and the …

While we still have no official idea of when we’ll see the first Windows Phone 7 update, we’ve noticed a couple of hopeful developments, which may or may not signal an impending Windows Phone update.

First, for the past two …

Well it’s that time of the month when the US search market share reports start showing up, and first up this month is Hitwise.  They’re showing some strong increases for Bing, and a decline for Google.  Here’s the main chart, …

Been seeing a lot of positive reaction to a new website from the UK that promotes Bing.  The site, www.thisbeautifulthing.co.uk, in all its full Flash glory, walks us through a number of the more popular (and in this promotion, …

All week we’ve been sorting through the many many blog posts, videos, and reports on the can of worms that Matt Cutts and the engineers at Google opened up last Monday when they went to Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan …

WMPowerUser.com just posted a transcript of an interview done with Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7 platform at Microsoft. While nothing specific was announced (as expected), Brandon Watson pointed developers to wait for the MIX 11 …

Live Search BoxThe Bing Developer team recently posted on their blog announcing that the "Bing Box" functionality on bing.com/siteowner will be discontinued on April 4, 2011. Websites that attempt to query the Bing Box will be redirected to a 404 page. Rather, …

Office Web Apps continue to expand global availabilityStarting today, Office Web Apps become available in 150 new countries including India, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and more. So people in these countries can use Office Web Apps to view, edit and share Office documents on …

It’s pretty apparent that Google thinks they caught Bing with their hand in the cookie jar, and they’re not happy.  Or at least Matt Cutts isn’t, although if you believe the likes of Kara Swisher at All Things D, …

Well this is kinda cool – today Hotmail unveiled a nifty new tool to manage your mail, the Hotmail Alias.  Here’s how it works.  First, log in to your Hotmail account and right click the inbox settings icon (the wheel/gear …

whsEven though Windows Home Server isn’t specifically a Windows Live product, it does fall within the consumer space, we happen to like it, and we like to keep you up to date on what really is an essential component of …

Yesterday, amid all the hubbub about Google calling Microsoft “cheaters”, and Microsoft firing right back, came a Bing sponsored conference in San Francisco held by BigThink.com.  The four hour conference was supposed to be a discussion about the future …

Congratulations go out today to Senior Vice President of Windows Live, Chris Jones.  Jones has been a Corporate Vice President for Windows Live, but his status was updated today on the Microsoft executives page (thanks for the tip, you know …

bigthinkSorry to say we missed all the commotion today, but apparently there was quite a donnybrook between Google and Bing, featuring a whole cast of characters, name calling, accusations, dueling blog posts, and tweet battles.  Whew,  if this keeps up, …

Bing team is rolling out two new improvements to one of those Bing vertical search engines – Bing Travel, specifically, to Destination and Hotel pages which are parts of Bing Travel.

First is Bing Destination. Bing Destination landing …