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The Bing Maps Imagery release of August covers 101,486 kilometers! This release includes imagery of Algeria, Australia, China, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Greece, India, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and of course the United States. …

TechCrunch has the first Bing Cashback TV ad up on YouTube, a pretty straightforward ad introducing Bing Cashback to the masses.  TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid says:

“most people probably had never even heard of the program until now. This is the first time Microsoft has ever aired an ad

Want to get in on all the iPhone app glory, but with the goodness of Bing?  Now you can, using the Bing iPhone and Mac SDK, available on CodePlex as open source under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL).  According to a post on the Bing Community blog:…

onlinecolleges.net OnlineColleges.net, a website ranking and reviewing online colleges, has put together a list of 50 tips for students and librarians using Bing.  Broken down into categories such as “Finding Information”, “Research and Collaboration”, and “Images and Video”, the site has developed quite a little list of Bing …

Just as the Live Framework CTP, this one will also disappear. It lasted little over a year. On the question what will happen with the Virtual Earth/Bing Maps ASP .NET Control, Chris Pendleton posted the following:

In brief, it’s toast. It was great for what

This month’s flurry of Bing stories are piling up, with today’s Comscore numbers (released to analysts today) showing Bing with a slight improvement over last month, from 8.5 to 8.9 percent US search market share.  What is perhaps more interesting than the raw share numbers are …

bingLogo_reverse_lg At the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose CA yesterday, Bing senior program manager Alessandro Catorcini revealed that Microsoft is testing an Objective C wrapper that will allow iPhone application developers to add Bing search results to their applications.

An InfoWorld report quotes Catorcini:

"Right now, there

If Bing’s intent is to generate buzz and keep their name in the news, it seems to be working.  Of course some news is better than others, but at least people are talking, which wasn’t the case a few months ago.

First, while we tried to ignore the …

41TB of new satellite imagery, aerial photography and vector data covering 189,000+ square kilometers of Earth including 12,000+ square kilometers of Bird’s Eye photography has just been added to Bing Maps.

So go on to the Bing Maps World Tour, there’s lots of new stuff to …

graph In a press release issued today, web statistics firm StatCounter showed an increase in US search market share from 8.23% in June to 9.41% in July.  Google was down in the US from 78.48% in June to 77.54% in July.  Global figures show Google still dominating, with …

Most of the time, the images on the Bing home page are pretty pictures, sometimes with topical connections, but rarely controversial. Today’s US image was a little different, before it was apparently pulled and replaced by an image of a bridge in France.  Perhaps today’s picture in the …

msftyhoodealsigning As widely expected, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal (very early) this morning, a 10 year agreement to have Bing power Yahoo! searches, with Yahoo! controlling ad sales.  Last night we asked a few questions, and by digging down a bit we found some answers this morning.  …

We told you earlier about the Bing Summer Travel Photo Contest. The contest has now ended. Out of the 10,000 submissions 9,400 photos got accepted. That’s quite a few pictures to be reviewed and rated, 13,206 unique raters helped. And the winner is… BingContestWinner Lightning strike over Sydney, …

binglogo A search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo! hasn’t even been announced yet, and yet tidbits of information are being analyzed, scrutinized, and dissected all across the web.  Marshall Kirkpatrick at Read/Write Web sees bad news for search innovation of the kind Yahoo! has been pursuing, and Henry Blodget …

The first in a new series of Bing ads appeared last night in the US on the Conan O’Brien show.  Two weeks ago, Yusuf Mehdi promised the new ads, saying:

Lastly, stay tuned for a new set of Bing ads on TV in the coming weeks, where we

Multiple reports are out from AdAge, The Wall Street Journal, and Kara Swisher at All Things Digital that Microsoft and Yahoo! are set to announce a search deal as early as tomorrow, Wednesday.  From AdAge:

Through the pact, Bing will become the default search engine on

microsoft-yahooTalks between Microsoft and Yahoo! about deal that would have Microsoft’s Bing providing search technology for Yahoo! properties continue, according to an article in today’s Advertising Age:

Yahoo’s request for an upfront payment (it is said to have asked for several hundred million), in addition to revenue

binglogo_5F00_5F00_5F00_thumb_5F00_5F00_5F00_01EE3C3B1_5F00_thumb_5F00_5495E40B[1] We’ve been keeping an eye on Bing and reported some statistics, as many blogs and news sites did, here too. So now, over one month after launch, how did Bing do?

The Bing Search Blog reports the following:

– An 8% growth in unique users to …

Last week we reported that the full version of Bing will arrive in Australia, Canada, China, Japan and UK soon, today we see the beginning of this series of update. The Australian and Japanese version of Bing homepage had just been updated to have their own “localised” …

Nearly 30 hours after some problems with overheated switches caused the fire system to dump water in the Fisher Plaza data center, most of the websites affected have come back online.  Here’s a description of what happened, from TechFlash:

Here’s what Jim Clayton, vice president and general