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Note – our friend Brinke Guthrie has been anxiously awaiting Santa Claus and wrote this post for us. 

It seems the search engine wars between Google and Microsoft know no boundaries- this year, they’re stretching those boundaries all the way …

Yesterday, Bing announced some updates to its “Snapshot” column, and not to be outdone, today the “Social Sidebar” section of Bing’s newish 3 column look has been updated, too.

Gone is the dark and somewhat out of place column to …

Last May, Bing cleaned up its look to make room for a new, 3 column interface, consisting of the core search results, “Snapshot” and “Sidebar”.  Since then, Microsoft has been adding elements to those features, adding Foursquare and Quora

With Bing, we’re all guinea pigs, and thanks to our readers (this time @TheRomit, thanks!), we get to sneak a peek at what may be coming for Bing in the coming months through various “flight tests” conducted on the …

A few weeks ago some tipsters noticed the ability to download a home page image from www.Bing.com, which was apparently being flight tested among some, but not all of us.  Then it disappeared, and a full page image icon …

A few weeks ago we told you about one of our tipsters spotting an internal to Microsoft Bing home page with what appeared to be a Deep Zoom home page image, and for most of the world, a 360° …

Yesterday we received another tip on what appears to be more experimentation, or “flight testing”, on a new look for the Bing home page.  Recently we’ve seen tests involving the ability to download Bing home page images, and then …

BingBing had been testing various new features to its signature homepage lately. Earlier this month one of our tipsters noticed that the Bing homepage had a set of PhotoSynth navigation buttons, and shortly later we noticed that Microsoft added …

A few days ago we shared a tip about a new feature of the Bing home page, the ability to download those iconic images.  Well, the feature just showed up here, and it works as expected, with a twist:  …

In a blog post on the Bing Search blog today, Microsoft announced that it is expanding the People Who Know section of the Bing sidebar (in the US) to include news authors.  From the blog post:

Now, when you

The other day a tipster caught a glimpse on a Channel 9 video of a set of pan and zoom controls on the home page image, and now today another LiveSide tipster (thanks!) sent us screenshots of another home page …

kloutIn a pair of blog posts today, Bing and Klout are announcing a partnership, including a strategic investment in Klout by Microsoft, that will bring Klout scores and influential topics in the People Who Know section of the Bing Social …

Do you spend a lot of time in Facebook?  If so, Bing has just released a new app that can get you caught up on the latest news, follow trends, and set up your own categories to keep you up …

3678_BingAds_PostWe just wrote about SkyDrive’s APIs based on a blog post by Dare Obasanjo, who has been working on Live APIs for the past eight years or so, so it’s a bit of a coincidence that while writing about …

kindle-fire-HD-7-1024x781Yesterday Amazon joined the press event parade with some announcements of their own, specifically news of a new Kindle Fire, along with a new “Paperwhite” Kindle.  Just like the Nokia and Motorola events, details have been scarce on the new …

Bing has just rolled out a new marketing campaign based on a marketing survey it conducted showing that users prefer Bing search results 2 to 1 over Google in a blind test, according to a blog post on the Bing

Bing MapsBack in April 2011, the Bing Maps team announced the Global Ortho Project, with a goal to create a “uniform, detailed map of the Continental United States and 17 countries in Western and Central Europe”. According to the Bing …

BingEarlier this year, Microsoft introduced “the new Bing” which includes a new sidebar for users to interact with your friends to be able to search more socially. This sidebar, released since May this year, shows friend’s who have posted photos …

quoraIn May, Bing introduced a set of new features, including the Social Sidebar, allowing you to make your searches “social”, by sharing them with others and checking up on what others in your social networks, or selected experts from …

search allianceWhen longtime Google executive (she was employee #20 at Google, and left as Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services) Marissa Mayer took over the CEO position at Yahoo!, our thoughts immediately went to the 2 year old Bing-Yahoo!