Microsoft Updates Bing Search Engine With New Quick Answers Feature

Bing has been updated to include a new quick answers feature. This new update by Microsoft serves up local information without the need to click on a search result. Microsoft calls them Fact Answers, and they appear at the top of the search engine page. All you need to do to find a phone number for a business is to add the word “phone” to your query. “We’ve just released a simpler way to find more local information and directions....

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Bing Starts Process To Remove “Right To Be Forgotten” Search Results Request

One of world’s leading search engines, Bing has begun the process that would lead to the removal of search results that mention individuals who have invoked their right to be forgotten. The report, which was published by Forget.me, is coming on the heels of a ruling made by the Court of Justice of the European Union in May this year. Microsoft Bing started accepting requests for removal back in July about two months after the ruling...

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Bing Elections Website Offers Aggregate News For U.S. Election 2012
Nov03

Bing Elections Website Offers Aggregate News For U.S. Election 2012

As the U.S. draws close to a heated political season, Bing launched on Tuesday a new election experience at bing.com/elections. Bing Elections focuses on people who want a full view into Election 2012. It includes the latest news from all – Obama, Romney, neutral – perspectives, updated national, state and local polls, analysis of conversations across social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, a tracker to find polling...

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Google Tops March 2012 U.S. Search Engine Ranking
Apr14

Google Tops March 2012 U.S. Search Engine Ranking

Google Sites have garnered the top spots to lead in comScore’s monthly analysis of the U.S. search marketplace for the month of March at 66.4 percent of search queries conducted. The qSearch analysis of the U.S. explicit core search market in March released three days ago by the leading source of digital business analytics comScore, accounted Google Sites to be on the lead with 66.4 percent market share, followed by Microsoft Sites...

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Regulators Put Heat On Apple And Google Due To Search Deal
Mar15

Regulators Put Heat On Apple And Google Due To Search Deal

The interest of U.S. regulators has been piqued by the search deal the companies Apple and Google have agreed on, a new report says. As a result, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued a subpoena to Apple in connection to the ongoing antitrust investigation on Google. The information comes from Bloomberg which cites two unnamed people who have knowledge on the subpoena as the sources for their report. The point being questioned...

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Micosoft First to Put Ad on Facebook Logout Page
Mar06

Micosoft First to Put Ad on Facebook Logout Page

Microsoft, which was an early investor in Facebook and sold banner ads  on the site between 2007 and 2010, became the first company to put its own ad on Facebook’s logout page, with a large Bing page appearing when some users logout.   The new advertisement is much larger than any Facebook previously offered, covering one half or more of the logout page, and it also includes search capabilities on Bing.  Users who wish to carry...

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