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Baidu Bing, Baidu Bang: Bing and Baidu announce search deal

Baidu Bing, Baidu Bang: Bing and Baidu announce search deal

China is notorious for censoring the internet within its boundaries to keep citizens from accessing things that might not meet the questionable moral code of the Chinese government. Google and China have a long running feud but things between Microsoft and China are seemingly smooth. Microsoft is making a big move to raise the awareness of its Bing search engine in the largest internet market with a new deal with the Chinese Baidu search engine. The deal sees no money change hands and Baidu will even keep the revenue generated by ads under the deal.

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Microsoft Photosynth Panorama App With Bing Maps Goes iOS Before WP7

Microsoft Photosynth Panorama App With Bing Maps Goes iOS Before WP7

Microsoft seems to be on a roll lately launching apps on iOS prior to its own platform Windows Phone 7. After having recently launched a Bing Maps app for the iPad, Microsoft today unveiled a smart panorama photo stitching app for the iPhone and iPad called Photosynth. The app was previously limited to the Windows desktop environment and online, but made its leap today to mobile devices.

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Google ITA Travel Search Acquisition Approved But Conditions Apply

Google ITA Travel Search Acquisition Approved But Conditions Apply

Google's acquisition of travel software company ITA for $700 million has just been approved today by the U.S. Justice Department after 8 months of deliberation. It was a difficult decision because the acquisition could obliterate competition in the travel search industry. Travel websites such as Kayak and TripAdvisor depend on the ITA software and fear they would lose access to it once Google acquires the company. Luckily for them, the Justice Department has set some conditions in their approval.

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Bing Upgrades With Real-Time Twitter Feed

Bing Upgrades With Real-Time Twitter Feed

Microsoft announced today that its Bing search engine will begin implementing tweets into its news search results as well as integrating more with Facebook. The Bing Team feels that the addition of the social media giants will help users “make more informed decisions in search by surfacing the kind of information you can only get from your friends, often in real-time.”

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Bing grabs second spot in online video

Bing grabs second spot in online video

Google is still the dominant player in search in the US by a wide margin. Google also serves up more online video views than anyone else thanks to YouTube. The only competition in the search and online video realm trends to come further back in the pack and the number two spot is at times hotly contested.

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Microsoft’s Bing Will Now Give You Daily Deals

Microsoft’s Bing Will Now Give You Daily Deals

Daily deal sites like Groupon, Living Social, and Gilt have exploded in popularity these past few years. Microsoft is hoping to collect all deals from these various sites and organize them for you in a nice little package. They plan to incorporate this service into their Bing search engine so that when users do a local search these deals will show up alongside the results.

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