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Nokia CEO: Xbox Live on Nokia phones

Nokia CEO: Xbox Live on Nokia phones

"The game has changed from a battle of devices to a war of ecosystems" Nokia CEO Stephen Elop insists, taking the stage at the company's press event this morning. "The entire industry is founded on optimism ... and I am an optimist. Together we will deliver a great ecosystem." The news, Elop says, will mean the availability of Bing, Xbox Live and Microsoft Office to Nokia devices.

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Microsoft cannibalizing MSN to drive Bing growth?

Microsoft cannibalizing MSN to drive Bing growth?

Microsoft has been accused of "artificially propping up" Bing, with allegations that its much-vaunted Bing growth has in part been achieved by cannibalizing the MSN portal. According to the NYPost's sources, Microsoft is redirecting an increasing amount of MSN searches to Bing results pages, while headlines that lead to Bing on the MSN homepage have increased from 20- to 50-percent in the past quarter.

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Facebook Visited More Than Google in 2010, Traffic Analyst Firm Says

Facebook Visited More Than Google in 2010, Traffic Analyst Firm Says

To be "bigger than Google" in the tech world is a pretty big feat. But for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, it's something that he can officially mark off of his "to-do" list, if he's got one. According to Hitwise, a traffic analyst firm, the social networking site has officially surpassed the search giant as the most visited website in 2010, and by a pretty significant margin, no less. These numbers, though, reflect traffic based in the United States only, though.

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Microsoft Bing refresh adds Facebook support; Bing 2.0 for iOS released

Microsoft Bing refresh adds Facebook support; Bing 2.0 for iOS released

Microsoft has given its Bing search engine a significant refresh, introducing new social networking features including Facebook integration, "device intelligence" which automatically shapes the search results based on the type of device you're browsing from, and a new version, Bing 2.0, for iOS devices [iTunes link]. The company has also come up with a new UI for Bing image searches, with a new set of sub-tabs for better filtering through different pictures.

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iPhone Google search could be dumped for Microsoft Bing?

iPhone Google search could be dumped for Microsoft Bing?

Hold off on the sarcasm; the rumor is bizarre enough on its own.  According to Business Week's sources, Apple and Microsoft are currently negotiating to make Microsoft Bing the default search engine on Apple's upcoming iPhone OS, a move which would replace Google.  Two sources have apparently told the publication that talks have been in progress for weeks: "Apple and Google know the other is their primary enemy" one explained, adding "Microsoft is now a pawn in that battle."

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