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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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Bing beats Yahoo globally for first time

Bing beats Yahoo globally for first time

The latest stats for search engine use have come in from metrics firm StatCounter. According to the firm, Bing has passed Yahoo globally in the number of users for the first time ever. The research firm has noted that Bing reached 4.37% of the global search market in February whereas Yahoo has 3.93% of the global search market.

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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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