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Microsoft Bing search gets a new look and features

Microsoft Bing search gets a new look and features

Microsoft has announced that it has made some changes to its Bing search engine. Microsoft says that Bing search gets a new modern design focused on simplicity and speed to provide a better search experience. Microsoft notes that it heavily researched the new interface and evaluated different fonts, spacing, color, visual scan patterns, the search box, and the underlying code.

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Bing product search update adds option to buy

Bing product search update adds option to buy

Microsoft has revealed a new way to search for products that's integrated into Bing, adding purchase functionality to skip directly visiting individual vendor pages. The roll out will happen over the next couple of months, with further modifications deemed necessary before release by the company in order to ensure product results appear at the appropriate times. Pricing and availability information from individual merchants will appear alongside standard search results in Rich Captions to give users a more robust experience.

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Microsoft to “sanitize” Bing for school use

Microsoft to “sanitize” Bing for school use

Students across the country will soon be using a cleaned up version of Microsoft's search engine ecosystem Bing, devoid (or so they hope) of content they're not especially fond of sending out to under-age citizens of the USA. Microsoft spoke up this week at the International Society for Technology for Education meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and dubbed the program "Bing for Schools."

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Bing Boards bring interest-specific content to search

Bing Boards bring interest-specific content to search

On Thursday, Microsoft detailed its Bing improvement efforts, which largely concern a variety of testing and experimentation that takes place unannounced, often without anything noticeable happening on the consumer end of things. One experiment, however, will be very visible to those who receive it, and for this reason it has been formally announced: Bing Boards.

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Windows Phone voice recognition gets accuracy boost and doubled speeds

Windows Phone voice recognition gets accuracy boost and doubled speeds

Windows Phone users may have noticed speedier results when using voice recognition in recent weeks, and depending on how well the feature works for them, perhaps also a slight increase in accuracy. This is because Microsoft has just announced a Bing update that has been getting pushed to users over the last few weeks, bringing with it a couple improvements.

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Bing Maps gets 270TB of Bird’s Eye imagery, largest update ever

Bing Maps gets 270TB of Bird’s Eye imagery, largest update ever

In an effort to keep competing with Google Maps, Microsoft has updated Bing Maps with nearly 270TB of new Bird's Eye imagery, which is Bing Maps' largest Bird's Eye update ever. Microsoft also expanded its Venue Maps to over 4,700 locations in 59 countries. Venue Maps allow users to see indoor maps of certain buildings.

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Bing Desktop update brings Facebook notifications and in-line search

Bing Desktop update brings Facebook notifications and in-line search

Microsoft has been rolling out updates to Bing Desktop on a fairly regular basis, having added support for Windows XP and more languages back in December, and having integrated Facebook content in March, among other features. Now that has been taken a step further with the latest update, which tosses Facebook notifications into the mix, as well as in-line search and a few other changes.

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Bing Translator gains support for Star Trek language Klingon

Bing Translator gains support for Star Trek language Klingon

Microsoft has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to bring Trekkies a translation tool essential for interplanetary communications: support for the alien language Klingon on Bing Translator. The feature was added in honor of the latest installment of the movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness, which hit theaters today. As with other languages, translation works both directions.

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Microsoft’s Bing integrates Facebook Likes and comments

Microsoft’s Bing integrates Facebook Likes and comments

Microsoft is continuously adding new features to its Bing search engine, and this time around the company has added integration for Facebook that allows users of the social networking site to comment and Like stuff directly in Bing search results. Microsoft has been researching ways to distinguish itself from Google, and it seems social is the way to go for them.

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Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Albert Shum, Windows Phone Design Studio General Manager, and Todd Simmons, Creative Director at Wolff Olins, announced at the Design Day 2013 Event in Norway that there will be some rebranding coming to Microsoft soon. There will be logo rebranding for several of Microsoft's services, including Bing, Yammer, Skype, and Xbox. They figured that since Windows 8, Microsoft, and Office all got new logos, why shouldn't these services?

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Bing Apps for Windows 8 get major updates

Bing Apps for Windows 8 get major updates

Late least year, Microsoft rolled out a half dozen Bing Apps for Windows 8 users, each one focused on a specific category, such as travel and sports. The apps were designed to offer "immersive vertical experiences," and now, about six months later, a big line of updates for them is being pushed out. Users can grab the updates now by heading into the Windows Store and selecting the updates notification.

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Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Microsoft’s Bing shows five times more malware than Google

Between Google and Microsoft's Bing search engine, Google has always reigned supreme as the most popular choice, and it's a good thing too, since a recent study found that Bing returned around five times more malware in search results than Google, meaning that Bing highlighted websites that contained malicious code of some kind.

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