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Bing prototype app video leak shows improved voice functionality

Bing prototype app video leak shows improved voice functionality

A video has been posted over at MSFT Kitchen showing off what is said to be a prototype of the Bing app for Windows Phone, which was demonstrated at an employee-only Microsoft event. The event is said to have taken place earlier this month, and to have been used to show off "future technologies." The prototype Bing app features multiple improvements over the current app.

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Microsoft rolls out Bing Desktop update, offers integrated Facebook feature

Microsoft rolls out Bing Desktop update, offers integrated Facebook feature

Microsoft rolled out its Bing Desktop app back in 2012, allowing users to easily get the backgrounds visible on Bing.com to use as desktop wallpapers, along with a desktop search box and a couple other features. Now the company has rolled out a new update, which brings with it a handful of new features, including integrated Facebook content.

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Bing Maps updated with 13 million square kilometers of updated imagery

Bing Maps updated with 13 million square kilometers of updated imagery

Microsoft has announced that Bing Maps has received a major update, with in excess of 13 million square kilometers of satellite imagery being updated. With the updates, the base satellite imagery is now comprised of 15 meters per pixel, giving a high-resolution look at the world from the comfort of your laptop or mobile device.

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Bing falls in the rankings, is replaced by Russian search engine

Bing falls in the rankings, is replaced by Russian search engine

It's an embarrassing day for Bing, with the search engine officially falling in ranking under the apparently not-completely-obscure Russian search engine Yandex, which now holds steady as the fourth largest search engine in the world. This information comes from a ComScore report that shows Yandex as hitting a higher number of users per month in both November and December 2012 than Microsoft's offering.

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Bing makes it’s case for your one-stop Valentine’s Day resource

Bing makes it’s case for your one-stop Valentine’s Day resource

This week the folks at Microsoft have made it clear that they're aiming for Google's throat with a loving dose of all-out Valentine's Day coverage straight from Bing - full of love, of course! This coverage comes in the form of not just Windows Phone-centered functionality for all your Valentine's Day needs, but both the Bing mobile site and the Bing app as well. Once you've gone to m.bing.com or downloaded Bing from your smartphone or tablet's own app store, you'll be well on your way!

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Office 365 Home Premium now has Bing Apps for Office

Office 365 Home Premium now has Bing Apps for Office

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Home Premium now has Bing Apps for Office, which integrate Bing-powered apps in the office suite. There are a total of five Bing apps that have been added for Excel and Word, adding a handful of functionality that was previously unavailable. The apps have all been rolled out, and are available now.

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Bing Tags get a boost, are now publicly displayed

Bing Tags get a boost, are now publicly displayed

Bing Tags is a simple, yet rather convenient method to tags friends in search, and starting today, the tags can now be made available to the Internet at large. Before being made publicly available, the tagged individual must approve the tag, at which point it will show up in search results. The system utilizes Facebook, but allows tagging on any search result for the public to see.

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Bing integrates additional Facebook content into Search

Bing integrates additional Facebook content into Search

Bing has announced that starting today, more Facebook content will be provided in Search than any other time. With the update, search results will now include Facebook content from friends that is relevant to the search term. This comes shortly after the announcement that Facebook is using Bing for indexing with its Graph Search.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Sluggish Google indexing drove us to Bing

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Sluggish Google indexing drove us to Bing

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has blamed Google's reactiveness to privacy concerns for negotiations between the two companies breaking down, pushing the social site into the arms of Microsoft's rival Bing engine. "Microsoft was more willing to do things that were specific to Facebook" Zuckerberg said at the launch of Facebook Graph Search yesterday, the Guardian reports, citing the speed and willingness to remove personal content that had previously been public, but which Facebook users subsequently made private, as key to the deal.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon started off with something of a bang with Facebook's big event, during which the company revealed the service's new Graph Search and explained the difference between the new feature and traditional web search. It also announced that it was partnering with Bing for search results in Graph Search, while we used the latest installment of SlashGear 101 to give you all of the details about this new feature.

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Facebook partners up with Bing to provide search results in Graph Search

Facebook partners up with Bing to provide search results in Graph Search

Facebook just introduced its newest feature, Graph Search, where you're provided with specific, catered searches of friends on Facebook and their respective interests and likes. However, CEO Mark Zuckerberg just pulled a "one more thing" trick on us and announced that Facebook is partnering up with Bing to bring web search results to Graph Search.

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Bing is now the official NORAD Santa tracker, but Google will still track Santa this Christmas Eve

Bing is now the official NORAD Santa tracker, but Google will still track Santa this Christmas Eve

Every year for as long as my daughter has known what a smartphone is she carries my phone around all of Christmas Eve checking where Santa is in the world constantly using the NORAD Santa tracker. For the last five years, NORAD has had a contract with Google making Google the official Santa tracking destination. However, that has changed this year.

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