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Twist for Android hands-on: GPS notifications with an HTML5 spin

Twist for Android hands-on: GPS notifications with an HTML5 spin

There's a brand new app out there today by the name of Twist, made for Android and working with GPS map data as well as real-time traffic information to give your friends and colleagues an idea of how long it'll be before you're at the place you're headed to. Without revealing exactly where you are - this isn't a hyper-tracking sort of situation, it's just a bit of a guide. This app had been available before today on iOS, this release being unique in its implication of HTML5 for fabulous accuracy.

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Bing Social Results now available on Safari for iPad

Bing Social Results now available on Safari for iPad

On December 11, Microsoft rolled out an update to its Bing Social Results sidebar, which displays shared content from friends based on their social networking activity. Now, three days later, the company has announced another update to Social Results: support for iPad. Now iPad users who search with Bing will get to see the same friends' activity on the right side of the search engine as desktop users.

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Microsoft launches “Scroogled” anti-Google website to help shoppers

Microsoft launches “Scroogled” anti-Google website to help shoppers

Microsoft launched a new campaign that aims to inform Google users about how the search giant displays results on their Shopping page. Microsoft calls their new website "Scroogled", and it discusses how Google's new initiative for their Shopping section turns all results into paid ads, instead of actual relevant, helpful results.

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Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Windows 8 is here at last and, for the most part, we think it's pretty great. However, as with all new Windows installs, Internet Explorer and Bing are both present. Most people would rather leave those two behind and use different browsers and search engines instead, and today we're seeing Google capitalize on that. Google has launched a new "campaign" of sorts to get new Windows 8 owners using both its search engine and Chrome as quickly as possible.

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Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Google makes small gains in latest comScore search rankings

Analytics firm comScore has delivered its latest search engine rankings, and it probably isn't going to surprise you at all to hear that, for the month of September, Google remained the reigning king. The big G actually enjoyed a 0.3 percentage increase from August to September, climbing from 66.4% explicit search share to 66.7%. Others enjoyed small gains too, including Ask, which was up 0.3% itself, from 3.5% share to 3.8%.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 7, 2012

Friday is here once again, marking the beginning of the weekend. We need it too - we were traveling all around the country from press event to press event this week. Today, no such event took place, but that doesn't mean there was a lack of noteworthy news. There were tons of iPhone 5 rumors and news today, starting with the rumor that we might see one or two iPod lines get updated at Apple's upcoming press event. Speaking of that press event, Apple has started to prepare the Yerba Buena Center for its September 12 conference, and today we were told that the pricing structure of one of the iPhone 5's models might be similar to that of the iPhone 4S.

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Kindle Fire HD snubs Google with Bing integration

Kindle Fire HD snubs Google with Bing integration

There's still a lot we don't know about the Kindle Fire HD, but we've been finding out more piece by piece since the tablet was revealed yesterday. One detail that has surfaced today is that the Kindle Fire HD will be swapping default search engines. Amazon has updated the Silk browser, and with it comes the swap - Ubergizmo reports that Bing is now the default search engine for Silk, and by extension, the Kindle Fire family.

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Microsoft integrates Facebook tagging into Bing search results

Microsoft integrates Facebook tagging into Bing search results

There a lot of things that people all around the world search for daily using a search engine such as Google or Bing that could benefit from more personalized results from offered by friends. For instance, if you're looking for a good Italian restaurant in your city, it would help greatly to know if your personal friends on Facebook know one and have eaten there rather than simply relying on addresses returned in search results.

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Bing Maps gets 165 TB of new imagery

Bing Maps gets 165 TB of new imagery

Microsoft's Bing search engine has announced that its received the largest update to its satellite imagery database for its Maps so far. In fact, Bing says that this update is larger than all of its past aerial releases combined. The latest update weighs in with 165 TB of new data.

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Microsoft invites press to “Major Announcement” for Monday

Microsoft invites press to “Major Announcement” for Monday

This morning the press has been invited to a Microsoft media event that will take place in Los Angeles on the 18th of this month - that being this Monday. This event is being announced with what Microsoft is making out to be a super-secret cover, allowing attendees only to know the name of the city it'll be in until the morning-of, when the actual venue will be revealed. This event takes place just one week after Apple started their Worldwide Developers Conference off with a keynote that revealed both new hardware and new software for future systems.

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Bing adds Britannica Online Encyclopedia answers to search

Bing adds Britannica Online Encyclopedia answers to search

Microsoft's Bing search engine has added a new feature to make it easier for people using the search engine the find details on things they search for. Bing has added Britannica Online Encyclopedia Answers to search results. The search results are part of the partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica and provide details and a thumbnail image of items people search for.

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SlashGear 101: What is So.cl?

SlashGear 101: What is So.cl?

Microsoft has taken the covers off of their brand new "social searching" network in collaboration with Bing to bring you results that the whole social web generates. This is not a social network, nor is it a search engine - instead what you've got is a way to post news bits for your friends - or whatever you like, but mostly news bits we're going to go ahead and guess, and Bing will power it all. What makes this engine different from any other news sharing service out there, then?

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