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Bing introduces political bias filter for election news

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Well, that’s something to differentiate yourself with Google. In its election coverage, Bing has introduced an option to filter out election news that disagrees or agrees with your political leanings. So, if you don’t like seeing the New York Times and NBC News because they are biased to the left; or Fox News and Washington Times because they’re biased to the right, now you don’t have to see it. This […]

Bing gets a redesign, adds Facebook support – and only available in the US

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Bing, for some reason, has a different look for its search results when you switch to the US version. It has a more ‘Metro’ look with plenty of whitespace and not that horrible gradient at the top – like every other international version of the search engine. Well, now, it’s getting some new things – and like usual, will only be available to the United States. Sort of annoying since […]

OPINION: Windows Phone: Sweet on the outside, sour on the inside

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One thing that I’m getting a little sick of is people who stick up for Windows Phone, but haven’t actually used it full-time. I remember first seeing when Windows Phone Series 7 was announced. I also remember eventually using it in store. It was smooth, fast and I really liked the look of metro. I was excited. Finally, an alternative to iOS and Android which….looks good! Eventually I ended up […]

ninemsn gets revamped logo, homepage design

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In 2009, MSN.com, Microsoft’s popular web portal, got a complete overhaul with a clean, new logo and attractive new design. And now, almost 2 years later, ninemsn (Nine Entertainment Co. and Microsoft’s joint venture) will be getting the same treatment. The new logo is the same as it’s American counterpart, but the homepage is rather different, allowing small customisations. For instance, you can add custom links to the top of […]

TECHGEEK Tips 7: How to search with Bing

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It may sound stupid, but yes, today’s topic is how to search with Bing and how to search using it. (Apparently, it’s an issue). As well, it’s not James who is doing this tip, it’s Stewart, so we basically have no say on what is happening. Terence is recording the next tip, so at least we can be a bit prepared. And apologies for bursting your eardrums. And no, we […]

Yahoo begin transition to Bing

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Yahoo has said today that it will start its transition to Microsoft’s Bing, a deal that was struck last year after a two-year on-and-off discussion of a tie-up, with the first two countries to use Bing’s search technology and not in-house will be the US and Canada. Users will be able to identify if Bing is powering their search results with a “Powered by Bing” graphic on the bottom of […]

Bing could replace Google as Safari default search

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Apple is currently in talks with rival Microsoft to replace Google with Bing as its default search engine on the iPhone, according to two sources talking to BusinessWeek. The deal could also see a small dent to Google’s profits from mobile search, as it currently makes money from showing advertising. However, in order for Microsoft to take over from Google, as BusinessWeek notes, it would have to give Apple more […]

MSN no longer blue, adds Twitter and Facebook

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Microsoft has revealed its updated design and logo to its MSN.com homepage, hoping to stay relevant in a battle between Yahoo and AOL. The site, though not receiving the same amount of attention than Bing or its Windows Live services, still remains a significant source of traffic for both sites and a crucial part of Microsoft’s online division. The redesign, that has been in the works for months, will see […]

BREAKING: Microsoft, Yahoo announce new partnership on advertising and search

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After speculation of the future of Microsoft and Yahoo talks, both parties have announced that they have forged a new agreement that will see Microsoft’s new Bing search engine powering Yahoo, while Microsoft will hand off search advertising to Yahoo. The new deal, which is a huge coup for both parties, will allow Yahoo and Microsoft to compete with Google – as it no longer has to go through the […]

Bing outperforms Yahoo in US, Australia

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It looks like Microsoft’s renamed Windows Live Search, Bing, is not a joke after all, as StatCounter has recorded that on June 4, the website managed to beat Yahoo, by taking some of the market share from Google – which is a big deal, as Google typically ranges above the 80 percent mark.