Bing News & Analysis
| Friday Jul 11, 2014
Update: Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the 2014 World Cup at Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro yesterday — boosting Cortana's record to 15 for 15.
Celebrity data scientist Nate Silver, take a seat. You too Google, machine learning gods.
Microsoft’s Cortana, the Siri equivalent on the Windows phone, has called every FIFA World Cup elimination round match correctly. That’s right, she’s 14 for 14.
On Wednesday she correctly predicted that Argentina would beat the Netherlands. In Tuesday’s game she said that Germany would beat Brazil. And as you keep going back through each game in the elimination round, you’ll see that she was right over and over again.
| Monday Jun 9, 2014
Google enhances e-commerce, Apple defaults to Bing and Foko goes desktop. Plus, customers most value efficiency and there's a new Neo.
Here's a sample of the latest news.
| Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Apple's latest operating system (OS) update, expected to be released next week, is called Mavericks.
Google's soon-to-be-released Android OS update will be called KitKat.
What is Microsoft calling its super-important Windows update that is supposed to motivate the world to migrate? Ah, Windows 8.1. So deal with it. Aside from an uncreative name, here is what you can expect from today's launch.
| Thursday Oct 3, 2013
Meet Blippex. While it's not yet used as a verb, it is being regarded as a contender in the search engine market. But not because it's the next Google.
| Monday Sep 23, 2013
Google is focused on reducing distractions whereas Bing seems focused on providing them.
| Tuesday Sep 17, 2013
Microsoft is upping the ante in its search war with Google, adding new features and an updated look for its Bing search service.
| Friday Sep 6, 2013
Keeping track of popular stories and social posts is getting a bit easier with Bing. The Microsoft-owned search engine’s news section has added a trending feature.
| Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
When users search for information, they are often after a definitive answer on a topic or term. Rather than wading through the search results, Google now offers curated answers via top articles to help enlighten the world.
| Thursday Jun 27, 2013
While the release of Windows 8.1 was the biggie at Microsoft's first keynote, there was lots of other smart, useful or fun features, either as part of Windows or from other areas, that are coming developers and users way as part of Microsoft's future plans.
| Wednesday Jun 26, 2013
The MSDN developer site looks like it can't handle the demand to watch Steve Ballmer and co show off the latest Windows wares and developer news. However, the Windows 8.1 Blue preview version is now available to download.
| Tuesday May 14, 2013
Keeping track of important Facebook updates can be a tedious process, especially if a person has a lot of contacts, but Bing aims to make this easier by integrating Facebook into its social sidebar tool.
| Thursday May 9, 2013
Have you been building up your Klout score through social activity, informative posts and connections? If so, you could be a Klout Expert, someone wise enough to get your content to the top of search engines thanks to a new initiative by the measuring company.
| Tuesday Apr 16, 2013
It's spring cleaning time, and Microsoft has been busy with Bing. In October it launched six new apps for Windows 8, which it extended to Office 365 at the beginning of February. This week, it announced on the Bing blog that it is now upgrading those apps.
| Tuesday Feb 12, 2013
Long have there been rumors of a deal between Apple and Google to keep Google as the default search engine on iOS devices. According to Scott Devitt in a recent investor report, One Morgan Stanley analyst has pegged that deal as one based on a per device sold basis, and it could be worth US$ 1 billion this year alone.
| Monday Feb 11, 2013
In the monthly race for search queries worldwide, Microsoft’s Bing search engine was beaten in November and December by… Yandex. If you’re asking, “What is Yandex?”, you obviously do not live in Russia.