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Windows 8.1 Update Goes Live Today

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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.  

Is Blippex the Next Big Search Engine?

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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. 

The Google Versus Bing Experience

Google is focused on reducing distractions whereas Bing seems focused on providing them.

Bing Ups the Search Engine Ante with Smarter Searches, Updated Design

Microsoft is upping the ante in its search war with Google, adding new features and an updated look for its Bing search service.

Bing News Updates to Showcase Trending Stories

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.

Google Boosts Search With In-Depth Article Results

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. 

Five Cool Things From Microsoft's Build Keynote #bldwin

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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. 

 

Windows 8.1 Preview Goes Live as Build 2013 Keynote Kicks Off

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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.

Bing Updates Social Sidebar with Facebook Integration

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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.

Klout Adding Clout to Bing's Search Results With Detailed Answers

klout_logo_2011.jpgHave 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. 

Bing Upgrades Apps For Windows 8, Adds Offline Capabilities

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.

Apple to Make US$ 1 Billion from Google to Remain Default Search Engine on iOS

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.

Microsoft's Bing Looks Over Shoulder, Sees Yandex Passing By

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. 

How FourSquare Works for Marketers

Companies want to be able to know where you are at all times so they can hit you up with an ad/sale/coupon/offer/message when you are at or near certain locations. Mobile devices make this pretty easy to do -- Foursquare makes it even easier. 

Microsoft Already Extending Office 365 2013 With 5 Bing Apps Including Maps, Image Search

It’s only three days since Microsoft launched Office 2013 and the online version through Office 365, but already it has started building it out. To be more precise, it is Bing that is building out Office 365 with the addition of five new apps that can be used with the new Office 365 Home Premium.

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