Review Category : Bing

 Today Experian Hitwise reported that the Bing-powered search comprised 28.62 percent of searches for the month, with Yahoo! Search and Bing receiving 15.39 percent and 13.23 percent, respectively. This report differs from the comScore data which was released few days ago which reported that Bing powered search lost ~1%. Take a look at the market share stat below, Source: Hitwise   ...

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Today Bing dropped its beta label in Australia to officially launch its desicion engine. Microsoft claims key features of  Bing are: Bing is task oriented – designed to help you get things done more quickly, with less queries Bing is visually organised – displays search results with more than just blue links Nearly 3 million Australians use Bing search engine each month and local Bing users are increasing. Traffic increased by more than 65% between June 2009 and Sept 2011. Also Microsoft has done localisation effort to match Bing with local customers. Bing Australia partners and suppliers include: Australian syndicated content provider HWW, Navteq/Nokia, Sensis and Australian photographers for local Bing homepage images. Thanks to these partnerships, there are now more than 1,000 Australian attractions covered by the Bing ‘attraction feature’ and more than 1.25 million Australian local business listings in Bing local. You can read the full press release ...

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Bing Weekly Ads is a new section under Bing Shopping that lets you find the local store’s weekly deals. For example, you can fix your location as Redmond, WA and you will have list of stores to choose from. If you click staples, you will be presented with the above screen where you can find the current weekly deals in the particular store. You already have Sears, Macy’s, Staples, Radioshack and Best buy in the current list. You can check it out here and for example Redmond, WA deals at Staples here. ...

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Bing Editor’s Picks is a new section of Bing where websites are listed under different categories by Bing Editor’s manually. Bing editors selected these sites to make it easier and faster to find what you’re looking for. And we’ll be adding more sites with information we think you’ll want and collecting them right here. So select one of the topics below and let us know what you think. Its US only, you can check it out here. Thanks to Kip from LiveSide for the help. Update: Bing has officially announced this feature today. How we choose sites The job of Bing editors is to enhance your experience on Bing. For example, when we know you’re looking for something really specific — like “How to use a semicolon” or “Free clip art”— we’ll provide a list of editorially selected sites on that specific topic (in addition to our algorithmic results) to help ...

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According to October Search market share results from ComScore, Bing-Yahoo Search market share fell 0.2% against Google. Its second month in a row where Bing market share almost fell flat. Bing and Yahoo dropped to 30% share of search engine market in America in October 2011, as per data provided by comScore.   The search alliance hit 30.2% shares for September, compared to exactly 31.0%shares in August. I think Bing should do something phenomenal to rekindle its market share growth. The momentum is so important in search engine business. Lets see how Microsoft plays it out. ...

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Today Bing Maps team announced two new updates for Bing Maps. First one is the updated sharing feature for Maps. You can now share maps through twitter, Facebook or send to mobile in single click. Second is the simplified process for finding directions between places. On Sharing, Send the URL: The URL links are shorter, thanks to our “binged.it” domain. But if you’re more of a traditionalist, just click the “Show full URL” link to see the expanded version. Post to Facebook and Twitter: You can now easily share your results, directions, places, and more on Facebook and Twitter with one click (well…technically two, but who’s counting?). Say it with SMS: If you’re in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, or Italy you can send search results and driving directions directly to mobile phones via SMS. Simply click the Send/Mobile links attached to eligible business listings, popups, and direction ...

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Bing central is a new hub to manage everything you do with Bing. Right from your preferences to rewards, you can do everything in single place. Missions: New to Bing? Want to learn more? With Bing Central you will find guided “missions” through Bing which, when you’re signed up, allow you to, earn Bing Rewards credits. The missions walk you through everything from planning a night out, how to see what your friends like on Facebook to finding out when your favorite TV show will air next. Rewards: If you use Bing, you can get rewards including gift cards, , Microsoft points, premium subscriptions and more. You can sign up, redeem your credits, discover new ways to earn and take part in sweepstakes directly from Bing Central.   Preferences:-Filter content, set search language or location, with a few clicks you can customize your preferences. Search History-See all of your recent ...

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Yesterday Bing announced the partnership between Mozilla Foundation and Microsoft to release a customized version of Firefox. The new custom version of Firefox comes with Bing as the default search engine and many other things.  Firefox with Bing offers the latest version of Firefox with Bing set as your home page and the default setting in the search box and AwesomeBar (where you can also type in queries as well as Web addresses). If you already have the latest version of Firefox, then you just need to download the Bing Search for Firefox Add-on to set the same preferences. You can download Firefox with Bing at Firefoxwithbing.com ...

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Apple’s Siri voice assistant feature supports Microsoft Bing search engine too. Danny Sullivan from Search engine land discovered it. When Siri can’t find the answer by itself, it does a web search automatically. Or else you can say “Search the web for …..” to perform a web search. Both of the above uses Google as the search engine. But you can ask Siri to do web search using Bing too. Just say “Search Bing for ….”. For example, “Search Bing for Steve Ballmer News” or “Search Bing for weather” or “Search Bing for Search Engine Land” gives the above search results. Source: Danny Sullivan via: Search Engine Land ...

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At Web 2.0 conference yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed many things with John Battelle on stage. 1) When asked about Yahoo: “Times change, times change,”, He laughed. The later he added that “You get lucky sometimes.” He also mentioned that Yahoo is now a great partner for Microsoft is search and Microsoft is extending the revenue guarantee program with Yahoo for another year. 2) When asked about Bing: “I would issue you all a kind of challenge to try any search you want on Bing and Google,” Ballmer said, explaining that 70% of the time, there won’t be any difference in the results, that 15% of the time, Bing will be better and 15% of the time, Google will be better. 3) When asked about social at Microsoft: “We don’t need to take every battle”. He emphasized that Xbox LIVE and Windows LIVE are the social space that Microsoft has decided to take on ...

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Bing’s continuous growth in the search engine market share ended last month according to report from ComScore. Bing was in a positive growth story every month when comScore releases search reports, but for the month of September Bing’s marketshare fell flat at 14.7%. Google gained .6% whereas Yahoo lost .8%. Yahoo’s current market share numbers are their lowest percentage in their history according to some reports. Hope Bing continues its growth from next month after the rest in September.. ...

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Microsoft has not announced it yet, but they appear to be cooking a new, more serious Daily Deals site backed by white label Deals service Tippr. The service allows you to sign in using Windows Live and Facebook, and encourages users to share deals by offering Sweetner deals that gets better the more people participate. What is a sweetened deal? It’s a deal that gets better over time. Some of the deals that appear on Bing Deals will get a better value as more deals are purchased. For example, a deal may start off as $10 for $20 at Some Corner Bakery. If enough people purchase the voucher, the deal hits the sweeten point and it becomes $10 for $25! No matter what, you will always pay the same amount for the deal you purchase, but what you get for your hard earned dollars goes up! The cool thing about ...

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The relationship between Bing and Facebook just got deeper. Facebook and Bing are already collaborating on Bing Social search results, Bing maps powering Facebook’s location services and now on Bing Translator for Facebook pages. By this new feature on Facebook, people can enjoy Facebook Page content regardless of the languages that they know, they can click translate button next to like button to do the translation in their language. The service is powered by Bing Translator/Microsoft Translator. From Facebook’s announcement, Today we launched a new translation tool that enables people to translate posts directly inline on Facebook Pages through Bing Translate. With this service, we are making it even easier for people to enjoy Page content on Facebook regardless of the languages that they know. When someone clicks on the translate button on a public Page post, a Bing translation will appear in a popout window. People then have the ...

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Bing team today announced the updates version of Bing Autos which helps you to find your desired vehicle based on your needs. With Bing Autos, you can do the following, With Bing Autos, you can browse criteria that’s relevant to you. On the left hand side of the screen, you can quickly filter across a breadth of categories including make, body-style, miles per gallon and year. Once you’ve found a car that you like, Bing Autos lets you compare it to a similar vehicle in a matter of clicks. For example you could compare a Ford Fiesta sedan vs. a Ford Fiesta hatchback or compare the Ford to a Hyundai Accent. More details at Bing blog. ...

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Today Bing Maps team announced the launch of Airport maps which will join Mall maps in the list of venue maps. Airport maps include information on parking garages, ticket counter location, terminals and gates, baggage claims, currency exchange and more. Also you will also see a sortable directory of airlines, cafes and restaurants. From Bing blog, Finding Airport Maps We’ve made locating airport maps an easy task from your desktop. There are two ways to do this: 1. Just search for the airport (by name, city, or even code) on Bing Maps, and zoom in using map. 2. Search for your flight status on Bing (for example: CO 1665), and click on the map link besides the airport to see its map. You can also view different levels within your selected venue by clicking the “Level” button at the top of the screen and then selecting the correct level from ...

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