At a Analyst Meeting currently ongoing Microsoft has illustrated its increasing reach in the US Search market with the above slide, which I think illustrates the accelerating gains there pretty well. As Microsoft’s market share grows there develops a virtuous circle where their search results improve due to more data and their income grows as advertisers are more likely to look beyond Google, drawing in more users and making the venture more sustainable. It is I am sure a circle Google would do anything to kill, but it has not been able to succeed so far in the last 2 years, and seems increasingly incapable of doing so. AllthingsD is coving the analyst conference (poorly) here. ...

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comScore have released their search market share  report today. Microsoft powered search continues to trend upwards while Google powered search slips. Both Bing and Yahoo increased their search market share while Google lost some points. From comScore, Month of August: U.S. explicit core search was up 9% y/y for the month of August a deceleration from +10% y/y in July. Google search was up 8.1%, Yahoo! up 2% and Microsoft up 44%. September Quarter (Quarter over Quarter) Pacing: We examine how the search quarter is pacing after the second month of the quarter. We define pacing as taking the reported period (month of July and August) and dividing it by the monthly average of the previous quarter. To that end, U.S. explicit core search is pacing up 2.7% q/q for 3QTD (vs. +2.8% as of July), with Google up 1.9%, Yahoo! up 4.7% and Microsoft up 5.2%. Share of Market: Google’s at share was 64.8% is ...

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Experian Hitwise have released their monthly stats for search market share in the USA, and the data continues to show an erosion of Google’s market share and growth in Bing-powered searches. In the 30 days July to August 2011 Bing and Yahoo search combined added nearly 1%, from 28.05 to 28.99, while Google dived around the same amount, from 66.05 to 65.09% of the market. Year on year the numbers are even more stark, with Google dropping from 71.59 to 65.09 percent, down 6.5%, while Bing-powered search increased 4.4% to 28.99 over the same period. While Google still has an overwhelming market share in the high 90% overseas, they make around 45% of their $30 billion plus revenue in USA, making each percentage lost by Google worth around $250 million. With Google still earning 97% of their revenue from the search business, the very unfocussed company, who makes a range ...

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Bing is currently testing a HTML5 Web app, and we can access it too. But the app is not completed, so its broken in many places, also it gives you an idea of how the app will be. Michael Gillett from MML have posted the above images showing search results and home page of new web app under testing. The app seems to be more optimized for touch, Windows 8 may be the reason behind it. Thanks to Tom Warren of Winrumors who tweeted the link to access this new web app. You can try it here, Bing.com/bingwin. ...

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Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz, has apparently just been fired , with CFO Tim Morse being installed temporarily in her place. The turmoil at the top may signify a change in strategy from the company, and while they still maintain they are looking for “organic growth” an insider has claimed “Yahoo is open to selling itself to the right bidder” according to TNW. Microsoft famously attempted to purchase Yahoo for $ 44.6 billion in 2008.  The company is currently trading for close to a third of the value to a market cap of $16 billion, and while Microsoft may once again by interested, I suspect on this occasion the only segment they would be interested in would be the search business, rather than the whole company. Microsoft already had an existing deal to provide the search back end for Yahoo, giving Bing a de facto 30% US market share. Do our ...

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Bing has started to roll out its new Metro-fied HTML5-enabled version, with users reporting the typical Windows Phone-like search buttons, smoother page transitions that fade in and out  and navigation tabs (maps, images, videos, etc.) now persistently floating at the top of the page. BingWatch, who obviously keeps a close eye on these things, reports the following changes: Text links to all eight sections include “Images,” “Videos,” “Shopping,” and others are now being moved to the top navigation bar.  The Facebook icon and the number of “Like” also moved up a little bit.  The new homepage also spotted with a larger font size for today’s hot topics "Popular now" at the bottom of the page. The old homepage has eight vertical links to sections include Images, Videos, and others, at left, on top of today’s background photo. The new homepage moved those eight links to the top navigation bar, on ...

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Microsoft has succeeded where Google failed, by renewing their data sharing deal with Twitter, something which Google recently failed with, terminating their Realtime search feature in the process. The renewal was revealed in a cutesy conversation on twitter between the official Bing and Twitter accounts, as recorded by The Next Web. With Google now in direct competition with both Facebook and Twitter with Google Plus, it is likely Microsoft will have much greater access to social networking data from these other companies to improve the attractiveness and accuracy of their own search engine, already pretty accurate but with a low user base. Via TNW.com ...

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VIEWING MEDIA IN THE CONTEXT OF STREET-LEVEL IMAGES A system for displaying hybrid image data produced by embedding additional media objects within street-level panoramic images includes a user interface through which a user may view, search for, and/or navigate through additional media objects in the context of browsing a virtual environment of a location at street level. In response to user input indicating a request to view a geographic location and/or an additional media object, street-level panoramic image data associated with the geographic location, in which one or more additional media objects also associated with the geographic location have been embedded, may be provided for display through the user interface. The user interface may be provided by a client device including one or more processors that receive hybrid image data produced by one or more processors of a server and display the image data to the user. Automated Acquisition of ...

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Bing for iPad app which got released few months back got some great feedback and reviews so far. The app has got tremendous rating of over 4.7 from more than 5000 reviews in Apple’s iTunes store. Today, Bing team announced a new update to the app with many new features, From Bing blog, From our research, we know that many searches are inspired by things people see on the web. Today, it can be somewhat painful to search on a tablet when you’re engaged in reading something; just copying and pasting pieces of text from a webpage to a search box can take up to nine steps on the iPad. With Lasso you can circle and search in just two steps. This release also includes: an improved movie experience that now lets you view multiple showtime days and theaters, the ability to swipe through the last six Bing homepage images, ...

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As rumored months ago, today Microsoft and Baidu announced their partnership on web search service. As a result of the partnership, Bing will power the English language search queries on Baidu. Baidu is the No.1 search provider in China with more than 75% marketshare. The marketshare is on the raise after the Google’s exit from China’s market. This deal will also provide a significant position for Microsoft’s Bing in China where it has negligible marketshare. From Microsoft China blog, (Translated using Bing translator because the content is in Chinese, bare with it) Today, Baidu Bing announced partnership with Microsoft, English-language search services for Chinese users combined. This collaboration means that Baidu provides users with the leading Chinese-language search services on the basis of, began by working with Bing provides world class English search service for your users. It is reported that Baidu and Bing collaboration product after online during the ...

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Speech Recognition and Speech process are becoming an integral part of evolving NUI. Its atleast evident from the case of Microsoft Kinect. Game Developers and gamers around the world are now enjoying the voice recognition capabilities provided by Kinect. Recently Microsoft showed at E3, its upcoming version of Xbox Dashboard which fully supports Human Voice for controlling the console. Microsoft’s Bing also provides voice search to its users through which they can search the web. At an press event yesterday, Google shared some interesting stats on voice search queries. Mobile speech inputs at Google have grown by a factor of six and two years of non stop speech comes into Google’s mobile search every day. Microsoft shared much more impressive and interesting numbers on voice queries. Here are they, Number of voice queries per day on Tellme platform: · 11 billion+ speech requests each year on the Microsoft Tellme speech ...

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Few weeks before reported about Amazon Product Reviews Integrated Into Bing Search Results. Now its Yahoo Answers being integrated into Bing search results page. When your search term is similar to a question in yahoo answers, then you will be provided with best answer, other answers and full question option at the side of the Yahoo Answer search result. When you hover over any of there options, you will be shown with the answers.. Really cool ! ! Also Google is holding an event tomorrow to shows its latest innovations similar to the one it held last year to show Google Instant search feature. Lets see what Google has in their sleeves.. ...

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The Baidu Charitable Foundation and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (The Gates Foundation) founded a strategic charitable alliance on Saturday, in a bid to work for a healthy, smoke-free environment both in China and around the world. Bill Gates joined forces with Robin Li, CEO of China’s answer to Google-Baidu during his second trip to China, to form a charitable organisation which will help people to quit smoking. Li received a link analysis patent in 1996 which would eventually make him one of China’s richest citizens and has said Gates had always been a role model to him even before he began Baidu. He pledged that they will increase smokers’ awareness of the dangers of active and passive smoking. They also intend to spread the health alliance’s initiatives and health messages via online community.  The open-ended public health alliance will be active in China and around the world. The health consequences of ...

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According to comScore, Google Sites led the U.S. explicit core search market in May with 65.5 percent market share (up 0.1 percentage points), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 15.9 percent and Microsoft Sites with 14.1 percent. Ask Network accounted for 2.9 percent of explicit core searches, followed by AOL, Inc. with 1.5 percent. Totally Google powered searches accounted for 67.8 percent of searches , while 26.5 percent of searches were powered by Bing. So its a flat month. ...

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Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com) team today announced their latest update to their service. The latest updates make it easier to share on Facebook, access news, see local listings and directions in one view, reference past searches and view trending topics. From Bing blog, Share on Facebook – Easily share images, local business details, and, applications (only on iOS devices) with your Facebook friends, making it easy  for them to learn, comment and “Like” what you find interesting and you to get their opinion while on the go. News – Whether you’re looking for the latest entertainment news or sports scores, get the day’s news straight from your Bing for Mobile browse home page with the touch of a button.  For headline news, we added a carousel that lets you to quickly flip through the headlines so you’ll never miss a beat or scroll down to see the top three ...

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Bing today announced its updates to Bing webmaster tools that enables them to manage their websites for Bing search engine. It will drive more visitors to your site using Bing data on search queries, crawling and search traffic. Some of the major features and improvements Bing Webmaster account users are listed below. Crawl delay configurable by the hour Users can ask us to crawl slower during peak business hours and have us crawl faster during off-peak hours Simple drag-and-drop functionality allows you to create a crawl graph by clicking and dragging your mouse pointer across the graph. You can easily fine tune by clicking individual columns, too. Feature enables dedicated pre-set crawl settings for AJAX websites Index Explorer This is a complete rewrite of the Index Tracker backend focusing on the following tenants: Freshness Performance Extensibility Reduced machine footprint Stability and failure detection New sites will have Index Explorer data the ...

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