07/18/2012, Microsoft unveiled a new architecture for Bing in May this year that included the nifty sidebar functionality, which promises to integrate with popular social networking platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. Today, the team behind Bing is announcing the sidebar integration with Foursquare. Beginning today, Bing users in the U.S. will be able to view public tips from Foursquare in the sidebar column on the right hand […]
06/25/2012, Google Maps, watch out! Microsoft has just announced that they will be throwing in 165TB of new images into Bing Maps, the software giant’s reply to the world of navigation. It is said that this particular data dump is the “largest satellite release to date” for Bing, and the entirety of it is not lost on us. In fact, Microsoft pressed the matter further by saying, “In fact, this release […]
06/21/2012, The past few weeks saw a revamp for Bing search, but that is not all there is to it. There is also a fresh new look for Image search this time around that will affect approximately 7% of the entire Bing search – which is a rather sizeable population, actually. No longer do you need to settle for thumbnails that actually stretch your visual ability to the maximum, it will […]
06/14/2012, Microsoft has officially revealed that the Windows Phone Maps traffic data would now be powered by data coming from Nokia. This means that Windows Phone users will get more data on more street, which translates to better alternative routes, which ultimately keeps you on time, and makes your boss happy, which puts food on your table (/jk).
06/07/2012, Following the new Bing user interface that Microsoft launched last week, Microsoft is announcing that it has partnered with Encyclopedia Britannica to work on a new feature that will integrate Britannica Online on the search results pages of Bing. Today, Microsoft is introducing a nifty feature that will give Bing users useful information related to their questions and keywords without having to visit a webpage. Microsoft describes the new “answers […]
06/01/2012, If Bing is your preferred choice of search engine or if you’re looking for something new, Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off its new UI for their search engine services. Now it seems that the new UI is currently limited to US users at the moment, but if you’re living overseas, changing your region setting should be able to load the new UI for you.
05/24/2012, Microsoft has just announced that Bing now uses Nokia’s Backend Services to retrieve traffic information and Geocoding (which means mapping information based on its geo-location). Both companies have been working on this for “a lot of time” according to Microsoft, and the overall goal is to get users better information so that they can get from one place to another quickly. It’s not like Bing Maps didn’t have traffic information […]
05/16/2012, Just a week after Bing underwent a major update which included the availability of a social sidebar feature, Microsoft is now releasing the new Bing in the U.S. Beginning today, people in the U.S. can give the new Bing a try at www.bing.com/new. The newly revamped Bing search engine now integrates search and people in social networks through a dedicated social sidebar. The sidebar, according to the team behind the […]
05/10/2012, This morning, we were at a press conference at Microsoft’s offices in San Francisco to see a demo of the revamped Bing search engine. Touted as a “new approach to search” by Microsoft, the new architecture features a three columns design, dividing the search activity in 3 distinct areas: Core Web Results, Snapshot and Sidebar (see picture in the complete article – or watch the demo). On the left, Core […]
04/27/2012, Yes, AT&T’s Translator app now has a rival of sorts (indirectly) in the form of the Bing Translator which will work across all Nokia Lumia smartphones – that would cover the Nokia Lumia 610, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 900. The Bing Translator will function as your very own personal assistant whenever you want to chit chat with someone else in a different language. Definitely ideal […]
04/16/2012, Microsoft has just issued an updated version of their Translator App for Windows Phone which is powered by Bing, and best of all is, it is a free download. Yes sir, you heard us right – this new Translator App for Windows Phone allows you to perform your very own translations of printed language with the help of your smartphone’s camera. You can point it at text documents, brochures, restaurant […]
03/30/2012, Good news for folks who use Bing Video to source for their online videos. Microsoft announced that it has rolled out and will be rolling out new features to improve the online video service. Available in all countries that currently support Bing Video, the improvements will make it easier to scan, explore and discover videos. Firstly, we’ll get larger and more informative previews in the results page. You no longer […]
03/27/2012, Bing and Skype fans have a new reason to rejoice. Microsoft announced today on the official Bing blog that it will be rolling out new rewards for Bing users. Over the next few days, it will be adding Skype Credit to the Bing Rewards redemption center. For 100 Bring Rewards Credits, members can trade them in for up to 60 minutes worth of Skype Credit (based on call rates of […]
01/20/2012, Don’t be surprised if you launch the Bing Maps app on a Windows Phone device in the future and you see it branded as a Nokia map – even if you’re not holding a Nokia phone. According to an interview Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, had behind closed doors with Pocket-Lint.com at CES 2012, we’re going to see a lot more of Nokia’s branding in Microsoft’s products in the future. This […]