The sprawling inquiry into the extent of Russian attempts to purchase ads on the US internet before the 2016 federal elections has expanded to yet another digital giant, with Microsoft confirming that it has launched an internal investigation into whether it sold such advertisements via its Bing search engine.
Microsoft claims Bing, its search engine for people who have just unboxed a new computer and are trying to find out where to download Chrome, is bigger than you think.
On Thursday morning, people began pointing out that there was a penis hiding on Bing’s homepage.
In Bing Maps, a street view at the corner of Pennington Avenue and Hazel Street in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay neighborhood shows a single police car, two officers, and what appears to be a man in the middle of the street bleeding from the skull.
Bing, Microsoft’s version of Google, just learned the hard way that fucking up your translation service is a bad way to win friends on the internet.
Google is pretty much everywhere. It’s in your smartphone, car, and maybe even your watch— but there’s still nothing like searching Google on a desktop computer. To this day, about 64 percent of US web surfers use Google as their primary search engine.
Google is famous for integrating tiny, handy features directly into its search results. With a new in-line live code editor that pops up when you search for programming questions, Bing may just have beaten Google at its own game.
Google’s venerable (and profitable) search engine is well known for offering useful tools beyond its core functionality, and Microsoft has been tricking out Bing with a few extra features of its own—such as an app for tuning your guitar right from the search page. Here’s how to make sure you’re playing in tune using…
Microsoft just stepped on Google’s toes, beating the search giant to the on-demand info finish line. Bing now has Now on Tap superpowers, thanks to an update that hit the Play Store this morning.
Welcome to another week of apps. Android gets all the cool stuff with an awesome Bing upgrade and your next mobile gaming addiction. iOS is all focused on the camera, and Windows Phone wants to make you more productive. Let’s take a look.
In its continuing efforts to show how cool and down with the kids it is, Microsoft has just added a video game from 1972 to Bing. Yes, this will consume all your remaining spare time this evening.
Bing finally decided to encrypt all search traffic. Which is good news for Bing users and privacy. That said, Goggle did this almost two years ago.
If you've always looked longingly over the Fence of Babel at all those foreigners making jokes that you know would be funny, if only you could understand them, then fear not: Twitter has harnessed the power of the internet's second-best translation tool into its service.
News from the land of unloved search engines: yesterday, both Bing and Yahoo had an outage (don't worry, I didn't notice either), caused by a coding booboo from Microsoft.
No, it's not just you; it looks like some of Microsoft's services are down right now. That includes Outlook, Hotmail, and Bing.
Facebook and Microsoft have had a relatively long-standing partnership when it comes to search: for years, Facebook searches would also show Bing results, and Bing queries have thrown up results from your friends. But history seems to mean very little to Facebook, which appears to have quietly killed Bing results.
The Bing search engine will now give you results if you use emojis instead of words in your search query.
The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil's favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighborhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country's residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets…
You may have seen this hilarious image floating around recently with the caption: "Googler leaves to join Bing at Microsoft. Here's the cake his co-workers gave him."