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Beware: New coronavirus tracking app infects phones with malware

March 16th, 2020

Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic by releasing dangerous malware disguised as COVID-19 tracking apps. Don’t download any unfamiliar Android apps outside of the Google Play store, especially if they’re related to the coronavirus outbreak. Microsoft has released an actual COVID-19 tracker that is being updated all the time, so it’s a great …

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Oscars 2016: Can Bing’s predictions outperform the pros?

February 26th, 2016

The 88th Annual Academy Awards are happening on Sunday and Microsoft’s Bing search engine has released its predictions for this year’s winners. Bing has proven itself to be pretty adept at making predictions in the past, so it’s definitely something worth paying attention to if you’re making bets on which actors and movies will win the …

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Bing’s pre-debate prediction: Trump will win Iowa and all other Republican primaries next month

January 28th, 2016

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is very accurate at predicting things. Whether it’s sports results, American Idol winners or politics, Bing’s really good. And Bing already has predictions for the February caucuses and primaries, for both Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are seen as major winners, and it’ll be interesting to see whether the …

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Bing is hiding an awesome easter egg in its search results

August 26th, 2015

For most people, Bing hasn’t yet come close to supplanting Google as their search engine of choice. But Microsoft’s Bing team, to its credit, keeps on plugging away, slowly but surely refining and improving their search results over time. Bing is also getting a bit better at harnessing some of that search whimsy that Google has …

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The impossible has happened: Bing has become relevant

April 16th, 2015

For a long time, it looked like Bing would just go down in history as a failed attempt by Microsoft to compete with Google. But recently something strange has happened: Instead of continuing down the road to Zunedom, Bing has actually started to become relevant and it now has a respectable U.S. search market share …

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Microsoft: Xbox and Bing aren’t going anywhere

May 28th, 2014

Speaking at Re/code’s conference in California, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella assured gamers that the company doesn’t plan to sell its Xbox division, despite what many people advise Microsoft to do. Furthermore, he said that the company doesn’t plan to sell its Bing search business either.

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Microsoft is giving Cortana Google Now-like powers

April 16th, 2014

In addition to creating its own voice-based virtual assistant that can stand its ground against Siri and Google Now, Microsoft appears ready to offer even more personalized search features to users in order to better compete against its main rival when it comes to search. The company on Wednesday announced on its Bing blogs that …

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Even Windows Phone users refuse to search with Bing

January 15th, 2014

It doesn’t seem likely that Microsoft plans to give up on Bing anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean its customers are following suit. According to a tweet from Kantar Worldreport, Windows Phone users only resorted to searching with the default engine 52% of the time in Q4 2013. The rest are “actively avoiding the integrated …

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Ballmer fights back against Bing, Xbox doomsaying

November 19th, 2013

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer knows that a lot of investors have their knives out for Bing and Xbox, but he’s not having any of it. GeekWire reports that in his last-ever shareholder meeting as CEO, Ballmer vigorously defended Microsoft’s search engine and game console divisions by claiming that both are an integral part of …

Why Should Microsoft Keep Bing

Making the case for keeping Bing

November 11th, 2013

There’s been a lot of chatter lately from former Microsoft insiders and even reportedly from prospective Microsoft CEO candidates about killing off both Xbox and Bing, two divisions within the company that have repeatedly proven to be unprofitable. Ars Technica’s Peter Bright has written a spirited defense of both divisions, however, and makes a persuasive argument …