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Microsoft launches Bing for Android and ActiveSync for Hotmail

August 30th, 2010

We have a couple quick Microsoft tidbits here. Today, Microsoft announced that the official Bing mobile application for Android is available to all Verizon customers. If you have a Verizon Android device, and don’t like the ease-of-use and integration that is provided with Google, you can run on over to the Android Market and download …

July search engine numbers out, Google down, Yahoo! up, Bing more of the same

August 17th, 2010

comScore has released their search engine numbers for July of 2010. The search market share numbers were gathered using a new methodology which only accounted for explicit searches (typing a search query in a text box) as opposed to including automated searches in the results (via hovered text for example). Analysts had predicted that removing automated searches would put …

Bing to be the one and only search engine for Windows Phone 7

July 21st, 2010

We knew that Bing was the default search engine for Windows Phone 7 handsets, but earlier information about the mobile OS suggested that carriers and OEM’s could change the search engine as part of the allowed customizations. Apparently that information, which was based upon leaked documents, is now incorrect. In a recent interview with Pocket-Lint, …

Foursquare looking to ink search partnership

July 19th, 2010

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley did not mince words when speaking with the U.K. paper The Telegraph. Crowley said, “Our data generates hugely interesting trends which would enrich search,” and went on to note that they were in talks with all the major search players including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!. “We can anonymise data and use …

Twitter handling 24 billion search queries per month

July 7th, 2010

Twenty four billion. That is how many times users are searching Twitter per month; a truly gargantuan figure. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone noted that twitter.com now handles roughly 800 million search queries per day, a 33% increase from April of this year. To put that number in perspective, Yahoo! handles roughly 9.4 billion search queries …

Verizon enters the Galaxy S fray with the Fascinate, U.S. Cellular tags along

June 28th, 2010

AT&T has the Captivate, T-Mobile has the Vibrant, and now Verizon Wireless has the Fascinate, it’s very own iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S. Featuring the same 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera and 1GHz Hummingbird processor as its siblings, the Fascinate also has a six-axis motion control for an enhanced gaming experience, Swype virtual keyboard, …

Amazon looking to partner with Bing to provide shopping results

June 16th, 2010

The Business Insider has a source who claims that Amazon is in talks with Microsoft to be the partnered provider of shopping search results for Bing. The move comes after Microsoft announced they would shut down their “Cash Back” program on July 30th. The deal, as TBI puts it would give Amazon ownership of “the …

Rumor: Bing to be default search provider in iPhone OS 4?

May 28th, 2010

TechCrunch is citing a “reliable source” who claims that Bing will be getting the nod as iPhone OS 4’s default search engine once the finalized code is pushed out to the masses. Search rival Google has been the default iPhone search provider since its inception in 2006; an honor for which Google allegedly pays close …

Bing for Windows Mobile updated to support turn-by-turn navigation

May 12th, 2010

Microsoft threw its Windows Mobile faithful a bit of bone today by updating its Bing application with free turn-by-turn navigation. When using Bing to find directions, a new “navigate” button will allow users to navigate to their destination using voice prompts. The navigation is (obviously) powered by Bing Maps, while the voice components are provided …