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Bing’s iOS & Android Apps Providing Faster Searching

Bing’s iOS & Android Apps Providing Faster Searching

Posted by Paul Smith | February 5, 2016

Bing is making some big changes. The search engine’s last iOS update was only a couple of months ago, with December bringing Bing up to speed by adding third-party app integration, a bar code scanner, and in-store price comparisons to the features on offer. Now for February, Bing has again […]

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Bing’s Continuous Updates to Their Search Engine

Bing’s Continuous Updates to Their Search Engine

Posted by Paul Smith | January 22, 2016

Bing has come a considerable way since it was unveiled to the world in May 2009 by Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer at the ‘All Things Digital’ conferment taking place in California. That was six years ago, which is like a century in the digital world and in that time Bing […]

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Uber Looking to Break Away from Google Maps

Uber Looking to Break Away from Google Maps

Posted by Paul Smith | July 3, 2015

The cab booking company Uber has purchased mapping tools from Microsoft Bing, in a bid to reduce its reliance on the Google Maps service. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, warned employees last week that the company would be making some tough decisions in the future, and it appears that mapping […]

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Bing Revamps Its Mobile Rewards Program

Bing Revamps Its Mobile Rewards Program

Posted by Paul Smith | June 26, 2015

Bing has made several improvements to its mobile rewards program to make it easier for users to earn credits while they search, regardless of the device they are using. The new mobile Bing Rewards service will show users their rewards balance and offer suggestions for activities they can perform to […]

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Bing to Encrypt Search Data by Default

Bing to Encrypt Search Data by Default

Posted by Paul Smith | June 19, 2015

As a part of their plans to improve user privacy, Bing plans to start encrypting all search traffic by default as of this summer. Currently, users have the option to choose whether or not they want their search traffic encrypted. This option was introduced about 18 months ago, but many […]

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Bing Ads Disallows Plain Text Phone Numbers

Bing Ads Disallows Plain Text Phone Numbers

Posted by Paul Smith | January 9, 2015

Bing has just announced that it will soon stop displaying phone numbers in plain text. The announcement comes as part of a change to its editorial policy. Currently, phone numbers are displayed in Call Extensions and Location Extensions, as well as directly inside advertisements in the title, body and URL […]

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Bing Adds Emojis as Search Options

Bing Adds Emojis as Search Options

Posted by Paul Smith | October 30, 2014

On October 27th, Bing announced that it now recognises emojis as a search term. The announcement was made as part of a blog post by Nick Roberts, the senior program manager at Bing’s Relevance and Intent program. In the post, Roberts noted that mobile devices are ubiquitous and text messaging […]

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Bing Plans for Improved Image Search

Bing Plans for Improved Image Search

Posted by Paul Smith | September 25, 2014

Bing is currently working on making some extensive improvements to its usability, and one area of focus is image search. The search engine has just revealed its roadmap for improving the image search feature. This roadmap includes several major improvements to make Image Search more intuitive and also to make […]

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Lets be Friends: Bing Conversational Search

Lets be Friends: Bing Conversational Search

Posted by Paul Smith | August 18, 2014

In a recent post published on the Bing Webmaster Blog, Yan Ke, Principal Development Lead of Bings Relevance Team has stated that Bing has added the functionality to continue the conversation after a user of their search engine is provided with their answer. The premise behind this recent update is […]

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