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Bing begins roll out of HTML5-enhanced search interface

Bing's new HTML5-and-CSS3-enhanced search interface, which was first demonstrated back in September 2010 to showcase the power of IE9, has started to roll out. The most notable addition to the new interface is is smooth page transitions -- the fade in and out -- and navigation tabs (maps, images, videos, etc.) now persistently float at the top of the page. WinRumors is also reporting that a ...

Microsoft releases sexy Bing app for iPad

It's still a bit odd seeing Microsoft deliver apps for Apple's mobile platform. And it's even stranger still to see one as sexy as the new Bing app for iPad, which brings a slick, immersive search experience to Apple's tablet. Just as a regular search on bing.com will, the Bing app for iPad tailors the results it displays based on what you're searching for. There are loads of custom views, c...

Google demands veto on OEM Android changes, stretches definition of 'open source'

Google, according to reports from "a dozen executives working at key companies in the Android ecosystem" is finally locking down the open source and easily-fragmented Android operating system. As it currently stands, Google hands over the 'final' code for each version of Android, and OEMs and developers then spend some time customizing the OS to fit their hardware, and to create a unique an...

Microsoft files antitrust complaint against Google in Europe, showdown imminent

Microsoft, citing Google's tyrannical 95% share of the European search market, has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission. It's not like Microsoft is breaking any ground here -- the European Commission has been investigating Google's alleged violation of European competition law since November 2010 -- but there's no doubt that the addition of Microsoft's gravitas will affect the pr...

Bing mobile search gets HTML5 enhancements for iOS and Android

The Bing team has just delivered a major update to its mobile search. m.bing.com now utilizes HTML5 tech to deliver better image and iOS app search, as well as realtime directions and transit info to Android and iOS users. It gets better, too. If the update situation for Windows Phone 7 wasn't bad enough, the official blog post offers this sad-trombone style news for WP7 users: "If you have a W...

Google and Microsoft offer Japan tsunami and earthquake resources, Bing bungles it

Over the weekend, large corporations have been scrambling to offer support to the devastated north east of Japan, where a tsunami destroyed towns and farmsteads and looks set to claim over 10,000 lives. Google, as always, was the first to respond with a Google Person Finder for Japan. There is now a full Google Crisis Response page for the earthquake and tsunami, which is full of extensive r...

Bing Deals for iPhone and Android aggregates daily deals on m.bing.com

Bing has launched a new addition to its mobile portal for iOS and Android. Bing Deals gives you access to more than 200,000 unique offers in 14,000 cities and towns across the US. The data is aggregated from deals providers such as Groupon, Living Social, Restaurant.com, as well as many others. Bing Deals is powered by The Dealmap, "a leading source for people to find and share the best local d...

Bing is now the No.2 search engine worldwide

According to Web analytics company StatCounter, Bing has overtaken Yahoo in January to become the No.2 search engine worldwide. Once you see the numbers though, it's tough not to feel sorry for both Bing and Yahoo, since Google's global market share in February was 89.94% -- with Bing following at 4.37. And while Google has fallen below 90% for the first time since August 2009, the gap between ...

Bing Bar update brings slick Facebook integration, inbox alerts for Hotmail and Gmail

While the sight of a browser toolbar makes many cringe, the new Bing Bar actually packs some pretty cool features. For starters, the Facebook button provides handy drop-down access to your wall, notifications, inbox, and a slick photo widget. The email alerter handles Gmail and Yahoo! Mail in addition to Hotmail accounts, and you can click the icon for a heads-up display of your inbox. Other w...

Nokia gets Windows Phone 7, Bing, Xbox Live and Office in partnership with Microsoft

It's finally happened, Nokia's just announced that it'll be partnering Microsoft in a 'Broad Strategic Partnership' to not only take on Windows Phone 7 for future smartphones, but trade existing software technologies. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft executive himself, announced that he has managed to push through a union that'll see not only Windows Phone 7 taking primary duty on Nok...

Microsoft Insider app introduces users to Windows Phone 7

Got a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone? Looking for a an app to help you get familiar with your new device? Microsoft's Insider app does exactly that, offering a look at other top apps, phone-friendly wallpapers from Bing, tips on how to use your new mobile OS, and social networking updates from the WP7 team. Insider is the kind of app it would have been nice to see when Windows Phone 7 actua...

Bing caught copying search results from Google

In a case of Internet espionage that makes the antics of double agent Cold War operatives seem like frivolous child play, Bing has been caught stealing search results from Google with its Bing toolbar and IE8's Suggested Sites feature. Google first suspected foul play in May 2010. By October 2010, with Bing results beginning to look uncannily like Google's, it knew something had to be done abo...

Spam Clock illustrates the problem of link relevancy for Google, Bing, and other search engines

If you've wondered about the recent slow droop in search result relevancy, take a look at Spam Clock; watch the counter tick up, be amazed, or be appalled. Believe it or not, over 220 million spam Web pages have been created since January 1. That's one million spam pages per hour, or about 270 new spam websites every second. Spam Clock just scratches the surface of the problem, though. The real...

Bing Destinations serves up quick travel info for 3,000 cities worldwide

When you use your favorite search engine to pull up information about a particular city, Microsoft figures there's a decent chance you're thinking about traveling there. To help you research and make a decision faster, Bing has added Destination pages, which provide a one-page snapshot of travel information. 3,000 cities worldwide are supported at the moment, though you'll need to make sure yo...

Microsoft reveals Bing update with tabbed image search and Facebook integration

Microsoft's Bing search engine is getting a pile of new features, mostly focused on improving the search engine's visual experience, the company revealed Wednesday at the Bing Search Summit in San Francisco. Bing has added context-specific results for things like movies, sports tickets, and shopping, so you'll see relevant prices, locations and reviews tailored to your search. The coolest new f...