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Microsoft, News Corp. Discuss Web Pact

Microsoft, News Corp. Discuss Web Pact

Microsoft and News Corp. have held discussions about a partnership that could result in News Corp. removing its newspaper content from Google's search engine while continuing to feature it on Microsoft's online properties.


Microsoft Drops Bing’s Beta Tag, Launches Bing Maps In UK

Microsoft is shedding the beta tag for its custom Bing search engine that caters to users in the United Kingdom with a localized offering.


Bing Adds Wolfram Alpha to Search Results

Microsoft seems to have decided that this week is “roll out new features” week for its upstart search engine Bing. Yesterday the search engine infused new features into Bing Maps, and it also transformed MSN Video into Bing Video.


Web 2.0 Summit: Bing Wins Facebook, Twitter Partnerships

Microsoft has struck non-exclusive search deals with Facebook and Twitter to integrate real-time status updates and tweets into Bing's search results. Microsoft online services division president Qi Lu and Yusuf Mehdi ...


Twitter in Google, Microsoft licensing talks: report

Microblogging service Twitter is in advanced talks with Google Inc and Microsoft Corp about licensing its data feed to the companies' search engines, a Web blog associated with the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.


Did Bing's Growth Spurt Come to a Halt in September?

Did Bing's Growth Spurt Come to a Halt in September?

After months of slow but steady increases in its market share, Bing's share of the search market in the US and globally fell for the first time in September.


What Does Google's High Customer Satisfaction Rating Mean for Bing?

According to the results of a new survey by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, Google's users are extremely happy with their search engine. Google scored 86 points out of a possible 100, followed by Yahoo with 77 points.


Google Loses Search Market Share … to Yahoo?!

A week and a half ago, we highlighted numbers from StatCounter that demonstrated that Google was losing market share to Bing. This made sense: Bing is a new search engine with heavy marketing and compelling features.


Google search share drops as Bing gains momentum

Google search share drops as Bing gains momentum

Bing's share of the search market grew another percentage point in July, indicating that some of those initial users may be sticking around for the long haul.


Microsoft Page Hunt Game to Improve Search?

Microsoft just launched Page Hunt, a game that presents web pages to players and asks that they guess key words to hunt them down. In the past, RWW has covered a number of search relevancy projects that incorporate human computational power including Semanti. But few projects have been presented to volunteers in such a fun and easy way.


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