Microsoft Bing adds Quora answers to its social sidebar

Microsoft is adding content from top contributors on the Quora question-and-answer site to the “social sidebar” on its Bing search results pages, trying to boost the usefulness of the feature. The results show up under the “People Who Know” section of the sidebar. For example, a search for “Harry Potter” on Bing now brings up a link… Read More


Microsoft decides to ‘part ways’ with Bing GM, who joins Google’s YouTube

Danielle Tiedt, who was the general manager of marketing for Microsoft’s Bing search engine, is joining YouTube to lead consumer marketing for the Google-owned property. A Microsoft spokesman says that the Redmond company made the decision to “part ways” with Tiedt, and that its decision was not related to her hiring by YouTube. Advertising Age… Read More


Microsoft Bing aims for bigger role in China with Baidu deal

Microsoft today confirmed an expanded partnership with China’s largest search engine, Baidu, to provide English search results to Baidu users in the country. The arrangement promises to give the Redmond company’s Bing search engine a bigger role in the world’s most populous nation. Microsoft, which previously partnered with Baidu on paid search results, issued this… Read More


Microsoft Bing gets big beachhead on BlackBerry

Most surreal moment of the day so far in the tech world: Steve Ballmer making a surprise appearance at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Fla. The Microsoft CEO was there to announce a new partnership with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion that will make the Redmond company’s Bing search engine the default search and… Read More


Data: Bing, Yahoo gain on Google

Microsoft Bing and Yahoo both posted gains in the U.S. search market in March, lifting their combined market share to more than 30 percent, according to the latest numbers from the Experian Hitwise market research firm. Meanwhile, Google slipped 3 percentage points, to less than 65 percent of the market, according to the firm’s data…. Read More


Bing, Yahoo chip away at Google

Some encouraging news for Microsoft today in its uphill climb against Google. The combination of Microsoft Bing and the Bing-powered Yahoo search engine rose to 28.48 percent market share in the U.S. in February, up from 27.44 percent in January, according to the Experian Hitwise research firm. Google, meanwhile, experienced some rare slippage, dropping from… Read More


Microsoft Bing preps for an HTML5 overhaul

Just how fancy do you want your search engine to be? Microsoft Bing is preparing to roll out a new set of features, including “search previews as you type,” “animations that make search come alive” and “seamless transitions between pages.” It’s a far cry from the days of the simple search box and a list… Read More