At Design Day 2013 in Norway, a presentation called “The Re-Imagining of Microsoft” was held. In it, Windows Phone design studio general manager Albert Shum talked with Wolff Olins creative director Todd Simmons about Microsoft’s new direction in terms of design, branding and marketing approach.
During the talk, they also [...]Read More »
If you’ve never heard of it, Wolfram Alpha is a pretty unique search engine tool. It’s specifically designed to “compute answers” and “provide knowledge.” It essentially generates an extremely detailed report of any topic that you query. Wolfram is very popular with students, mainly because of the type of content [...]Read More »
It would appear Microsoft and Bing have run into a bit of a problem. I mean besides the fact that Bing is not quite as useful a search engine of course. Then again, this issue will only affect those smart dotTechies out there using a secure connection.
A poorly configured [...]Read More »
Oddly enough, this is somewhat true.Read More »
Search engines like Google and Bing index the web. The web contains thousands (millions?) of malware links, either malicious websites or malicious downloads. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that malware links can be found when searching via a search engine. The people at major search engines, including Google and Bing, [...]Read More »
If you are depressed, do not go to Bing.Read More »
If I were a ‘Bing man’ I wouldn’t be posting this.Read More »
Facebook’s newly announced ‘Graph Search’ is an internal search engine, helps you make new connections
Facebook has just announced “Graph Search,” which they’re hoping will change the way you search for new friends, connections and even answers on the social network. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is careful to note that this is in no way a competitor to web search, it’s something different. Ordinary searches on [...]Read More »
Google and Bing both have an ‘autocomplete’ feature that attempts to predict what you want to search for. The predictions provided by Google and Bing depend on two factors: what other users searched for and your past search history, if you are logged in. If you head over to Google [...]Read More »
Over the years people have accused Bing of copying Google, or at least making changes to Bing that make it appear to be more Google-ish. With a new change to Google.com, it may actually be Google copying Bing.
I was running a search query on Google.com when I noticed the [...]Read More »
During their “ongoing tests to measure our relevancy, assess customer feedback and satisfaction, and examine our product in many different ways”, Microsoft discovered that “Bing was beating Google in our search relevancy tests” (surprise, surprise). Microsoft says they followed the trends for a few months then hired an independent third [...]Read More »
Microsoft has taken a step in taking a bit of the big market share in search engines away from Google. Thanks to their deal with Amazon, Bing is now the default search engine attached to the Amazon Silk browser, the default browser that comes with all Kindle Fire and Kindle [...]Read More »
Microsoft had recently added results from many third-party content providers, such as Encyclopedia Britannica and Qwiki, to enhance Bing search results. A recent announcement by Microsoft has reported that users of its search engine, Bing, will be getting enhanced local-oriented results thanks to a new integration of Yelp.
According to [...]Read More »