Microsoft's answer to Google Lens is Bing visual search, and it allows users to snap a photo of something and look for it online. Here's how it works and what you can do with it.
Microsoft is beefing up Bing with AI-powered features and an integration with Reddit. Now users can get more comprehensive answers and thoroughly search thousands of subreddits.
Internet December 14, 2017
Dozens of publications and major social networks have joined the Trust Project, an initiative to improve the state of online journalism. Part of that effort are so-called Trust Indicators or metrics that gauge whether a story is legitimate.
Internet November 17, 2017
Apple has decided to rely on Google search results instead of Bing, further increasing Google’s presence on iOS and macOS platforms. Bing, on the other hand, will remain in some form, but perhaps not for long.
Apple September 26, 2017
Google and Microsoft will remove links leading to pirated content in the first page of search results in the United Kingdom. The agreement has been agreed upon after years of campaigning by the creative industry.
Internet February 20, 2017
Microsoft announced that Skype will have its own Insiders Program in the tradition of insider initiatives that the company has implemented for Windows 10, Microsoft Office and Bing. The launch of Skype program closely trailed Xbox's own Insider Program roll-out.
Microsoft November 10, 2016
Microsoft announced some cool new updates hitting Office 365 in July, and Word got a couple of neat treats. With new Researcher and Editor features, Word aims to make it easier to write a research paper.
Microsoft July 26, 2016
Microsoft's purchase of Wand Labs shows the software company is serious about integrating chatbots and artificial intelligence into conversations. But is the move a little too late in the game?
Apps/Software June 17, 2016
Microsoft wants you to use Bing and Edge more, cutting off third-party software support for the Cortana search box to protect the 'integrated search experience' in Windows 10.
Apps/Software April 29, 2016
Microsoft's Bing releases a new tool that uses facial and image recognition to determine a user's celebrity look-alike.
Internet February 24, 2016
Bing for iPhone and Android updated with new features. New features such as the barcode scanner can enable customers to find the best deal for a product.
Apps/Software February 5, 2016
Microsoft gave the logo for its search engine Bing a second face-lift as it continues to focus on search and continues to increase Windows 10 downloads.
Internet January 14, 2016
Microsoft expects that the new partnership will fuel it faster towards its self-imposed, ambitious goal to get Windows 10 into 1 billion devices worldwide by 2018.
Business September 24, 2015
If you're using Microsoft Edge but prefer to use Google as a default search engine, then you might want to adjust certain settings.
Internet September 10, 2015
The latest leak about the highly rumored Android-based BlackBerry Venice shows an onscreen keyboard that looks very much like the Android keyboard.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 17, 2015
Microsoft is introducing a tool that will let victims of revenge porn request the removal of links from Bing, OneDrive and Xbox Live. This is the latest of the company's efforts to curb revenge porn, in which sexually explicit pictures of people are shared without their consent.
Internet July 23, 2015
Are you an SEO expert? Google is currently looking for an SEO manager to help the company gain prominence on rival search sites as well as its own.
Business July 17, 2015
App discontinuations come in the wake of structural overhauls and job cuts at Microsoft, which could mean trouble down the line for the tech company.
Business July 11, 2015
Microsoft has released the Bing Maps Preview, which users can access to provide feedback that will help in the further development of the service. Will it be able to challenge Google Maps?
Apps/Software July 7, 2015
Play 'Pong' from your browser with Bing - because Microsoft is a cool company and wants you to know it!
Internet Culture July 3, 2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is coming through with his promise to cut corners and focus on the company’s three core businesses.
Business June 30, 2015
Microsoft goes big on video and makes a case for users to choose Bing over Google before ultimately ending up in YouTube.
Internet June 22, 2015
The fallout from Mobilegeddon has spread from Google Search to Microsoft's Bing. Microsoft says its new mobile friendly metrics for websites strikes a balance between mobile friendliness and relevancy.
Internet May 15, 2015
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer drove a hard bargain from Microsoft, and a 10-year agreement could be cut short.
Business April 21, 2015
Despite its less-than-stellar reputation as a search engine, Microsoft's Bing correctly predicted many of last night's Oscar winners. It wasn't just a few lucky guesses, either - it was right 80% of the time.
Internet Culture February 23, 2015
A U.S. federal judge dismissed an anti-trust lawsuit filed against Google after the plaintiffs failed to support their allegations with substantial information. The plaintiffs are given three weeks to modify their complaint against the company.
Legal February 23, 2015
Twitter and Google have rekindled their love for each other as Google will once again start showing up real-time results in its search engine.
Internet February 5, 2015
Yahoo and Bing may be gaining a few percentage points on Google in the search market, but it's pretty clear Google has little to be afraid of from its top competitors. One industry watcher says it will take a new search tech innovator to knock Google off its leadership perch.
Business Tech January 13, 2015
Two search engines shut down for less than half an hour. Fortunately, Google wasn't one of them.
Internet January 3, 2015
It was yet another busy week in tech, with many headlines and stories to keep track of. Luckily, we've put together a list of the top headlines not to miss for this week.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 19, 2014
Facebook has quietly removed Microsoft's Bing from its search results. Despite this, the fact that it has taken a few days for most to notice suggests that perhaps most people don't really care.
Business Tech December 15, 2014
Facebook's two-year run with Bing ends quietly. The two are still on good terms, according to a Facebook spokesperson.
Internet December 14, 2014
Facebook quietly dumps Microsoft and stops offering search results from Bing on Graph Search. Did anybody notice?
Internet December 13, 2014
Microsoft has released a number of its apps, developed by the Bing team, to Android and iOS. The goal is tying together Microsoft's services to consumers who do not use or own a Windows phone.
Apps/Software December 11, 2014
Microsoft says goodbye to a 90s icon that has ceased to serve its function. Here's to the days of old, when using Clip Art was high-tech for most high school students.
Apps/Software December 4, 2014
Microsoft empowers news outlets and event organizers with Bing Pulse 2.0, a Big Data platform that allows the public to vote and express their sentiments on emerging news. Pulse will be free during its beta phase and will start at $200 once it is fully released.
Internet December 3, 2014
Microsoft is discontinuing the Clip Art feature in its Office products. Users who are in search of imagery would then be redirected to the Bing Image Search engine.
Apps/Software December 3, 2014
Mozilla officially abandons Google, switches over to Yahoo as its default search provider. Here is what the new Firefox is all about.
Internet December 2, 2014
Apple is in talks with a number of different search providers to replace Google as the default search engine in Safari. The contract between Google and Apple that was signed in 2010 is set to expire in "early 2015."
Internet December 1, 2014
Mozilla abandons Google and turns to Bing-powered Yahoo! as the default search engine for Firefox. What makes Yahoo! a better choice than Google?
Internet November 22, 2014
Yahoo's Bing-powered Search earns a place in Mozilla's Firefox browser for the next five years. It's a declaration of Mozilla's independence from Google and a sign that Yahoo is prepared to act aggressively to shore up its revenue.
Business Tech November 20, 2014
Microsoft rolls out support for emoji search on Bing. Now, users who are too busy to type in entire words can just search with graphic images instead.
Internet October 29, 2014
Earth-observing satellite with unprecedented resolution capabilities for the commercial market launched. WorldView-3 can see home plate on a baseball diamond from 400 miles above.
Space August 14, 2014
The new Windows Phone 8.1 Update improves security and pushes Cortana to new markets. The upgrade will roll out to consumers over the coming months.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2014
Google has followed Bing and Yahoo in adding bitcoin to its currency conversion calculator. But with the other two companies already having the service, the question is whether Google needed to roll it out.
Money July 17, 2014