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Bing releases 2011 search data, Justin Bieber most searched person of the year

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 17:09 1 Comment

Justin Bieber took Bing’s search king crown on Monday after the company revealed the top searches of 2011. Bieber fever appears to have swept across a number of Bing users as the 17-year old Canadian pop singer topped the charts for most-searched person of the year. Lindsay Lohan, Katy Perry and Megan Fox all featured in the top 10 most-searched people too. Bing’s top celebrity event of the year was the royal wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton in April. “What we’ve found with the most-searched list is that it provides really interesting perspectives on the significant moments of the year,” said Lisa Gurry, director of audience PR for Bing. “It’s also an ind

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Microsoft unveils new Bing Maps with high resolution imagery

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 20:29 No Comments

Microsoft’s Bing Maps team updated its World Tour Application on Monday. The updates now includes over 150 locations that Bing Maps features high-resolution aerial imagery. The imagery is being captured and published as part of Bing Maps’ Global Ortho imagery program. Bing Maps allows you to view the new aerial imagery through an automated slide show mode or manually. “A challenge for consumers and enterprise organizations using web mapping services has been that much of the imagery featured there has historically been a patchwork of satellite and aerial imagery of different vintage, quality, clarity and detail,” says Microsoft’s Jerry Skaw. “The experience for users of

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Bing continues to gain market share, will focus on mobile

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:33 No Comments

Microsoft’s search engine continues to grow in market share in a come-from-behind story that has been a great success for the company, and it will now strengthen its efforts to gain notoriety in the mobile space. According to the latest numbers from industry leading analyst first Comscore, Bing now accounts for 12.7% of all Internet searches in the US. That’s still a significant step behind Yahoo at 18.9% and Google which still dominates the market at 62.6% However, it is quite impressive when considering the fact that Microsoft only powered 6.5% of searches in June of 2009. The engine has almost doubled in market share in just one year. “There is something that

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Microsoft revamps Bing Search Engine with interactive Foursquare map

Friday, March 26, 2010 2:28 No Comments

Microsoft has announced plan to revamp its popular Bing search engine with a number of new features, including an interactive Foursquare map app. “[The app] is a powerful combination of the spatial canvas that Bing Maps provides, combined with Foursquare’s user reputation service ability to see who has unlocked specific badges, where and who has been crowned mayor of certain locations making it easier to explore any city in the world as if you were a local,” explained Microsoft spokesperson Todd Schwartz. “Let’s say you’re traveling to New York City for the week, but you don’t know what’s hot in Greenwich Village. Selecting the fours

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