MICROSOFT INTRODUCES ITS BRAND NEW SEARCH ENGINE, BING..

Hot off the heels of unveiling their protégée at the Wall Street Journal: All Things Digital conference in California last week, Microsoft launched their brand new search engine BING into the world 2 days earlier than planned.BING is designed to take over from Microsoft’s current search engine Live Search, and its already being tipped as a dangerous contender for the mighty Google. Early reviews …

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MICROSOFT PLAN HOTMAIL MAKEOVER

Microsoft has revealed plans to revamp its Hotmail service in order to keep up with the rapid growth of rival email provider Gmail. In the past Microsoft have increased email storage on their Hotmail service in an attempt to outdo Gmail which continues to grow in popularity. However this time round, Microsoft has some highly sophisticated plans up its sleeve …

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MICROSOFT EXPERIMENTS WITH A NEW BING REWARDS SCHEME

Microsoft are set to experiment with a new rewards scheme. By simply using Bing services, the new system will allow users to build up credit which can then be spent on a wide range of products from DVDs to cookware. In July Microsoft announced the end of its cash back scheme which offered rebates on products which users searched for …

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MICROSOFT’S $15 BILLION BID KNOCKED BACK BY FACEBOOK

Microsoft has this week confirmed that they attempted to buy Facebook in 2007 for $15 billion (£9.5 billion). The admission came during Le Web Conference in Paris where Microsoft’s senior director of strategy acquisitions, Fritz Lanman, was speaking as part of the panel. Lanman revealed that Microsoft had attempted to acquire Facebook back in 2007 for $15 billion but this …

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GOOGLE CLAIM BING ARE COPYING THEIR SEARCH RESULTS

Google have taken a pop at a rival search engine, Microsoft’s Bing, accusing them of cheating by copying their search results. In reaction, Bing have strongly denied Google’s claims, saying they use “multiple signals and approaches” to compile their search results list and refute any accusations of copying and have instead accused Google of “spy-novelesque stunts.” However a Google employee …

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