Facebook partners with Bing and Skype

Microsoft’s announcement Wednesday that it will use personal Facebook data to help refine search results for Bing users could mark a major shift--not only in search, but in how we view the Web

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Mark Sullivan and Carrie-Ann Skinner

Google Realtime search a powerful business tool

Google added new functionality to its real-time search engine, and moved it from an obscure feature buried in the options on the left pane of the standard Google search, to its own Web

Published on: August 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Yahoo Search now powered entirely by Bing

It's official: Yahoo's search results in the Canada and the U.S. are now fully powered by Microsoft's Bing. The announcement came on Tuesday, a little more than a year after the two tech

Published on: August 26th, 2010 Liane Cassavoy

Souped up Bing latest Microsoft salvo in battle against Google

Microsoft fired another salvo as its battle against Google for search turf heated up this week. Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled new features aimed at making Bing more than just a search site.

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Five innovative features you’ll dig in the new Hotmail

Hotmail and innovation: Those two words haven't been used in the same sentence for years. But when Microsoft launches an update to the online mail service (officially known as Windows Live Hotmail) sometime

Published on: May 20th, 2010 Edward Albro

28 terrific tips to unleash the power of Google, Facebook, YouTube

Think you know all of the tricks at your favorite Internet sites? Think again. Even if you're on Google, Facebook, and YouTube every day, you might not be tapping those sites' full potential.

Published on: April 20th, 2010 Zack Stern

Alibaba berates Yahoo for ‘reckless’ support of Google

Alibaba Group, the owner of Yahoo China, rejected as "reckless" a Yahoo statement supporting Google's stance in the country, after Google said it was hit by cyberattacks from China and may cease business

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Owen Fletcher and Jaikumar Vijayan

Top 10 online services and sites for 2010

A year ago, I chose ten sites and services to watch in 2009. Of those ten--TV.com, Qik, Boxee, Loopt, Blip.fm, Power.com, Tweetag, Hi5, Tripit, and BlackBerry AppWorld--only Boxee and (to a lesser extent)

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Microsoft spends fortune on Search but hasn’t found … success

Throughout its history, Microsoft Corp. has earned a reputation for tenacity when entering markets created, and initially dominated, by innovative startups.Competitors and observers have jeered when Microsoft put out a first basic product

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Bing, Google to index Twitter, Facebook status updates

Microsoft has reached collaboration agreements with Twitter and Facebook to get their members' public status updates and messages indexed and presented in useful ways on the Bing search engine.Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Do You Bing, Canada?

Bing, which is the amalgamation of Microsoft's Live Search, MSN Search and Live Search initiatives, is marketed by Microsoft as a decision engine offering more precise results and less clutter than Google. A

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Yahoo search advertisers will be merged with Microsoft’s


Published on: October 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Blue links far better than Bing Visual Search or Google Fast Flip

Features like Bing's Visual Search and Google Fast Flip, which is designed to replicate the experience of flipping through the pages of a newspaper or magazine, are supposed to be improving the traditional

Published on: September 17th, 2009 Ian Paul

Unleash the power of Wolfram Alpha for new business insights

I was born 5 hours and 17 minutes before a full moon began to rise over Minneapolis. The sky was nearly cloudless, and the temperature outside was 46°F. These facts are admittedly just

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Zack Stern