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Bing no longer allows tech-support adverts

Following on from Google’s announcement that it would no longer accept adverts for payday loan companies, Microsoft’s Bing is now no longer allowing ads for technical support. Following a spate of scammers and tricksters, Bing is doing its part to curb fraudulent tech-support firms. You’ve probably had a phone call …

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Say goodbye to Clip Art

If you’re one of our younger readers, then Clip Art might be something you heard your parents or older siblings discuss, along with other ancient technologies like game cartridges, Encarta CDs and VHS tapes. It was a time of minimalism and inadequate access to worldwide information. It was a time …

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Microsoft is shifting focus back to the MSN brand

Microsoft is set to shift focus back to the MSN brand, just one week after it announced that the messenger service would be shutting down for good later this year. Several Bing apps, including News, Sports, Travel, Weather, and Finance, are set to be re-branded under the MSN name. Additionally, each app will …

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Microsoft Office apps for iPad hit 12 million downloads

Microsoft Corp. has announced that its Office applications for Apple iPad were downloaded more than 12 million times in just one week. At present, the Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint applications are top free apps in Apple’s AppStore. But is 12 million really a lot? “More than 12 million downloads …

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Try 360 degrees of global pixel fun for free

Without doubt, Google maps has played its part in the revolution of the world through technology. We think it’s perfectly normal to check out a route to a destination in another city – from the comfort of our own home. But there are limitations. Fisheye image provider, 360Cities takes the …

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Mozilla support Microsoft with custom ‘Bing’ version

Mozilla issued a statement yesterday which claims that they will be supporting Microsoft’s Bing search engine with a custom Firefox version. Bing will be configured as the default search engine. Mozilla said “Mozilla and Bing are pleased to make available Firefox with Bing, a customized version of Firefox that sets …

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Microsoft release BING for iPad: rave reviews

Yesterday, Microsoft released BING for the iPad. So far it is getting rave reviews from the public who have downloaded it, and even critics are feeling inspired by the software implementation. Bing for the iPad is similar in structure to the iPhone version, however there are many differences incorporated. The …

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Google complain that Bing is copying search results

Amit Singhai, a Google search fellow has complained via Twitter that Bing is copying Google’s search results. While this has yet to go to court, it appears that Google are launching the first part of an investigation into theft claims. Google has apparently planted obscure results on its search engine …

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Google say Bing is a threat, not Facebook

Outspoken Google CEO Eric Schmidt has dismissed the potential threat from social networking giant Facebook and has instead pointed to Bing as being Google’s main competitor. Schmidt has said that Bing is ‘doing well’ and is owned by a company who has more cash and resources than Google and has …

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Bing v Google – the war ramps up

Microsoft are ramping up their attack on Google to try and persuade people that their search engine is a strong and viable alternative. Yesterday they released a wealth of new features which aim to turn Bing into more than just a simple search engine. Bing has been enhanced to offer …

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