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Updated Bing experience with added image search and movie streaming notifications comes to iOS

Updated Bing experience with added image search and movie streaming notifications comes to iOS Today, Bing got a rather large upgrade in features and services for iOS users.Bing added the capacity to take a picture and search the web using that image, the ability to get Bing notifications on movies when they are available for streaming and other features as well as performance and bug fixes.

Google bans payday loan ads, will Microsoft follow?

Google bans payday loan ads, will Microsoft follow? The short-term cash advance ads are more commonly referred to as “Payday” loans and feature same-day (or near same-day) money deposits fraught with incredibly high-interest rate returns.With Google taking the initiative to step in and ban PayDay loans, Bing users may look to Microsoft to do the same.

Microsoft finds diagnostic clues in Bing search histories

If you ever felt a chill and wondered whether someone, somewhere, could see your search history…now you know.Ryen White, also of Microsoft, and Columbia grad student John Paparrizos teamed up to work with searches conducted using Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, that indicated someone had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Mac users getting Bing Ads Editor with a beta preview

Microsoft is bringing its Bing Ads Editor to the Mac with today’s announcement of a beta preview for those interested.The biggest gap in our offering has been to provide a robust desktop editor tool for our Mac-based customers.

Bing Maps V8 web control ready for production use

While Bing maps online has been providing newer feature sets and an updated UI, the desktop experience has been, to put it nicely, lacking.Rather, the Bing Maps team wants developers to create their own unique mapping experiences using Bing Maps development tools.

Developers have new Bing APIs available for purchase, including Search, Autosuggest, and Spell Check

Developers have new Bing APIs available for purchase, including Search, Autosuggest, and Spell Check If you’re a business that uses Bing Search APIs, then Microsoft wants you to know about some changes taking effect today, July 1, 2016.Access to the new APIs are available to developers of all kinds, from small startups to the largest enterprises, and they’re now a part of Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, which power the core Bing platform and are accessed by Bing users across the globe.

1st ever Bing Agency Awards to take place in NY's historic Gotham Hall on September 15th

1st ever Bing Agency Awards to take place in NY's historic Gotham Hall on September 15th With Bing posting a year’s worth of healthy profit finally, Microsoft seems a bit more confident in showcasing its alternative internet search tool, so much so in fact that the company is now announcing its first ever Bing Agency Awards.The Bing Agency Awards is designed as an event to honor the “creative thinking and passionate hard work” of Microsoft’s agency partners.

Media.Net, which powers Bing/Yahoo contextual ads program, acquired by Chinese group for $900 million

Media.Net, which powers Bing/Yahoo contextual ads program, acquired by Chinese group for $900 million The group is led by the Chairman of Beijing Miteno Communication Technology Company, a provider of cellular towers.Bloomberg also reports that Miteno “has been ‘moving aggressively’ into mobile advertising and hoped to accelerate the transition through an acquisition.

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.