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Bing video suggestions – out of date and irrelevant

Posted on April 1, 2020

By and large, whichever search engine you use, you will find what you’re looking for on most occasions. There are, however, small reasons you notice every now and again that remind you why most of us use Google.

One thing that all search engines have changed in recent years is the way they display results. Once just a (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google announces results of Android search engine ballot

Posted on January 13, 2020

Google has revealed which alternative search engines it will begin to offer to Android users in each EU country following its ballot.

From the beginning of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

We’ve been using BERT long before Google, claims Bing

Posted on November 25, 2019

Last week, Bing revealed that it had been using BERT within its search results before Google announced its update, and that it had been using it on (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Bing is “search engine for business”, says Microsoft

Posted on November 11, 2019

With Google hugely dominant in the global search engine market, Microsoft appears to be trying to refine its target audience, and announced a new business-centric approach for its search engine Bing last week.

In a post on the Windows Forum, it revealed that it was to start focusing on businesspeople, describing Bing as the “search engine for business”.

With this in mind, tweaks to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three ways Bing still misses the beat

Posted on December 7, 2018

It’s very cool to dislike Microsoft these days. Among web developers and general internet addicts, the company is often seen as a ‘hanger-on’ that has outlived its usefulness. While Bill Gates’ empire once changed the interface of computing by moving us from dull black DOS backgrounds and cryptic commands, to the highly visual Windows interface, it’s now widely seen as (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How did our favourite websites get their names?

Posted on October 18, 2017

For many of us, a day doesn’t go by where we don’t visit one of our beloved search engines or social media sites, and their names have therefore become second nature to us, but it wasn’t always that way.

Until not long ago, I had (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Is Bing becoming a serious rival for Google?

Posted on October 4, 2017

Google has become so synonymous with internet searches that we often use the word as a verb (though Google would rather we didn’t), but there are signs that its Microsoft-owned competitor is gaining ground on the California (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Bing Predicts – psychic visions or howls of derision?

Posted on July 11, 2016

With the vast majority of us using Google for our every search, web users might joke that the only prediction worth making when Bing is involved is what on Earth it’s going to return to you for your search terms. Still, appearances at Manchester’s SAScon events over the last few years have made me realise that while Microsoft is not every industry expert’s (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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