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Microsoft wants you to help predict the future, and bet on it

The team that helped Microsoft's Bing predict the outcome of the Scottish election, World Cup games, and NFL matches wants you to "bet" on future outcomes -- and tell Microsoft loads of other personal details, too.

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The 4 reasons I switched from Google to Bing

If you're still Googling, you haven't seen the latest improvements in Bing's search engine. Recent convert Mark Hachman tells you why he switched, and you could do the same.

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HP Stream revealed: Microsoft's Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

German-language site Mobile Geeks recently uncovered specs on the HP Stream 14. It looks nice, but can it run Windows well enough?

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

A new feature lets people simplify how they phrase their questions

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Google Search: 5 of the most useful instant answers

Google isn't just a search engine it's also an answer machine. Here are five key queries you may find helpful on a day-to-day basis.

Bing follows Google in offering Europeans the 'right to be forgotten'

Europe's top court gave people the right to have links to personal information removed from search listings in Europe

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Cortana puts its perfect World Cup record on the line, as Google chimes in

The Microsoft digital assistant's pick to win the World Cup may not surprise you, but its prediction for the winner of the third-place game is a far gutsier call. And Google backs it up.

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Bing positions itself as go-to destination for Twitter search

Microsoft's Bing search engine says it will deliver quick links to Twitter topics, usernames and other information.

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US government OKs sharper satellite images

A long-standing restriction has been lifted to usher in better quality online mapping.

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Bing, algorithms claim United States is doomed in World Cup

The collective wisdom of Microsoft's Bing and other predictive algorithms say that the United States will be an early exit from the World Cup soccer tournament, which kicks off this week.