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Bing Translator app adds slightly awkward voice feature

Imagine holding your Surface tablet in front of you while asking for directions.

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Report: Windows Phone update to add Siri-like personal assistant

According to reports, Microsoft's "Cortana" is a go, as are notifications, which will put Windows 8.1 on par with rival mobile OSes.

Bing boosts Satori on eightfold path to search englightenment

Bing's search results are now closer to what you'd expect from Google. And in some cases, Bing now turns up data that Google doesn't.

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Bing Maps Preview is Microsoft's answer to Google Earth

Microsoft unveiled a preview app for Windows 8.1, with terrain and several famous world cities (plus Fresno, Calif.) redone in glorious 3D.

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Microsoft, NORAD make tracking Santa touch-friendly

Microsoft will be tracking Santa's progress around the globe this year, with a new touch-friendly Web site that mimics an app.

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Beyoncé's bob tops Bing searches for 2013

Beyoncé bumped Kim Kardashian from the top spot atop from Microsoft's list of the most-searched celebs on its Bing search engine.

Bing now pulls in TripAdvisor results for travel searches

Microsoft's search engine is integrating TripAdvisor data into its search results, stepping up the search competition with Google.

Bing's music video search gets visual with hover-over previews and more contextual results

Hover-over previews now let you blare your tunes from directly within Bing's search results.

Bing, Twitter continue their search party

With a new deal between Microsoft and Twitter, tweets will continue to appear in users' search results to provide more context.

Yahoo ordered not to stall Bing rollout in Taiwan, Hong Kong

A court in New York has upheld an arbitration award requiring Yahoo not to delay the roll out of Bing services in Taiwan and Hong Kong under a 2009 agreement.