Microsoft said Tuesday that results generated by its "smart search" technology will have ads from Bing. Hurray.
In its ongoing challenge to attract more users to Windows 8, Microsoft is offering bits of its Bing Internet search service to boost the functionality of third-party Windows Store applications.
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Searching online for something like "diet plans," or "Caribbean vacation," or of course "iPhone," is bound to present a slew of results, including ads. Now, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants search engines to display those ads more clearly.
Microsoft announced plans to launch Bing for Schools, which will optimize results for K-12 students.
Over the next few weeks, Microsoft's Bing search engine will experiment with allowing a select group of users to curate search results, called Bing Boards.
In 2012, Microsoft's Rick Rashid blew an Asian audience away with a live translation of his speech, into Mandarin. On Monday, Bing added some of that technology to Bing Voice Search.
Microsoft's Bing increased the amount of "bird's-eye" imagery to Bing Maps by nearly half, but you still can't use it within the Windows 8 app.
Apple joins Facebook and Yahoo on Microsoft's side of the search-engine wars, but Bing's role as a backstop might still work to its disadvantage.
Microsoft ports the Windows Phone version of Bing Translator to Windows devices, complete with camera translation.