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Bing voice search improves accuracy, speed

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.

Bing increases bird's-eye data significantly in update to Bing Maps

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.

Bing-powered Siri joins Microsoft's anti-Google allies

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.

Bing translation app projects real-world translations over text, awkwardly

Microsoft ports the Windows Phone version of Bing Translator to Windows devices, complete with camera translation.

Microsoft should sell Bing, Xbox divisions, says analyst

Cash out Xbox? Give away Bing? That’s one analyst’s recommendation if Microsoft wants to maximize shareholder value.

It is a good day to Bing: Microsoft adds Klingon support

As part of a marketing partnership with Paramount Pictures to promote the latest Star Trek movie, Microsoft will add Klingon to the languages available at Bing Translator on the Web and in a Windows Phone 8 app.

Bing brings integrated Facebook comments and Likes to searches

Bing is adding some new social features to its search engine, by letting users comment and Like their Facebook friends' posts directly on the site.

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Bing Windows 8 apps updated, boosting RSS functions

Microsoft has updated more members of its Windows 8 apps, notably enhancing Bing News with an RSS feeder to take advantage of Google's abandonment of its Reader.

April Fools' Day 2013: A roundup of the best tech gags

Every April 1, the Web explodes with nonsense. Here is a rundown of many of 2013's most creative pranks.

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Bing boosts Twitter, Facebook findings in search results

Bing is incorporating more information from outside social networks such as Facebook and Twitter into how it displays search results involving people.