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Microsoft and Google’s 5 Most Ridiculous Fights

Google and Microsoft’s new patent fight is sooo childish. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg.


Microsoft Keeps Trying, and Failing, with Bing

Microsoft continues to pour billions into its Online Services Division with no payback in sight. Why?

How Microsoft Plans to Beat Google With Bing

It's been an expensive battle, but Microsoft is moving beyond the features war with a new bag of tricks to challenge the search king.

Bing Tests Live Tiles, Plans Google-Like Instant Search

The Internet search wars could soon heat up as word of Microsoft Bing innovations leak out.


Best Voice Recognition Apps for Your Smartphone

Give your thumbs a rest: These eight apps let you search the Web, make a restaurant reservation, update your Facebook status, or send a text--all by voice.

Twitter Won't Fly as High if it Flubs Bing Social Search Deal

There are too many powerful competitors on the social Web landscape for Twitter to be making enemies. If Bing bails on social search and Google decides not to come back, social search essentially ceases to exist.


Microsoft, China Search Deal a Win for Censorship

Microsoft's deal with China may add some revenue to its bottom line, but it makes Microsoft a willing partner in abetting China's strict Internet censorship. The deal is wrong and Microsoft should abandon it.

Microsoft's Bing Will Power Baidu's Chinese Search Site

Microsoft's Bing search engine will provide English-language search results for Baidu, China's largest search engine, the companies announced Monday.

E3: Xbox 360 Adds YouTube, Bing Voice Search

The Microsoft Kinect controller now supports voice control of the Xbox 360 console and voice-activated Bing searches of Hulu Plus, Netflix, and other sites. YouTube content is also coming to the Xbox Live.

Bing, Facebook Deepen Ties, Threaten Google +1

When you're shopping on Bing you can now add items to a shopping list to keep track of your browsing history and share those lists with other Facebook friends with the click of a button.