Nokia to Power Bing Maps as Result of Windows Phone 7 Deal


While details still have not been released, the latest insider information reported by Search Engine Land suggests that Nokia–and by proxy of its acquisition, Navteq–could potentially be powering mapping information on Microsoft’s Bing Maps, which is the default mapping service on Windows Phone 7 devices. All the details aren’t ironed out, and things can change, […]

Friday the 13th: 10 Unlucky Gadgets and Services

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There are plenty of bad gadgets and technology out there that deserve to fail, but others are just plain unlucky. What better day than Friday the 13th to take a look at gadgets that might have done better if they arrived at a different time, with a lucky rabbit foot or a four leaf clover, […]

Bing Goes Big with New Services for Windows Phone 7 Mango Update


The next Microsoft Windows Phone 7 update, codenamed Mango, may extend Microsoft’s Bing franchise for the platform beyond just search, voice, and mapping functionality as Mango is speculated to deliver new Bing features. Like Google, which is leveraging various different assets to deliver apps and integration in Android, Bing is rumored to be bringing Bing […]

Bing to be Preferred Search and Map Provider for BlackBerry


Today at RIM’s BlackBerry World, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Bing will be the first name in search on RIM’s BlackBerry devices, including the Playbook tablet. This places Microsoft Bing on top of rival Google on yet another major smartphone brand, adding more fuel to the mobile search fire.

Nokia Focuses on Location, Mapping for Growth


After having launched its 3D mapping campaign through Ovi Maps at the Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA, Nokia may be looking at an even larger re-organization campaign to deliver value to users through location services an apps. Nokia will be bridging its mobile phone business together with Navteq, which it had acquired, and […]

Microsoft Releases Photosynth for iOS

Photosynth for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store

Microsoft’s Photosynth is a cool App/Service. It allows you to take a spherical, panoramic photo view of a room or a location and view it on the web. Up until today it has only been available on the web but now it is available for a certain mobile device platform. Don’t think that means WP7. […]

Microsoft Releases Bing for the iPad

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This certainly doesn’t have anywhere near the shock value that came when Microsoft released a Bing App for the iPhone but, hey, here comes one for the iPad. Regardless of how you feel about search wars or platform wars or whatever wars, this only makes common sense to me, but to others I’m sure its […]

Hot Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for the Week of March 4th


Here is all the important notebook, tablet and smart phone news for the past week. Obviously coverage was dominated by the iPad 2 announcement, but we have a great collection of new videos and other news to share as well. Notebook News and How To’s from ASUS launched a few new gaming notebooks including naked eye 3D […]

Google and Microsoft Search Wars


Well, it’s one thing to be absent from the fray because of other duties and miss some news. It’s another thing to miss a full out donnybrook between Microsoft and Google. Google is accusing Microsoft of using Bing to steal Google’s search results and Microsoft is fighting back. Both are using blog posts and Twitter […]

How does Verizon define “exclusive”?


Folks are breathing a sigh of relief today after Business Insider confirmed Microsoft’s Bing will not be the “exclusive” search provider for Verizon’s Android devices. One question: how does Verizon define “exclusive”?

Verizon to Ditch Google Search for Bing?


This just doesn’t make much sense to me, but then the much of what is happening in the world today is becoming increasingly confusing to my pea brain. Reports/rumors are surfacing that Verizon is going to drop Google search as the default for some/all/some number of its phones. Yeah, I’m scratching my head over that […]

Verizon bets big at the CRAPPS table


Matt Miller caught my attention today with the headline “Have US wireless carriers gone mad? Samsung Fascinate crippled by Verizon“! He’s displeased with the mobile crapware or CRAPPS on this thing. Unfortunately, there’s likely more madness to follow.

Overheard in a Coffee Shop: I Hate That @*$% Bing!


This morning I was in Richmond to visit my mother. I stopped off at a coffee shop on the way for breakfast and there was the usual clientele, several of them soaking up caffeine while hammering on their keyboards. As I was having a bagel and waking up I heard one young lady let out […]

Apple Thinking About Replacing Google Search on iPhone with Bing?


I guess things aren’t all that rosy between Apple and Google (as if other things didn’t already make that apparent.) Rumor is (note: rumor) that Apple is in talks with Microsoft to replace Google’s search on the iPhone with Bing as the default. The way things are going between some of the big players these […]

How To Make Bing Your Default Search Engine In Chrome

I had a heck of a time figuring out how to make Bing my default search engine in Chrome – that is, until I stumbled upon Scott Hanselman’s twitter this morning. The key is adding “/search?q=%s” to the end of the url in the dialog box where you manage the search engine choices.    He’s […]

Bing Goes Live


I posted some video, screenshots, and initial impressions of Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, last week. Now, you can head over and give it a shot – Bing is live! Let us know what you think of Bing and the relevancy of your search results. Do you like what you see?

Bing Is Missing Real Time Search

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Ok, maybe I’m being a bit overly optimistic here, but with all the focus on real time search these days, I was hoping that Bing would bring some of that to the table. Hoping that Microsoft was a step ahead of the game, I did a search for the Bing video that I uploaded to […]