Bing: News

Bing or Microsoft Bing is a search engine owned and operated by software giant Microsoft. It is available in over 40 languages and was launched in June 2009. Just like Google search, Bing provides a variety of search services including web results, video results, image results, and map search results. Bing was designed to replace Microsoft's Live Search. At the time of its launch, notable new features in the search engine included listing search suggestions dynamically as the query was being entered, and a list of related searches known as "Explore pane". Microsoft and Yahoo announced a partnership in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search. Yahoo! transitioned completely by 2012. Interestingly, and 2016, Microsoft declared various components of the Bing search engine as open source. This included the BitFunnel search engine indexing algorithm. Thanks to Google's monopoly, as of August 2021, Bing is the world's third most popular search engine behind Google that answers 77%, and Baidu that answers approximately 15% of search query traffic.

06 May 2024


OpenAI to take on Google with ChatGPT-based search engine

OpenAI is reportedly on the verge of launching its unique search engine, known as the 'ChatGPT search engine.'

03 May 2024


Microsoft touts responsible AI efforts in its first transparency report

Microsoft has released its inaugural Responsible AI Transparency Report, a detailed document that underscores the tech giant's commitment to developing and deploying responsible artificial intelligence (AI) systems throughout 2023.

03 May 2024


Google paid Apple $20 billion for default search engine status

Google reportedly spent an enormous $20 billion in 2022 to maintain its position as the default search engine on Apple's Safari for iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices.

10 Apr 2024


Microsoft scrambles after leaking internal files, passwords on unsecured server

Microsoft has addressed a significant security oversight that left the company's internal files and credentials vulnerable to public access.

16 Mar 2024


Microsoft utilizing Windows pop-ups to persuade Chrome users toward Bing

Microsoft is employing a new strategy to encourage Google Chrome users to switch their default search engine to Bing.

25 Feb 2024


Microsoft tried to sell Bing to Apple in 2018

Recently unsealed court filings as part of the United States (US) Justice Department's antitrust case against Google revealed that Microsoft tried to sell its Bing search engine to Apple in 2018.

19 Jan 2024


Microsoft Bing's ChatGPT integration fails to dent Google's dominance

Microsoft's Bing search engine integrated OpenAI's ChatGPT last February. However, it is yet to make a dent in Google's search dominance.

29 Sep 2023


Microsoft considered selling Bing search engine to Apple in 2020

In 2020, Microsoft considered selling its Bing search engine to Apple, reported Bloomberg citing sources familiar with the matter.

05 Sep 2023


Apple, Microsoft fight EU tech 'gatekeeper' list for iMessage, Bing

Apple and Microsoft are making efforts to keep their services, iMessage and Bing, respectively, off the European Union's (EU) "gatekeeper" list, which would subject them to new regulations under the Digital Markets Act (DMA).

28 Jun 2023


ChatGPT's iOS app can search internet with Bing: Here's how

OpenAI recently introduced a ChatGPT app for iOS. The company has now equipped the app with the ability to surf the web.

10 Jun 2023


Microsoft's Bing Chat now supports voice input on desktop platform

Microsoft is adding a long-requested feature to Bing Chat, which changes the way we interact with the chatbot on desktops.

04 May 2023


5 features that make Microsoft's Bing Chat better than ChatGPT

Microsoft became the front-runner in the AI race with its new Bing AI chatbot. The company is trying to extend that lead.

18 Apr 2023


'Project Magi': How Google is revamping Search to challenge Bing  

The AI gold rush started by ChatGPT is here to stay. The question is, can Google play a significant role in the AI revolution, or will it be sidelined?

06 Apr 2023


Microsoft Bing AI chatbot now available on Android via SwiftKey

Microsoft was not kidding when it said AI would be integrated into every application of the company. The list that started with Bing has now reached SwiftKey.

30 Mar 2023


Is Microsoft Bing safe? Someone just manipulated the search results

After spending years in relative obscurity, Microsoft's Bing is slowly gaining traction among users courtesy of its GPT-4-powered avatar.

22 Mar 2023


Here's how you can generate pictures using Bing Image Creator

Microsoft is adding an AI-powered image creator to its search engine Bing. With the Bing Image Creator, you can now generate an image by simply describing the type of picture you wish to see.

14 Mar 2023


Is Microsoft prioritizing AI dominance over responsible AI

AI tools are becoming more mainstream than ever. OpenAI's rise to popularity courtesy of ChatGPT and its partnership with Microsoft has pushed AI development into hyper speed.

18 Feb 2023


Microsoft limits Bing's ChatGPT-powered chatbot to 5 questions per session

Microsoft has now set a limit of five responses per session and 50 questions per day for the ChatGPT-powered Bing chatbot.

07 Feb 2023


Microsoft's ChatGPT-powered Bing is open for everyone starting today 

Microsoft's surprise event at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington was expected to be a watershed moment in the evolution of the internet and AI.

26 Jan 2021


How to track SEO - Top six points

Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is complicated. Knowing how to do SEO, which strategies to use and when, outreach, guest posts, and social media require a lot of effort.

06 Oct 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

Last night, Google deferred the enforcement of its Play Store billing policy that requires certain app developers to pay a 30% commission to the tech giant.

14 Jul 2020


Microsoft cleverly slips in Bing search on Android phones

Even though Microsoft is a leader in the desktop OS market (thanks to Windows 10), it has a long way to go in other consumer-focused categories such as Search.

23 Jun 2020


Hollywood producer Steve Bing dies by suicide at 55

Hollywood film producer, screenwriter and philanthropist Steve Bing has passed away at the age of 55.

16 Mar 2020


Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

In order to keep the general public informed about the global outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, Microsoft's Bing team has launched a dedicated online tracker.

24 Nov 2019


Unlike Google, Mojeek lets you search by 'emotions'

From Google to Bing, there are plenty of search engines available.

29 Oct 2018


Bing pushed malware when users tried downloading Chrome: Details here

Microsoft's Bing search has been caught serving malware to users who tried downloading Chrome using the company's Edge browser.