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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.

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

06 Oct 2020

Technology
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.

Microsoft cleverly slips in Bing search on Android phones

14 Jul 2020

Technology
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.

Hollywood producer Steve Bing dies by suicide at 55

23 Jun 2020

Entertainment
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.

Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

16 Mar 2020

Technology
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.

#TechBytes: How to keep WhatsApp group links from being exposed

07 Mar 2020

Technology
#TechBytes: How to keep WhatsApp group links from being exposed

Recently, DW's Jordan Wildon flagged a major bug in WhatsApp - an issue that allowed Google and other search engines to index invitation links to private groups on the messaging service.

Unlike Google, Mojeek lets you search by 'emotions'

24 Nov 2019

Technology
Unlike Google, Mojeek lets you search by 'emotions'

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

Facebook gave user data access to 150 companies: Details here

20 Dec 2018

Technology
Facebook gave user data access to 150 companies: Details here

Facebook had a rough year in terms of privacy, but even now, the problems for the social network don't seem to end.

Bing pushed malware when users tried downloading Chrome: Details here

29 Oct 2018

Technology
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.