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This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse

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Welcome to Friday, gents and ladies. It’s that lovely day of the week when the mind turns to martinis and other such delights. I hope you have worked sufficiently during the week to warrant a real break. Now, as always, this post is our weekly roundup of all things Microsoft....
This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse
Google redesigns search results interface: What do you think?

Caffeine: Google Finally Brews Its New Pot Of Web Results — 50% Fresher http://tcrn.ch/bFOL4O

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Caffeine: Google Finally Brews Its New Pot Of Web Results — 50% Fresher http://tcrn.ch/bFOL4O
Facebook adds 'search the web' to typeahead results
Google voluntarily plays copyright cop, punishes violators in search results

Microsoft Just Blew Google Away In Social Search (MSFT, GOOG)

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The other shoe has dropped on Microsoft's recent Bing redesign, and it dropped right on Google. Microsoft is adding a new Sidebar to Bing search that shows your contacts and activity on all your social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and — yes — Google+. Google drew a lot of fire...
Microsoft Just Blew Google Away In Social Search (MSFT, GOOG)

Google Will Now Include Gmail Messages In Your Search Results (GOOG)

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Google will be including your personal Gmail results when you search in the standard Google form, reports Search Engine Land. For example, if you search Google for "amazon," you'll see the standard web results with links to Amazon and the Wikipedia page for the Amazon River, but it'll also display...
Google Will Now Include Gmail Messages In Your Search Results (GOOG)

Top 7 Semantic Search Engines As An Alternative To Google Search

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There’s no denying the power and popularity of the Google search engine, and in comparison to other similar search engines such as Bing, where results are based on page rankings and algorithms, they excel. But there are other ways to search the web, using what are known as semantic search...
Top 7 Semantic Search Engines As An Alternative To Google Search

Google enhances local web search for US iPad users

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Google added a new feature to its web search for US iPad users on Tuesday. In addition to traditional web results, this new enhancement displays a virtual carousel with reviews and photos that detail local businesses matching your query. Selecting an image card reveals additional information, including a map...
Google enhances local web search for US iPad users

Why Google Didn't Build Search, Plus Your Body

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This week, Google improved search results for health-related queries. When it detects that you're searching for symptoms of illness, it displays a list of new search queries for health conditions that might be related. Google now crawls the Web and gathers health information from articles, producing this list algorithmically. Clicking...
Why Google Didn't Build Search, Plus Your Body

Review: Pokki shows the Windows 8 that might have been

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The death of the Start menu is way up there on my personal list of modern tech tragedies and epic Microsoft blunders. It's almost as egregious as Microsoft Bob, but not as funny. Fortunately, there's no lack of ways to bring it back, from traditional-looking applications such as Classic...
Review: Pokki shows the Windows 8 that might have been

Google Search for iOS updated with Google Now-like voice recognition

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As promised, Google has released an update for its Search for iOS app that adds Google Now-like voice recognition. The new voice recognition feature also remind us a lot of Siri. Users can perform tasks like “asking for the weather in a natural way and it will provide results,”...
Google Search for iOS updated with Google Now-like voice recognition

Facebook Is Integrating Bing With Its New Search Engine (GOOG, MSFT, FB)

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Facebook just announced that Bing will be its partner in its new search engine. Facebook is rolling out a new search product it calls, "Graph search." Graph search relies on information from your friends. If you're looking for a good restaurant, it will bring up restaurant recommendations from your friends....
Facebook Is Integrating Bing With Its New Search Engine (GOOG, MSFT, FB)

Google Search for iOS finally gets voice features that let you ask questions, listen for answers

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After a very long delay, Google today updated its native Search app for iOS with an improved voice search engine. You can download the new version now from the official Apple App Store. The app is a huge update: iPhone 5 users can now not only use their voice to...
Google Search for iOS finally gets voice features that let you ask questions, listen for answers

Up Close: The Gmail In Google Search Results Field Trial

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Google released a “field trial” today allowing people who enroll to do Google searches and get information from their Gmail messages mixed in with their web results. Don’t worry — only those enrolled see their own messages this way. Below, a look at how it works. If accepted into... Please...
Up Close: The Gmail In Google Search Results Field Trial

How Google Organizes the World: Q&A With the Manager of Knowledge Graph

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In May, Google launched a major overhaul of its search results. The Knowledge Graph on the right-hand side of the page displays facts and images about the subject of your query alongside the usual Web results. Google is moving away from basic keyword matching and toward recognizing real-world things and their...
How Google Organizes the World: Q&A With the Manager of Knowledge Graph

Google Goes Back to What It Does Well: Finding Things

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Surprise! Google has completely transformed the way search works again. But this time, it's a kind of search that would have made the old Google proud. Today, starting with U.S., English-language users, Google unveils the Knowledge Graph. Search now looks at the words of your query and identifies the things in it. You're not...
Google Goes Back to What It Does Well: Finding Things

Bing launches final redesign, says users prefer site over Google

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Earlier this month, Microsoft’s search engine Bing unveiled a new style that looks strikingly like Google’s homepage user-interface, but today the Redmond, Wash.-based Company branched from the design and announced a host of new features. The redesign is still very Google-esque, but the notable aspect to this change is that Microsoft is continuing...
Bing launches final redesign, says users prefer site over Google

Big win for Microsoft: Facebook partnering with Bing for "Graph Search"

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While employees at Google may be worried about Facebook’s latest move, the Bing people over at Microsoft are pumping their fists. That’s because Facebook is partnering with Bing for its new search product called “Graph Search.” Graph Search is all about helping Facebook users search for things their friends have shared....
Big win for Microsoft: Facebook partnering with Bing for "Graph Search"
Google goes sidebar-less with new search results page

Everything.me's Android 'homescreen as a search engine' hits the UK and Spain after 350k US downloads

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Once a relatively obscure part of the Android ecosystem, launchers received a profile boost recently with the launch of Facebook Home. Now Everything.me is bringing its own alternative homescreen layer for your phone to the UK and Spain. Launched recently in the US and claiming 350,000 users in its first...
Everything.me's Android 'homescreen as a search engine' hits the UK and Spain after 350k US downloads

Bing Launches Its Paid Search API, But Will Still Offer A Free Tier

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Just about a month ago, Microsoft announced that it would end free access to its Bing Search API and start charging a minimum of $40 per month for the service. Today, the company is officially launching the Bing Search API on its Windows Azure Marketplace, but unlike its previous announcement,...
Bing Launches Its Paid Search API, But Will Still Offer A Free Tier

Facebook adds weather info to event pages and locations

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Facebook today announced that it is adding weather forecasts to upcoming events and current weather conditions to place pages such as parks, cities and neighborhoods. Events that have a designated location, and which will occur within 10 days, will now offer a general forecast and estimates for high and low...
Facebook adds weather info to event pages and locations
Chrome 27 for iOS is out: Improved voice search, better voice recognition, and faster page reloads

Bing’s search API now live on the Windows Azure Marketplace

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On the heels of its massive redesign, which caused a sizable stir in the tech vertical, Bing has today announced that its paid search API is now live on the Windows Azure Marketplace. This was an expected move, as Bing announced that it would be shifting the Bing API to...
Bing’s search API now live on the Windows Azure Marketplace

Google Docs Dumps the Dictionary for the Whole Web

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Google Docs now has improved spell-checking that draws from the whole Web instead of a fixed dictionary. The spell-checking in Docs will now constantly evolve as Google's search robots crawl the Web and receive new queries from users. Just as the Google search box can fix spelling mistakes based on...
Google Docs Dumps the Dictionary for the Whole Web

For better or worse, Google redesigns search results page once again

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Did you visit Google (GOOG) last night and notice something different? Google has redesigned its search results page once again. According to its Inside Search blog, the removal of the left-hand sidebar is an attempt “to create a consistent search experience across the wide variety of devices and screen sizes people...
For better or worse, Google redesigns search results page once again

Facebook partners with Bing to deliver web results in Graph Search

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Social media giant Facebook just announced that its new Graph Search tool will also incorporate results from the wider web thanks to a partnership with Microsoft and Bing. Obviously, people won't flock to Graph Search if it's capabilities are limited to where your friends live and the restaurants they...
Facebook partners with Bing to deliver web results in Graph Search

Google Search for iOS gets iPhone 5 voice features that let you ask questions, listen for answers

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Google today updated its native Search app for iOS. You can download the new version now from the official Apple App Store. Here’s how the new app looks like: Here’s the official Google Search for iOS version 2.5 changelog: Updated for the iPhone 5 Improved Voice Search Simply say what...
Google Search for iOS gets iPhone 5 voice features that let you ask questions, listen for answers

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?
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