Microsoft Changes Live Search to “Bing”

June 6, 2009

Bing, its Microsoft’s new effort to battle the giant Google. They have spent in the area of 90 million dollars on an ad campaign promoting Bing. Their goal here is not to go head to head with Ask, Yahoo, or Google, but to convince people of all of what they have been missing. Even though its Microsoft own data, they have figured that 42% of all searches are unsuccessful in the first query. Microsoft’s answer to this is their “related categories”, for example if your searching for a game, you might find prices, reviews, and other related information in the related category.

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Oddly enough, i found it in ad-words above my inbox. Also not so sure of the “decision engine” slogan, to me it sounds like they are trying to take the searcher out of the equation, how ever that works. However, it does seem fairly interesting, and they are making the jump straight to the whole “media search”, where as Google right now has their different labs in which features like what Bing includes are offered. So, will Bing revolution internet searching and topple Google? who know, maybe, but more than likely not..

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Microsoft Suggests Avoiding IE For Now

December 17, 2008

Guardian.co.uk is reporting on Microsoft’s humiliating decision to recommend that its customers forgo the use of Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer product. They are instead suggesting that Windows users make use of a more secure browser such as Firefox or Opera until they are able to patch the latest serious vulnerability in IE.

From the article:

The flaw in IE allows criminals to gain control of computers that have visited a website infected with malicious code designed to exploit it. While restricting web surfing to trusted sites should reduce the risk of infection, the malicious code can be injected into any website. Users do not have to click or download anything to become infected, merely visiting an infected website is sufficient.

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Microsoft releases patch for Windows Mobile e-mail bug

November 11, 2008

Microsoft has released a patch that addresses an bug with the e-mail feature of Windows Mobile 6.1, causing an error message when sending e-mail messages. This problem is caused by the Alternate SMTP server feature. When there’s no server specified, it then tries to connect to a nameless server.

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Microsoft release new Zune lineup

September 8, 2008

Looks like Microsoft didn’t want to wait any longer to release their new lineup (Apple were set to update its lineup on the same day, September 7th). As usual every year, you get upgraded storage. The feature I like most is the “Buy From FM” where you can purchase the song your listening while using the FM tuner. That’s the only thing missing from the iPod imho.

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Zune Takes Music Discovery to the Next Level With New Ways to Find and Access Digital Music Software update will enable Zune users to tag songs and buy music directly from FM radio and download and stream music on the go beginning Sept. 16.

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