Google And Microsoft Are Mapping Favelas So They Can Sell Things There

The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil’s favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighbourhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country’s residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets and dirt paths.

Microsoft Wants You To Use Your Apps And Services Within Bing

Microsoft has big plans for Bing, and one of those plans is to use the search service’s ‘entity engine’ to link all your favourite apps. If you’ve got your LinkedIn account already authorised with Bing, for example, searching for someone’s name will bring up their LinkedIn data and your association with them. That’s just the first step.

Microsoft's Cortana Could Combine The Best Parts Of Siri And Google Now

Microsoft is late to the game when it comes to putting a digital assistant on its phones, but the wait might be worth it. Sources close to the project have revealed some of the specifics of Microsoft’s upcoming “Cortana” service to The Verge, and it could be the very best of Siri and Google Now.

Bing Now Converts Bitcoin Prices To Australian Dollars

Here’s something Bing does that Google doesn’t: the Microsoft search engine will now convert Bitcoin into most international currencies, including Australian dollars.

Your Year In Bing Searches: Beyoncé, The Royal Baby And So Many Memes

It’s the time of year when people start looking back over the past 12 months to remember what happened and how it captured the imagination of the population. And to kick things off, here’s Bing’s search history for 2013.

How Many Horror Movie References Can You Spot On Bing's Homepage?

Bing’s still the underdog in the search engine wars; remaining in perpetual second place to Google. And while it’s doubtful that Microsoft will ever win the overall search engine war, today Bing totally wins the Halloween makeover battle with a homepage that pays homage to countless horror movies.

What Search Engines Think Of Each Other

The search engine wars are many things: one-sided, enduring, non-violent. But like all good immutable conflicts, they can also be catty.

The Hilarious Difference Between Google And Bing In One Picture

You use Google. Or maybe — just maybe — you use Bing. Sometimes, one is better. Sometimes, the other is prettier. Sometimes, it’s the other way around. Whatever. The most hilarious, ridiculous difference between the two though? How they auto-complete the Xbox One.

Bing Serves Up Five Times More Malicious Sites Than Google

Not all search engines are created equal. When it comes to Microsoft’s Bing, it seems that means malicious websites are happily returned far more often than by Google.

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