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.


DuckDuckGo Handled One Billion Search Queries In 2013

Ever since Edward Snowden pulled back the curtain on the NSA’s relentless snooping, the anonymous search engine DuckDuckGo’s been breaking traffic records practically everyday. The privacy-friendly site just announced that it answered a whopping one billion search queries last year.


30% Of The Internet Is Just A Copy Of Itself

Sometimes it feels like the internet’s just the same thing over and over. Google agrees: According to the search giant, 25-30 per cent of everything online actually is a duplicate of something else somewhere else online.


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.


Chrome Finally Gets Hands-Free 'OK Google' Search

Even if your family gets bored and stops listening to you this Christmas, at least your computer will still have open ears. Google has officially released voice recognition for Chrome browsers in the form of a Chrome extension.


Google Announces Massive New Restrictions On Child Abuse Search Terms

Following no small amount of pressure from the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Google has announced a new initiative which will see it clean up search results for queries relating to underage sexual abuse.


Uh Oh, Chrome's Incognito Mode Is Broken On iOS 7

Better be careful what you search for on your iPhone. Chrome’s incognito mode on iOS 7 is leaky, and your embarrassing searches might not be as safe as you thought.


Google Search Is Getting Even Smarter

Today, 15 years after Google launched, the company’s SVP of Search Amit Singhal let us know where the search giant is heading. Not surprisingly, the primary focus is the engine’s ability to understand what you want, however you say it.


Topsy, Twitter's Google, Now Searches Every Tweet Ever Sent

Twitter’s been around since 2006. If it was a kid, Twitter would be in the second grade and totally grounded for having such a potty mouth. But trying to search through old tweets is a major frustration, because Twitter’s built-in search function favours messages it thinks are newest and most relevant. Topsy changes all that, with a robust search setup that as of today has indexed every tweet ever tweeted.