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Yahoo Decline Slows As Latest Financials Released But Oblivion Still Looms
Yahoo, a once Titan of the World Wide Web had only surprise in its latest quarterly release last week, and that was that the results weren’t quite as bad as everyone had expected. Not that that says much about the shape of the company. The only thing apparently holding up... Read more
Windows 10 Removes Google Search From Cortana
From last week, Microsoft has ended what many people consider the easiest way to search the internet; by blocking third party searches that go through Bing and the Cortana digital personal assistant. The move was announced late last week in a blog post by the General Manager of Search... Read more
France fines Google over ‘right to be forgotten’   
The French data protection authority, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertes (CNIL), has said it has fined Alphabet subsidiary, Google, €100,000 for failing to scrub search results widely enough to comply with an EU privacy ruling. The US based tech firm has been in a long running... Read more
Microsoft Apps Coming To Cyanogen Devices
Microsoft has snagged another important partnership with the makers of CyanogenMod, a ROM for Android that has become extremely popular in places like India. The partnership will include CyanogenMod 12 with Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Outlook, Bing, OneNote, and Skype coming preloaded on the update. It is a big list,... Read more
Microsoft is About to Delete Clip Art for Good
I may be getting older, but I can still vividly remember when I used Microsoft’s Clip Art feature for just about anything I was doing. If I needed a quick picture of something, I’d just type in what I was looking for in the search box, and after a... Read more
Microsoft Offers Brazilians Free Skype Credits To Use Bing
What’s your default search engine? According to Net Market Share’s April report, Google still leads all the other search engines globally – by miles. Google has 68.65% market share worldwide, followed by Baidu with 16.99%. Next comes Yahoo – Global with 6.56%, and at fourth place is Microsoft’s Bing... Read more
Bing Health & Fitness App Available On Windows Phone
Health and fitness is no doubt one of the most profitable niches today, and no serious tech player will allow itself to be left behind. In spite of all the struggles that Microsoft has been facing since what it seems like forever, it has a foot in the health... Read more
Is Microsoft Censoring Chinese Search Results in The US?
The average person relies heavily on search engines to fill their information meter on a daily basis. Sad to say, gone are the days when the go-to information sources are print newspapers and libraries; and although they still exist, search engines are the default now. And, when it comes... Read more
Microsoft Gives $15 Million To Foursquare PLUS Licensing Deal
Microsoft seems to be in the midst of exciting times in spite of the not-so-good response it has received because of its decision to kill XP (albeit prolonging things, it seems). Then there is the new CEO, with Bill Gates even making a comeback. But that’s not all! While... Read more
Bing Open To Developers
At its Build developer conference, Microsoft announced that it is opening up a large amount of Bing‘s advanced functionality to software developers. As Microsoft corporate VP Gurdeep Singh Pall noted, developers are already using Bing APIs, of course, but apps can now use Bing’s natural user interfaces, optical character recognition and new mapping and visualization capabilities, which... Read more