eWeek: Microsoft Bing Delivers More ‘Bird’s Eye’ Views of Points of Interests. “Microsoft has added dozens of new locations to the Bird’s Eye feature in Bing Maps. Bird’s Eye uses oblique imagery processing technology to provide detail-packed views that can help travelers navigate their surroundings by sight.”
Nieman Lab: The Trust Project brings news orgs and tech giants together to tag and surface high-quality news. “Will readers trust the news more if they have more information about who’s behind it It’s worth a try. Thursday marks the launch of The Trust Project, an initiative three years in the making (but feeling oh-so-relevant right about now) that brings together news outlets such as The Washington Post, The Economist, and the Globe and Mail, as well as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Bing, in a commitment to ‘provide clarity on the [news organizations’] ethics and other standards, the journalists’ backgrounds, and how they do their work.'” But not clarity on how search engines are arranging and surfacing news stories from these organizations via algorithm?
Reuters: Microsoft looks at whether Russians bought U.S. ads on search engine. “Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was looking into whether Russians bought U.S. election ads on its Bing search engine or on other Microsoft-owned products and platforms, after rival Google said it had discovered such ads on its products.”
Quartz: Siri will now search the web with Apple’s smartphone competitor instead of its computer rival. “Since the beginning, Siri has been the wind beneath Microsoft’s Bing. But those winds have died down—Apple will switch the default web search in Siri and Spotlight from Bing to Google, starting today (Sept. 25).”
Small Business Trends: What Is a Bing Business Bot and How Does Your Small Business Get One?. “An employee’s day can easily be derailed by customers calling to ask the same questions over and over again; Are you open today? Where can I pay my bill? How do I find your prices? Where are you located? So, it’s easy to understand the necessity Bing sees in creating chatbots for small businesses. Chatbots save your paid employees time, which saves you money.”
Ubergizmo: Bing Fact Check Labels Now Visible In Search Results. “To combat the surge in fake news, Google started adding fact check findings to search and news results earlier this year. It started working with fact checking organizations like PolitiFact and Snopes for this purpose. Bing is now doing something similar. Microsoft’s search engine will now display a fact check label in search results to help users find fact checking information on news and webpages within search results.”
Ars Technica: “Bing is bigger than you think,” Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches. ” Via OnMSFT, Microsoft tweeted yesterday that it’s ‘bigger than you think’ and provided some numbers that will probably be a surprise to many. The company claims that fully one-third of searches in the US are powered by Bing, either directly or through Yahoo or AOL (both of which provide results generated by Microsoft). Other strong markets include Taiwan, at 24 or 26 percent, and the UK, at either 23 or 25 percent (depending on which tweet you read).” Wow.