Search Engine Roundtable: Bing Offers Historical Knowledge Box: Search “On This Day”. “Bing quietly announced on Twitter that if you search for [on this day] in Bing you may just get an historical knowledge box showing you important and historical events that happened on this day in the past.”
Neowin: Microsoft gives Bing Search app “a whole new look” on Android, including animated gif search. “Microsoft has released a major update for its Bing Search app on Android devices, bringing ‘a whole new look’ to the app. The new version ditches the bright teal design that was originally introduced on iOS in 2015, and which made its way to Android devices in February 2016.”
Techradar: Bing search has taken over a surprising amount of Google’s turf. “Microsoft’s search engine Bing has made some seriously surprising inroads into Google’s territory, managing to snatch a considerable chunk of the search market in the US and UK. According to comScore’s figures for desktop PC searches in March of this year, Bing has managed to capture no less than 33% of the market over in the States. And it’s not far behind that in the UK, with a 26% share.”
Search Engine Journal: Bing Introduces Personalized Image and Video Feeds . “Bing has introduced the ability to personalize your image and video feeds based on interests and favorites. When you visit the Bing homepage, and navigate to the images or video sections before conducting a search, you will see the ‘Feed’ tab.”
Search Engine Land: Bing Visual Search lets you search specific objects within images. “Bing is expanding its image search toolset with a new product that lets users search for specific items shown within a larger image. They’re calling it Bing Visual Search, and it’s available now as part of the Bing’s existing image search tools. It’s pretty simple to use and pretty impressive, too.” Definitely got to play with this. Well done Bing.
Oooh, very nice, Bing. From Search Engine Land: Bing launches bots for local businesses. “In April, Matt McGee spotted the appearance of chat functionality for selected Seattle-area restaurants. That is now rolling out officially (still only to restaurants) through Bing Places and the newly launched Business Bot program. Microsoft will automatically create a bot from the data in Bing Places.”
Neowin: Microsoft announces new Bing features following Build 2017. “Following Microsoft’s annual Build event last week, which was thoroughly covered by Neowin, the company has now announced some new features arriving to Bing. The search engine will now support bots, eSports coverage and search for hiking and camping places.”