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Microsoft Begged Apple to Adopt Bing as Safari's Default Search Engine

Monday February 26, 2024 4:29 am PST by
Microsoft repeatedly attempted to persuade Apple to switch to Bing as the default search engine for Safari or even buy it outright, it has emerged. The information was disclosed in documents as part of Google's ongoing antitrust case against the U.S. Justice Department (via CNBC). According to the filings, Microsoft approached Apple in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2020, proposing that...
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Apple Deal Responsible for Google's Dominance in Search, Says Microsoft CEO

Monday October 2, 2023 11:29 am PDT by
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today said that he believes the search engine deal between Apple and Google has made it impossible for other search engines like Bing to compete (via The Wall Street Journal). With Google as the default search engine on Safari on all Apple devices, people become accustomed to using it, Nadella explained in testimony he gave during the ongoing Google vs. U.S. Department ...
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Microsoft's AI-Powered Bing Experience Gains Image Creation Functionality

Tuesday March 21, 2023 2:34 pm PDT by
Microsoft today announced that its AI-enhanced Bing browser now includes Bing Image Creator, image-generating technology powered by OpenAI's DALL-E deep learning model. DALL-E is designed to generate digital content through natural language descriptions, and it has been a popular image generation tool for some time now. Microsoft says that the Bing Image Creator will bring AI-powered visual...
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AI-Powered Bing Search Comes to Microsoft Edge, Skype and Bing iOS Apps

Wednesday February 22, 2023 3:26 pm PST by
Microsoft today announced the rollout of new Bing, Skype, and Edge apps for the iPhone and the iPad, all of which feature the chat-based AI-powered search capabilities that the company unveiled earlier in February. The redesigned Bing mobile app has an overhauled look and a new chat experience. Tapping on the Bing icon at the bottom of the app opens up a chat session, where users can ask the ...
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Google Adding 'Bard' Chatbot to Google Search, While Microsoft Debuts Updated ChatGPT Technology for Bing

Tuesday February 7, 2023 10:26 am PST by
The growing popularity of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot has inspired Microsoft and Google to add conversational AI functionality into their search products, with both companies making AI-related announcements this week. Google yesterday introduced Bard, a chatbot AI project that has been in the works for some time. Powered by Google's Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA), Bard is an...
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Microsoft Updates Bing iOS App With AI-Powered Visual Search

Friday June 22, 2018 3:51 am PDT by
Microsoft has announced a new visual search feature for its Bing app that lets users snap a picture with their phone's camera and use it to search the web. The new visual search function builds on the AI-powered intelligent search capabilities already used by Bing, and works pretty much like Google Lens: Users take a photo of something or upload one from their camera roll, and then the search...

Apple Drops Bing Search Engine Results for Siri and Spotlight in Favor of Google

Monday September 25, 2017 9:25 am PDT by
Starting today, Apple search results from Siri and Spotlight on Mac and iOS will be provided by Google rather than Microsoft's Bing. Apple announced the news in a statement that was given to TechCrunch this morning, claiming consistency across iOS and Mac devices is the reason behind the switch. "Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac...
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Bing for iOS Lets Users Search Web for Images by Taking a Photo

Monday May 2, 2016 3:42 am PDT by
Microsoft has updated its Bing search engine app for iOS with a feature that allows users to search the web using a photo taken on their device. Bing users can now select an existing photo from their gallery or opt to shoot one from within the app, and Bing will use the image to search for similar ones online. User photos can be cropped to get search results specific to an object within...

Microsoft Launches Redesigned 'Bing' App With Focus on Quick Interactions and App Discovery

Wednesday November 18, 2015 8:00 am PST by
Microsoft today launched an entirely revamped Bing search engine app for iOS, which it is hoping will reimagine search on the iPhone. The Bing app has a new design with a much cleaner interface and a series of quick action buttons that aim to cut down on the amount of typing a user needs to do to get relevant search results. According to Microsoft, existing mobile search engines are a copycat...
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Marissa Mayer Says Yahoo Would 'Welcome the Opportunity' to Become Default Safari Search Engine

Wednesday January 28, 2015 6:50 am PST by
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, during the company's quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, expressed interest in Yahoo becoming the default search engine in Safari. Mayer recognized the significance that getting Yahoo in front of Mac, iPhone and iPad could have for the search engine, referring to Apple's default web browser as "one of the premier search deals in the world if not the premier...

Bing for iPad Adds 'Lasso' Search Term Selection

Tuesday July 5, 2011 12:04 pm PDT by
While Apple took a fair amount of time developing the current copy-and-paste mechanism for iOS, holding off on releasing it until iPhone OS 3.0 in mid-2009, Microsoft's new update for its Bing for iPad app shows off an alternative method for text selection known as "Lasso". The technique allows users to select text to serve as the...