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June 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM

BUILD: Microsoft platformizes Bing

SAN FRANCISCO _ Among the goodies that Microsoft’s giving to developers at its Build conference is a $10 billion search engine. The company announced that it’s now offering Bing as a platform for software developers. “The unbounded knowledge of the Web is now available to your applications,” Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall said. This came after Chief Executive…

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September 1, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Google goggles around Seattle

It was hard to resist Google’s blatant pitch for publicity. The search giant was asking if I wanted to roam around downtown Seattle, starting at Pike Place Market, for a mobile demonstration of the Goggles application for Google’s Android platform. (Here’s a video of the demo) Goggles, which has steadily added new capabilities since it debuted…

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July 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Google jumps into travel biz with $700M deal, Expedia’s move?

Google just announced that it completed a $700 million deal to buy ITA Software, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that provides flight information used by airlines and travel companies. The deal is expected to have repercussions across the online travel industry. Bellevue-based Expedia reportedly tried to thwart Google with a competing offer and may now bulk…

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June 10, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Google ends foray to Bingville, home page “normal” again

Google has stopped using Bing-like photo backgrounds on its home page by default. Marissa Mayer, the art-loving Google executive in charge of search products and user experience, confirmed via Twitter that the page is back to “normal” this morning. Mayer wrote that “There was supposed to be a link explaining what was going on (only one day,…

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