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December 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Bing: Seahawks won’t win the Super Bowl

Microsoft’s Bing search engine put its algorithms to work and released a bleak prediction for the company’s hometown football fans: the Seattle Seahawks won’t repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Bing says they won’t even make the final game. The search enBing Super Bowl predictiongine predicts a New England Patriots win over the Green Bay Packers.

Bing isn’t playing favorites with it’s corporate parent, either.

Its roster of the top trending wearable technology devices of 2015 is led by Apple’s watch, followed by Samsung gear. Microsoft’s own band makes an appearance lower in the leaderboards and, for some reason, is ranked as high as No. 3 in Europe.

Some of the other predictions might surprise.

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October 21, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Find Facebook and Twitter updates on Microsoft Bing

Bing search results will feature Facebook and Twitter updates. Qi Lu, president of Microsoft’s Online Services division, announced the partnership with the two social media companies today at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Microsoft also discussed it in the company’s Bing blog. The Twitter partnership, which you can try out here, will include…

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October 21, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Microsoft’s Bing may score Facebook, Twitter partnership

AllThingsD is reporting that Microsoft is expected to announce two partnerships with social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. The deals would make Facebook and Twitter status updates searchable by Microsoft’s search engine Bing, according to the report. If Microsoft manages to score an exclusive deal, it would be a coup for Bing, which is trying to…

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June 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Microsoft news roundup: Bill Gates tie-less, cell phones cut, Google on Bing

Some bits and bytes on Microsoft from around the country: New York Post says Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin has a team of engineers dissecting Bing, Microsoft’s newly upgraded search engine. Early data after Bing’s launch at the beginning of June show that traffic numbers have improved for Microsoft’s search operation. MocoNews says Microsoft has stopped…

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June 4, 2009 at 6:02 PM

More Microsoft TV ads promoting its search engine Bing (update on an oops)

Here is the next round of TV commercials Microsoft is airing to make some headway in online search. The ads all criticize Google without actually naming the search leader, claiming that using Google’s search engine results in an overload of results that don’t get you the answer you want. On a side note, our reliable Seattle…

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June 3, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Microsoft’s Qi Lu talks about Bing

User intent, user intent, user intent. That was the message Qi Lu, head of Microsoft’s online division, brought to his keynote this morning at SMX Advanced, a search marketing conference at Bell Harbor Conference Center that started Tuesday. The keynote began with a television commercial for Microsoft’s upgraded search engine, Bing, which the company plans…

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