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An Epic Internet Copyright Battle on the Horizon? Microsoft and News Corp. vs. Google, Maybe

Jonathan Steinsapir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Steinsapir

If Microsoft and News Corp. go forward with a deal whereby News Corp. demands that Google stop indexing its websites, don't be surprised if it leads to one of the most important copyright lawsuits in history.

Google Versus Google -- Will Social Search Tear the Company Apart?

Noah Mallin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Noah Mallin

Google announced with great fanfare that they were incorporating results from social media sites like Twitter into their search pages last week. So did their search rival, Bing.

Bing Name BATTLE: Design Firm Sues Microsoft Over Bing Trademark

Ars Technica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A small St. Louis company is suing Microsoft for using the name "Bing" without permission for its recently launched search engine. Bing! Information D...

Google's 'First Click Free' Will Allow Newspapers To Limit Access To Stories

AP | JANE WARDELL and ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LONDON — In a move that could help improve relations between Google Inc. and the media industry, the Internet search company is offering publish...

Bing Jingle: Kids Perform Microsoft Song | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As you can see in the video below, Microsoft has forced a bunch of middle schoolers in Pennsylvania to learn and perform Mann's Bing song. The horror....

Twitter Negotiating Data Deals With Google, Microsoft

AllThingsD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Is there gold in them thar tweets? Maybe so, because--according to sources familiar with the situation--Twitter is in advanced talks with Microsoft...

Search as Dialog

Jan Pedersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jan Pedersen

We see Bing as the first step in this long process of transforming search from something which often points you somewhere else to try and find your answer.

Search Wars -- With Bing, Twitter and Facebook, There's More to Searching Google

Danny Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Sullivan

It's easy to assume that when it comes to search, there's Google and nothing else. That was never the case.

Google Better Than Bing, Yahoo Study Finds

InformationWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A group of 1,100 software testers has rated Google the best search engine in terms of accuracy, speed, and relevance. ...

Bing Gains Modest Ground On Google, Yahoo In July

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Read More: Bing, Media News

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp.'s souped-up Internet search engine gained a little more ground on industry leaders Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. in...

Bing Jingle Contest Winner: 'Bing Goes The Internet' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bing has finally announced the winner of its jingle contest -- hat tip to TechCrunch, who called it "the worst jingle ever." And the winner is..."Bing...

Stephen Bing, Wealthy Hollywood Producer, Paid For Clinton N Korea Flight (SLIDESHOW)

AP | PAMELA HESS and SHARON THEIMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wealthy Hollywood producer and a major corporation paid for the flight that carried former President Bill Clinton and two Am...

How Bing and Twitter Can Save Journalism

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry

The emergence of Bing and Twitter mark the first formidable competitors to Google, which until now has monopolized the market on search, and thus the diversity of thought in journalism's Internet era.

Release 0.9: Parsing Microsoft's Bing

Esther Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Esther Dyson

Bing, Microsoft's new search engine, is like turning on the light and tidying things up a bit so you can find what you're looking for on the Web, nicely arranged in transparent data drawers.

Microsoft-Yahoo Deal: Can They Beat Google? | STEVE LOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The bumpy, marathon mating dance between Microsoft and Yahoo finally concluded on Wednesday, when the two companies announced a partnership in Interne...

Bing's First Month Traffic Beats Twitter, Digg And CNN

Business Insider | Preethi Dumpala|Jul. 9, 2009, 9:37 AM|5 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bing is now the thirteenth most visited site on the Web. It has a long way to go before it beats Google and has yet to overtake Yahoo, but since its ...

Is Bing Good for Bing?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It's just possible, in short, that in the end I may well be the last Bing standing. Time will tell.

Bing Often Better Than Google | DAVID POGUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For the last 15 years, Microsoft's master business plan seems to have been, "Wait until somebody else has a hit. Then copy it."...

Study: Microsoft Bing Is Better for Ads Than Google

Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nicholas Carlson

Sponsored links attract about 80% more attention on Bing than they do on Google, a new eye-tracking study from consulting firm User Centric shows.

Google's Android to Run on Acer Netbooks

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Acer is set to be the first PC manufacturer to package its netbooks with Google's Android operating system. One of the finest selling points about Google's OS is that its free.

Disrespecting the Bing

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Dezenhall

Pepsi annexed graphic elements of the Obama campaign's logo. Mario Lavandeira lifted the name of an exhibitionist heiress, gave it a Latino twist, and emerged with staggering success. The appropriation of brands is epidemic, and the Internet is only making it worse.

WATCH: Steve Ballmer Unveils 'Bing' Microsoft's New Search Engine | JESSICA HODGSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CARLSBAD, Calif.--Microsoft Corp. Thursday unveiled a major overhaul to its Internet search engine, as it enters a new chapter in its rivalry with Goo...

BingCo. Announces Plan to Pay Back Debt (By Issuing More Debt)

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I plan to sell an undesignated amount of stock in my formerly privately held BingCo., and also plan a note sale to help repay funds I have borrowed from various sources.

In Which I Come Face-to-Face with the American Investor

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Is it possible, that at some time in the future, the welfare of the companies we serve could be divorced from the fear, the greed, the feral hysteria of the securities marketplace?