Opposites Attract? Bing Search Box Arrives on Chrome New Tab Pages

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Searching just got simpler for people using Chrome with their default search engine set to Bing. Now when you open a new tab in your browser, you will get quick access to the Bing search box (and associated Page Zero features) as well as the frequently used sites you’re used to.   To enable this, go to Chrome’s Settings, and set your search engine to Bing (under “Search”), or follow the…

The Choice is Clear, Don’t Get Scroogled this Year

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Last week we launched the “Scroogled” campaign to educate average consumers about what Google has done with their shopping site. Instead of showing you the most relevant shopping search results for the video game you’re looking to buy your kid, Google Shopping now decides what to show you based partially on how much the merchant selling the product has paid them. Merchants can literally pay to improve their chances to…

A Commitment to Trust and Transparency in Search

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Six days ago, we launched the “Scroogled” campaign to let you know that, just in time for the holiday rush, Google has made some unprecedented changes to Google Shopping. How did Google respond? They distributed a statement praising their service. They highlighted how great products look on Google Shopping without really explaining how the products get there in the first place. They did not contradict or argue any of the…

Don’t Get Scroogled: Bing Launches Campaign for Honest Search to Help Shoppers this Holiday Season

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That Holiday Feeling Even after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you might walk the halls around your office at lunchtime and still find a lot of your colleagues shopping online for the holidays. And they’ll be in good company. This year, according to shop.org, online sales will jump 12% over last year to $96 billion dollars this holiday season. Because nearly half of all that online shopping will start from…

Introducing Schema.org: Bing, Google and Yahoo Unite to Build the Web of Objects

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We’ve been talking for a while about the need to rethink the search experience to better reflect both the changing web and advancing user habits. One of the biggest challenges and opportunities we see is to literally create a high-definition proxy of the physical world inside of Bing. In other words, we want to be able to model the world in which we all live to the level that search…

Thoughts on search quality

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This morning, I will be on a panel at the Farsight Summit with some of the industry’s thought leaders to talk about search quality as we look into the future of search. Farsight is about looking 10 years into the future to explore the big industry challenges and opportunities ahead of us as we work to deliver the next generation of search. We woke up to an interesting (and interestingly…

Bing and Big Think present Farsight 2011: “Beyond the Search Box” Event and Webcast

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In the past ten years, search has transformed the way we experience the web even as the web itself has changed.  New user interfaces, mobile devices, and interactive services are evolving beyond text pages intertwining the ‘web’ into all aspects of our lives and thus we expect to be able to do more online with less friction.   Along with the innovation has come an explosion of information and services that…

Search is a Love Problem

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I first had the idea for this post a few years ago, when Google’s April Fool’s Day prank was to define love as a search problem and talked about how Google Romance was going to find you the person of your dreams.   We wish! (Although, at one time it DID work for Rory). But anyway, it got me thinking about Search and Community, and now that I’ve been on…

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support Sitemaps

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Today, we are excited to announce that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol.  The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world.  This protocol enables site owners everywhere to tell search engines about the content on their site instead of having to rely  solely on crawl algorithms to find it. So, why are we excited to work…