'Bing it on'? Not so fast...

Oct 7, 2013
Microsoft's claim that users prefer its search engine Bing over Google is dubious.

Is this search link an ad?

Jun 26, 2013
The FTC has told two dozen Internet search engines to make sure online consumers can tell the difference between advertising and the 'natural' results of an Internet search.

FTC tells search engines to clearly label advertisements

Jun 26, 2013
In a letter today to Google, Bing and other search engines, the Federal Trade Commission warned of a need to "clearly and prominently" distinguish ads from natural search results.

Just ask Klout

May 23, 2013
Online company Klout, known for ranking people for online influence, is rolling out a search feature that uses those influencers as magnets for consumer questions -- and advertising dollars.
A marketing logo from Klout.
Klout

Google users get 'Scroogled' in Microsoft's new ads

Nov 28, 2012
Microsoft's Bing is doing all it can to gain market share from Google.

Social search gets bigger, and Instapaper's founder Marco Arment starts 'The Magazine'

Oct 17, 2012
Google has broadened the data it's pulling into its version of what's being called "social search," and famous developer Marco Arment starts his own magazine.

Microsoft takes write-down to make up for Internet losses

Jul 3, 2012
Bing is no boon, so Microsoft books a $6.2 billion charge and wipes out quarterly profit.

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