Apple has opened up a possible new revenue stream that could be as much as US$60 billion (A$77.6 billion) through its new privacy narrative, a main part of which is its ad-tracking technology that in the iOS 14.5 update, technology analyst outfit Counterpoint Research claims.
The big news for Microsoft Office 365 this week is users with personal Microsoft accounts can earn Microsoft Rewards points in connection with their work searches on Bing when the Link Microsoft Azure Active Directory with Rewards feature is enabled.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published an issues paper on the impact of default settings for search engines and browsers on mobile devices, and is seeking submissions from consumers and the industry.
Google has very cleverly got its way as far as the news media code is concerned, leading Australian politicians on and ensnaring them in a very neat trap. And the company has ensured that nobody will lose face as a result of all the threats.
Global software company, Microsoft, today announced it will install a browser extension that makes Bing the default search engine for Google Chrome beginning with Office 365 ProPlus version 2002.
The privacy-focused Internet search engine DuckDuckGo has achieved a high of 30 million search queries a day recently, the company behind it says.
Microsoft has announced that more 5000 of its engineers and computer scientists will join its new AI and Research Group.
Cortana will now use Microsoft Edge and by inference Bing search as its only search engine.
Microsoft's first fiscal quarter results reveal a 2% rise in profits despite a 16% decline in revenue.
China’s internet search giant Baidu has launched its own Android based Virtual Assistant – Duer.
In further proof that the sharing economy works Uber has bought Microsoft’s Bing Map Unit. Note that this is nothing to do with Microsoft's HERE maps licence with Nokia.
With so much happening in time for the launch of Windows 10 on 29 July, it is easy to overlook some other interesting issues.
Kogan’s latest laptop delivers better specs for less money, beating a similarly specced Dell on price, screen res and more.
Goodbye, 90s clip art, Microsoft has deleted ye, replaced by Bing’s Image search instead.
Open source pioneer Mozilla has signed a five year deal with Fading Internet giant Yahoo which will mean Microsoft’s Bing will replace Google as Firefox’s search engine, at least in the US.
Microsoft has revamped its Bing search engine, both cosmetically and under the hood, to take the fight to Google.
Search engine Bing has launched its first ever Australian marketing campaign – aptly named ‘Bing is for doing’ – using, as the campaign centrepiece, a series of mini documentaries and TVCs which tell stories of inspirational young Australians who get things done.
Online search and online directories continue to attract advertisers at a rapid rate while advertising in the print directories market erodes further. In the 12 months to June this year, Australian online search and directories advertising grew 23 percent to hit $1.4 billion in total revenue, with Google still the overwhelmingly dominant player.
Google has been found not guilty of breaching consumer protection laws by failing to sufficiently distinguish between search results and sponsored links (aka adverts) but its ability to use its dominance of the Australian search market to favour its own services over those of competitors is under increasing scrutiny by the Productivity Commission.
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