Bing is continuing to improve on its specialized search engine for Facebook photos, gussying up the feature’s user interface and supporting a slideshow view.
Björk wants to make her Biophilia app, which provides educational multimedia experiences about science and sound, available on platforms in addition to iOS, and she has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the work.
Several dozen rights groups have issued an open letter to Microsoft, asking the company to disclose how Skype user data is handled.
Bing is boosting the Facebook content in its social sidebar five-fold, Microsoft said today.
With Facebook’s launch earlier today of a social search feature, the company indicated that it increasingly sees Google as a competitor and won’t sit idly by while Google pushes into social networking.
As the FTC continues to mull a lawsuit against Google for anticompetitive practices — with a decision expected as soon as this week — Microsoft today accused the company of refusing to provide it with full access to YouTube such that it cannot support a fully functional app on its mobile operating system.
Today, Bing moved to make its own ‘Snapshot’ column, introduced in May, more competitive with Google’s Knowledge Graph by rolling out entries for famous people and landmarks.
Otto Berkes, one of the founders of Xbox, will replace 30-year veteran Bob Zitter as HBO’s chief technology officer, the company said today.
Web audience measurement provider ComScore yesterday debuted the first commercial rankings that provide de-duplicated visit counts for desktop users and mobile users, whether through apps or a browser. Social sites ratcheted up their prestige, even while the list of the most trafficked digital properties showed that the same sites that do well on the desktop Web do well on mobile platforms.