How Bing Could've Almost Beaten Google to "Instant" a Year Ago

Google's shouting loudly about it's new almost-as-fast-as-you-think Instant search powers, and it is indeed clever. But a programmer worked out how to do this for Microsoft a year ago. Could Bing have beaten Google? » 9/12/10 10:20am 9/12/10 10:20am

Google Testing Search Results That Automatically Update As You Type

Google is testing a feature that puts Google Suggestions on steroids. Why? Because Google will automatically give users live, updating search results as users type each letter of their search. It's hectic and sort of creepy. [Ousbey via TechCrunch] » 8/21/10 5:00pm 8/21/10 5:00pm

Confirmed: Microsoft's New Search Engine Is Called 'Bing', Opens June…

Steve Ballmer just confirmed rumors that Microsoft's new search engine, previously called Kumo, has been christened with the wonderfully onomatopoeic, possibly stupid name, "Bing". UPDATE: And it's coming next week. » 5/28/09 11:36am 5/28/09 11:36am

Microsoft Going After GPS with NavReady 2009

Microsoft has announced an entirely new software platform for personal navigation devices, Windows Embedded NavReady 2009. Whereas companies generally program proprietary software for GPS units, Microsoft is now offering software for the hardware—similar to what Windows is to the PC. Featuring maps based upon Live… » 6/16/08 1:59pm 6/16/08 1:59pm

Microsoft: Google Poops on Copyright

In a speech made yesterday to the American Association of Publishers, associate general counsel for Microsoft, Tom Rubin, called out Google (and its Book Search) for not respecting copyright. Alleging that "Google's track record of protecting copyrights in other parts of its business is weak at best," he asserted… » 3/07/07 3:00pm 3/07/07 3:00pm