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Bing in the Classroom Now Available to All Schools in the US

“Today, we’re proud to unveil the next phase of the Bing in the Classroom program, including broad availability of our ad-free, safer, more private search to all eligible K-12 public and private schools in the US. Along with providing educational enhancements, Bing in the Classroom removes ads and blocks searches from being used for personalized advertising for all Bing.com searches done through the school’s network, making Bing the only major search engine to provide a search offering tailored specifically for the classroom.

As of today, any qualified school district or private school can go to bing.com/classroom and register for the completely free service, which is already being used by over 4.5 million students, including those in the five largest districts in the US. That means no waitlist, no installation or new settings, just one online form and all Bing.com searches on a school network can be ad-free within a few days of registration.” (via Search Blog)

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Bing introduces New Britannica Online Encyclopedia Answers

Bing Search Blog – “A core focus for us here at Bing has been about delivering relevant information in a more organized way to help you find what you need more quickly and get stuff done. An example of this approach has been seen in our answers feature – a snippet of information designed to give you a quick look at what you’re searching for while also giving you the option to dig deeper into the results. Starting today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica to include Britannica Online answers directly in the Bing results page.”

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New Features Coming to Bing

Kara Swisher has a semi-preview

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Bing getting a fall refresh

CNET – “Unlike when you stand over your coworker’s desk, Microsoft’s Bing search engine actually works better when you hover. One of the key features of the would-be rival to Google is that when you hover to the right of a result, you can get a preview of what to expect. As part of an update this week, Bing’s hover result will now feature more information including a thumbnail preview of the site in question.”

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Bing grabs 10 percent of search market

CNET – “Microsoft’s new Bing search service is the fastest-growing U.S. search engine among the top 10, according to a Nielsen report released Monday.”

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Caterina Fake’s Hunch.com, launching Monday, is already redefining ‘decision engine’

Los Angeles Times – "Microsoft’s megabucks advertising campaign for Bing.com couldn’t have come at a better time for Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake’s new consumer advice site, Hunch.com. With much pomp and circumstance, Microsoft is trumpeting the notion of a "decision engine" — an online service that helps users make the right choice on a variety of lifestyle and purchasing questions.  That description might loosely apply to Bing’s approach to Web search, but it fits Hunch — which launches Monday — to a tee."

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Why You Can’t Search The Word ‘Sex’ On Bing

Reuters – “Bing, the new search engine from Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Corp., doesn’t return any result for one of the most searched terms from India: sex. However, if you tell the search engine that you’re from the USA, or any one of the European countries (users can easily change country without even logging in), and bingo, several links are returned. If you say you are from China or an Arabian country, or Hong Kong or Singapore, again, no luck.”

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