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Cortana-like Personalization Comes to Microsoft Bing

Bing provides a window into how Cortana, Microsoft's new search and digital assistant technology, gets to know users.

Senate Bill Aims to Replace Federal Agency With Google Search

A proposed federal law would eliminate the National Technical Information Service because about 74 percent of the documents it circulates can instead be found for free through Google searches.

Yahoo Breathing Easier on Modest Earnings, Revenue Gains

Revenue increased 1 percent to $1.3 billion in Q1 2014 after four straight quarters with lower or flat results.

Google Patches Apps, Services in Response to Heartbleed Flaw

In response to the newly announced Heartbleed code flaw, Google has patched key services, including Search, Gmail, YouTube and Google Wallet. Other services are still being patched, according to Google.

Mobile Apps Bringing the End of the World Wide Web as We Know It

NEWS ANALYSIS: Mobile and wearable devices along with the apps that they run are rapidly ending use of the open Web to access information.

Daily Tech Briefing: April 9, 2014 VIDEO

Microsoft's Cortana Presages Bing's Future; IBM Brings New Cloud Offerings, Pricing to the Mainframe; Apple Reimbursing Customers for Unapproved In-App Purchases; and more.
Bing Search

Microsoft's Cortana Presages Bing's Future

The Cortana voice assistant technology may have wowed the crowd at Microsoft's Build, but she wasn't the only showcase for the company's search technology.
XBox One

Bing Voice-Enabled Web Search Hits the Xbox One

Expanding on its efforts to build Bing into a service layer, Microsoft issues an update that allows Xbox One users to search the Web from their couches.

Yahoo Users: No More Log-Ins Through Facebook or Google

Yahoo is updating its sign-in processes to let users in only when they provide their Yahoo log-in information, rather than using their Facebook or Google identities.
Google Chrome

Google Chrome Beta Browser Adds Hands-Free Voice Search

Employing voice commands, users of the fledgling Chrome beta browser gain new capabilities as they use the Web browser to get their work completed.

Bing Gives Users 100GB of Cloud Storage as 'Reward'

Microsoft opens a new front in the search wars with a promotion that offers additional OneDrive storage to loyal users of its Bing search engine.
Bing search

Bing Beefs Up for Tax Time, Boosts Search Quality, Security

Microsoft rolls out new resources to help taxpayers get squared away with Uncle Sam and avoid scams.

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