Apple May Oust Google from iPhone in Favor of Bing
Bloomberg reports that Apple is conducting negotiations with Microsoft about bringing its search engine Bing to the iPhone. Bloomberg cites sources familiar with Apple and Microsoft's plans, and notes that the move would make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone. Google is the current default search engine in the iPhone's browser. Right now, users can choose Yahoo instead, but have to perform the switch manually. Bloomberg's sources indicate that the talks have been underway for weeks and may still fall apart before a deal is reached. Microsoft has already created a Bing application for the iPhone, and Google has a search app for the iPhone, too.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
Yahoo Rejiggers Browser-Based Search for iPhone
Yahoo says it has tweaked how it presents results to people who search from the iPhone's browser. iPhone owners who have Yahoo set as their default search engine will now see cleaner search results that display more data and make it easier to drill down into specifics.
Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.
Microsoft Rebuilds Bing for iOS
Microsoft today released a wholly new version of its Bing Search application for the iPhone. The app takes advantage of new features in iOS, such as app linking, to improve search suggestions and results.
Yahoo Improves Search In Mobile Browsers
Yahoo today said it has refreshed how it displays mobile search results in a way that will help people find what they're looking for quicker. Yahoo explains that rather than offer lists of links, the new search presents results — including images, videos, news, and other details — prominently in a way that's more useful.
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Bing is Garbage!
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Bing? Come on...
That said Apple partnering with MS i...
Kind of bummed...
It's no big deal. I'll try the Bing search bar and if I don't like it...there's an app for that