Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search

bing-xbox-featured Microsoft announced on the Bing Search Blog that the Xbox One now supports full web search with the latest system wide update to the Xbox One. Microsoft said with this update they are "expanding search to include web results." Now when you search with “Xbox Bing,” you will receive results from the Bing marketplace as well as relevant items from the web. Also when using Internet Explorer on Xbox One, you are now able to highlight text on the web page then press the menu button to engage Bing search. Here are screen shots: For more details about this Xbox One update, see the [...]


Bing Previews Its Role In Providing Natural Language Voice Search On Xbox One

xbox bing voice search When Microsoft's next-generation gaming console, the Xbox One, comes out on Friday, it will arrive with Bing built-in to power a range of searches from games to music to television programs -- and searches you can do just by speaking to the Xbox. Today, Bing shared a preview of how this will work. On the Bing blog, Microsoft highlighted some of the searches Bing will be able to perform, writing: When we watched Star Trek decades ago, the idea of talking to a computer seemed like pure science fiction. Fast forward to the present and your voice has replaced the remote control for your li [...]


SMX Advanced: Microsoft’s Gurdeep Singh Pall Talks About Voice Search, Entities & More

bing-click-featured Day two of our SMX Advanced event is getting started with our second keynote event: a conversation with Microsoft's Gurdeep Singh Pall. He's the VP for the Information Platform & Experience team at Microsoft, and is responsible for vision, product strategy and R&D for Bing. Search Engine Land's founding editor, Danny Sullivan, is leading the conversation and we're set to get started. So feel free to follow along below. I'll use "DS" for Danny and "GSP" for Gurdeep as I type. We're going to start with a short presentation from Gurdeep before the conversation part. Bing is do [...]


Bing’s Voice Search On Xbox Now Searches The Web, Too

bing-logo-200 Microsoft is expanding Bing's capabilities in the living room with news today that Xbox users can search the web via their console. It's part of the "new entertainment experience" that Microsoft is pushing out this week via the Xbox. Bing Voice Search has been available on the Xbox since June 2011, but it could only search content available via the console itself -- games, movies, TV shows, music and so forth. But Microsoft has added Internet Explorer into the mix, and with that comes the ability to do Bing voice searches of web content, not just Xbox content. Here's how Bing explains it [...]


Bing Becomes Hub Of Microsoft’s New Xbox Experience

bing-xbox-featured As promised, Bing is the focus of a new Xbox experience that's launching this week. Beginning on Tuesday, Xbox Live users who also have Kinect will be able to use their voice -- and Bing's search technology -- to find different types of content that are available on their television, including movies from Netflix, TV shows on Hulu Plus, music from Zune, video games and more. Here's an excerpt from Microsoft's news release, the full text of which also introduces several new content partners: The power of Kinect combined with the intelligence of Bing search is turning your voice into the ult [...]


Key Microsoft Executive Yusuf Mehdi Leaves Bing Division For XBox

Yusuf Mehdi, who reportedly is the " longest-running executive in Microsoft’s Online Services Division," (which houses Bing) is heading over to the company's Xbox division. Reasons for the shift aren't entirely clear. But Mehdi is a key executive for "OSD" and was instrumental in the creation and successful launch of Bing. According to the internal memo obtained by Geekwire, Mehdi and his tenure are described as follows: Yusuf has been involved with leading Microsoft Online Services businesses longer than anyone else on the OSD LT, and has been a pivotal leader at critical milestones of [...]


Bing Voice Search Coming To Xbox

Later this year, Bing search will take on a new platform: the Xbox entertainment/gaming console. And to prove that it's all cutting edge stuff in the gamers' world, Bing will be offering a voice-based search engine (in addition to a traditional text/type-based search) to help users find games, movies and TV shows, music and other content that's available via the Xbox. From the Bing blog post: By combining all this content with the power of Bing's deep search expertise, Microsoft Tellme's voice technology and the magic of Kinect, we'll be able to provide instant access to the expansive [...]


Bing Offers Free T-Shirts … For Your Xbox Avatar

Let's give Microsoft's marketing folks some credit for thinking inside the box. Literally. They've taken their Bing promotional efforts inside Microsoft's own Xbox gaming platform with free codes that let Xbox Live users outfit their avatars in Bing t-shirts. That's what you'll see when you search Bing with the magic search phrase. As Bing said on Facebook, "Your Xbox LIVE avatar might not be a real person -- but that doesn't mean they shouldn't still be fashionable." So very, very true. Microsoft made an $80 million push when Bing launched last year. Some of that advertising was cle [...]


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