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Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith

Microsoft’s Bing search engine returns to China just a day after users reported outages

Service has been restored to China a day after outages were first reported, Microsoft confirms.
The Microsoft Bing search engine.

Microsoft’s Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem

Researchers found that Microsoft's Bing search engine would surface pictures of child pornography, even when searching for relatively innocent search terms, according to a TechCrunch report.
Sundar Pichai

Google’s Dragonfly execs didn’t take written notes and isolated internal teams to hide China search plans from other employees

A report on Thursday describes the efforts at Google to push aside internal security and privacy concerns over its Chinese search engine, Dragonfly.
Donald Trump and Meghan Markle.

America is so obsessed with the royal wedding that Meghan Markle briefly overtook Trump on Google

Google confirmed to Business Insider that interest in Markle in the US overtook that in Trump on Thursday morning, amid a maelstrom of drama surrounding the royal wedding.
A chain of block erupters used for Bitcoin mining is pictured at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California October 28, 2013.

Bitcoin’s huge 2017 rally synched almost perfectly with the number of online searches for ‘bitcoin’

Searches for "bitcoin" increased by 1,258.21% in 2017, and was searched for 17 times more often than the dollar and 101 times more often than the euro.

Snapchat adds new Stories search feature, opening up more places for ads

Snapchat is tiptoeing into the lucrative world of search with a new feature announced on Friday.

Mark Zuckerberg just put Google on notice that it’s going after its cash cow

During Facebook's Q2 earnings call on Wednesday, Zuckerberg made it clear that search advertising is in the cards.

Microsoft figured out a clever way to mint cash with its second-place search engine

Advertising revenue from Microsoft's Bing search engine was up 16% year-on-year during the last quarter.

Wall Street has a few big worries about Google’s results this quarter

"Investors remain concerned about the growth of distribution TAC," SunTrust's Robert Peck writes.

How one of Google’s ambitious new projects is ‘breaking’ app creators’ worlds — in a good way

Google's Android Instant Apps have big implications for app developers.