When an ad pops up in your Web browser, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. Advertisers are competing for the space in front of you in what amounts to an auction. In milliseconds, their computers have to decide how ...
Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business.
Bing, the Microsoft-powered search engine, has announced it will encrypt most online traffic in the coming months as part of a ramped-up security effort.
Did the cross-country drive that you planned using an online mapping service take twice as long as expected?
In Microsoft's expensive, decadelong battle against Google's search engine, no detail is too small.
Google and Twitter announced a partnership Tuesday to display tweets in search results, renewing a tieup that ended in 2011.
Microsoft said Thursday its Bing search engine would be reconfigured to give more prominence to "mobile-friendly" websites, an acknowledgment of the growing importance of smartphones and other mobile devices.
Microsoft is folding its MSN team into the Windows division, a shakeup announced months ahead of the expected release of Windows 10, the latest version of the operating system.
Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network.