TECH BYTES: Google takes aim at Bing

June 15, 2009 9:56:21 AM PDT
Google is revamping its search because of competition from Bing.

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The New York Post is reporting Microsoft's two week old search engine has Rattled Google co-founder Seregy Brin. Brin is said to have assembled a team of Google's top engineers to work on urgent upgrades to the company's service. The company declined to comment on the report but did say it's always working on improving search. Google accounts for about 60 percent of searches to Bing's roughly 11 percent.

Someone seems to have found a way to cash in on Twitter. Dell says it has sold more than $3 million in PCs and accessories through promotions and other activity on the micro-blogging site. The "Dell outlet" account offers Twitter-only deals and answers customer questions.

Finally, Microsoft wants to help you do something good for others the next time you surf the Web. The software giant has launched the "Browser for the Better" campaign. For every completed download of Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft is donating the equivalent of eight meals to "Feeding America's" network of food banks. The campaign runs until August 8th -- so start downloading.

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