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Bing Predicts is on a Roll; Looking Ahead to NFL Week 8

Just a few weeks ago, Bing Predicts looked like it was in trouble. After a pathetic 5-8 record in NFL Week 4, most people were ready to write off the prediction engine as a failed experiment. Since then, Bing has dominated. After a second-straight 11-4 performance in Week 7, Bing has successfully predicted 78% of …

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Did Penguin 3.0 Affect Your Site? Here’s How to Find Out

This past weekend, Google officially released the latest Penguin update. This version of Penguin, currently dubbed Penguin 3.0 by the SEO world, is the search engine giant’s latest attempt to fight against websites that use spammy techniques to give themselves an artificial boost in the rankings.

Early reports indicate Penguin 3.0 is both a data …

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Bing Predicts Rolls in NFL Week 6, “Predicting the Predictions” in Week 7

Bing just proved Week 5 was no fluke.

After going 13-2 in Week 5, the search engine pumped out its second best round of predictions during Week 6. With an impressive 11-4 performance (for the record, I count the Bengals/Panthers tie as a loss for Bing since it did not correctly predict the outcome of the game), …

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Why You Should Be Using Magento for Your E-Commerce Site

Many website owners expect instant riches when they launch an e-commerce site. Naturally, many website owners end up disappointed. E-commerce is not as simple as throwing a few products online and watching orders roll in. While we often hear statistics like “60% of all transactions will occur online by 2017,” simply having an e-commerce website …

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Bing Predicts Roars Back in NFL Week 5, Focuses on Visiting Teams in Week 6

During NFL Week 5, Bing Predicts looked better than Tom Brady.

While the two-time MVP looked almost flawless in a much needed performance Sunday night against the previously undefeated Bengals, Microsoft’s prediction machine overshadowed Brady’s performance by delivering a 13-2 record for the week.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement. After all, it’s …

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