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Bing Predicts Bombs in NFL Week 4; Does the Prediction Engine Have a Chance in Week 5?
Bing Predicts Bombs in NFL Week 4; Does the Prediction Engine Have a Chance in Week 5?

Note: This post is for the 2014 season. Click here to see the Week 4 results and Week 5 preview for 2015. When Bing launched its NFL prediction engine, the search engine confidently declared it expected to get the majority of the games correct. After an abysmal 5-8 (38.5%) performance during Week 4, Bing and…

A Quick Conversational Guide to Your Holiday Marketing Plan
A Quick Conversational Guide to Your Holiday Marketing Plan

Take a look at your calendar. See anything important? In case you didn’t notice, the holiday shopping season is upon us. No, I’m not talking about Halloween—although you probably should have your costume picked out by this point. I’m talking about the holiday season. You know, that time of year between Thanksgiving and the end…

5 Things to Consider before Ditching Facebook and Joining Ello
5 Things to Consider before Ditching Facebook and Joining Ello

If you’re ready to say goodbye to Facebook, you aren’t the only one. However, there hasn’t been a good enough reason to make the leap off the social media giant. Maybe that’s about to change. Say hello to Ello, a “simple, beautiful, and ad-free” social media alternative. You’ve probably noticed sudden buzz about Ello in your…

Why Google Shouldn’t Reveal Its Search Algorithm
Why Google Shouldn’t Reveal Its Search Algorithm

Last week, Germany challenged Google to do the ultimate in transparency: reveal exactly how it ranks websites or be banished from the internet forever. Okay, that’s not exactly what happened. But Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas did say in an interview with Financial Times that Google should reveal its search algorithm for the sake of…

Bing Predicts Is Unimpressive in NFL Week 3, Tries to Remain Relevant in Week 4 and Beyond
Bing Predicts Is Unimpressive in NFL Week 3, Tries to Remain Relevant in Week 4 and Beyond

Note: This post is for the 2014 season. Click here to see the Week 3 results and Week 4 preview for 2015. It’s long been said that any NFL team can win on any given Sunday. Microsoft’s Bing is out to prove that it knows exactly who is going to win each week. So far,…

Bing Predicts Slips in NFL Week 2, Looks to Improve in Week 3
Bing Predicts Slips in NFL Week 2, Looks to Improve in Week 3

Note: This post is for the 2014 season. Click here to see the Week 2 results and Week 3 preview for 2015. Week 2 of the NFL season is now behind us, and Bing’s prediction engine looks to be in danger. Falling to 9-7 this week, Bing Predicts barely made good on its promise to…

NFL Week 1 Results: How Did Bing's Prediction Engine Do?
NFL Week 1 Results: How Did Bing's Prediction Engine Do?

Note: This recap is from the 2014 season. You can find the 2015 Week 1 recap right here. Based on Week 1, it looks like Microsoft Bing (along with its Cortana app for Windows Phone users) might be able to sneak into the playoffs this year, at least as a wildcard team. Microsoft’s search engine…

Bing Predicts NFL Results, Opens Season with a Win
Bing Predicts NFL Results, Opens Season with a Win

On Thursday night, the Seattle Seahawks did exactly what Microsoft’s Bing said they would do. The defending Super Bowl champs officially opened the 2014 NFL season by easily defeating the Cheeseheads 36-16, giving Bing a perfect record so far this season. Earlier this week, Bing announced its predictions for Week 1 of the NFL season,…

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