On Friday, January 2nd, a few of Microsoft’s online services, including Bing and Live.com, suffered outages for about 20 minutes. Yahoo Search, which is actually powered by Bing under a 10-year deal announced in 2009, also went offline. Given the current trend of hackers taking down online services, it might be tempting to conclude that Microsoft’s services were once again victims of a DDOS attack. However, the reality is a lot more simple, if not more embarrassing. Microsoft pushed out a buggy code update that took down Bing and Yahoo Search.
Microsoft, which recently began accepting bitcoin for its digital products, will no longer be the primary search provider for Facebook. For years, Microsoft’s Bing provided search results for the world’s largest social network, but this weekend marks a shift in Facebook Search.
According to a report from Reuters, a revamped Facebook Search will launch on Monday, December 15th. The reports states that the new tool will give the company’s 1.35 billion users the ability to filter through past comments and other information from friends.Facebook Search Facelift
Speaking to Reuters, a Facebook spokesperson said,
We’re not currently showing web [...]