iPhone 5 among Bing’s top Canadian searches in 2011

Bing, Microsoft’s web search engine today announced its Top 10 lists for the most searched people, news stories, celebrity events, and consumer electronics in 2011.

Apparently the software giant is unaware that there is another month left in 2011 but why let a dose of reality spoil some fun.

Google says new search formula reduces the ranking of low quality sites

In a Google Blog posting this week, the search giant has announced a major change to its search algorithms in the United States which the company says will affect about one out of every nine queries.

Google says the change, which has been in the works for several months, is designed to reduce the rankings of low-quality sites which simply copy content from other websites or are simply not that useful while increasing the rankings for higher quality sites which feature original information and content.

Google Search gets a new look

On its official blog today, Google has announced that it has begun to roll-out several new features to its search results which the company says will assist searchers in refining their results.

The first is the addition of a contextually relevant left-hand navigation to the page. The new side panel highlights the most relevant search tools and refinements for your query. Google says the left hand panel is the combination of three new technologies which have been introduced in the last three years: Universal Search, the Search Options panel and Google Squared.