It turns out that reports last week that Bing was blocked by the Chinese censors might have been untrue and that last week's outage was caused by a good old fashioned server outage.
Blocked by the censors
Microsoft's search engine Bing appears to have been switched off by the censors in mainland China.
Microsoft clamps down on horrifying search results
Software King of the World Microsoft has discovered that its Bing search engine had a nasty habit of favouring neo-Nazi conspiracy stories when dealing with sensitive race issues.
Opinion Well, let’s take that with a pinch of salt
The leading social media companies in the world - all American mega corporations - have pledged to suppress so-called “fake news” and replace the stories with “geek news”.
Something everyone else knew already
Microsoft’s Bing has been given a divination algorithm and predicted the scores for the Euro 2106 football championship.
Claims it is protecting users, mostly from malicious engines
On Thursday, in a move that may upset some Windows 10 users, Microsoft began systematically blocking all search engines other than Microsoft Bing for use with its Cortana search box and Edge web browser, citing reasons including reliability and "search experience unpredictability."
All it cost was Bing
Software king of the world Microsoft has worked out a clever way to get its Windows 10 accepted in Tsar Putin's Russia without much trouble.
Advert claims that Siri is out-of-date
Did not work out with Google