Tech Companies News Byte: Microsoft to Add Bing Ads to Windows 8.1 Search Results

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Windows 8.1 users will eventually start seeing ads along with their usual search results. Microsoft revealed in a blogpost that they will begin to incorporate thumbnail images of the Web pages of Bing advertisers as part of the Windows 8.1 Smart Search. For three years running, Apple has been at the top of Barron's list of the world's most respected companies. As of 2013, though, Apple's run has come to an end. The coveted title now goes to?Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, and Disney jumped into the No.2 spot on the list. Apple has fallen from first to third-place, and Google and Coca-Cola round out the top-five. The rankings are determined by a Barron's poll of professional money managers that has been conducted each year since 2005. Samsung's falling stock price over the past month down over 14% ? was just the latest example of a smartphone maker to see its once high-flying shares tumble.

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