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WPD Bits: Jessica Alba digs cyan, real Surface ads appear, and blind Bing test wins

The week in Microsoft actually focused mostly on Windows Phone. That means there were precious few Bits we could dig up for you this time, but that doesn’t mean we came empty-handed.

In this edition of WPD Bits a certain celebrity heartthrob is digging cyan, Microsoft’s Surface marketing campaign kicks things up, Bing has a resounding victory in a blind test, and Microsoft’s co-founder shares his thoughts on Windows 8.

Keep reading for your weekly mouthful of Bits!


Jessica Alba lookin’ fine with a cyan Lumia 900 in hand, dresses pretty well too

In most celeb candid photos, the spotlight is usually on a parade of iPhones that goes beyond how far the eye can see. But recently there have been exceptions, and the latest anomaly is hottie Jessica Alba with her cyan Nokia Lumia 900. She joins an elite class of celebrity which also includes sci-fi god LeVar Burton, indie band M83, Flo-RidaAndy Dick, Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers, and Kourtney Kardashian. Throwing Alba into the mix balances out the sausagefest in our minds. [ Via: The Daily Mail ]

Surface ads ditch the graffiti in Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

We’ve kept tabs on all of the Surface graffiti sightings in the past few months, but Microsoft’s marketing strategy has just shifted into high gear. Surface Evangelist has overflowed with user tips about ads plastered all over the nation’s busiest subway and train stations. The invasion includes the Boston subway, San Francisco’s Civic Center, New York’s metro and bus stations, and Washington D.C.’s and Chicago’s subways,. This month should really be renamed Microsoftober, don’t you think? [ Source: 

Recently Bing copied a page from Windows Phone’s playbook and started up their own series of challenges to raise awareness. The Bing It On Challenge is a blind search engine comparison between Google and Bing, which gives users side-by-side results for the same query. Users are then asked to pick which sides’ results are better, and according to Microsoft people chose Bing more than Google. In fact, it was nearly a 2:1 ratio according to their analytics. Maybe “Bing it” will finally catch on… [ Source: