Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

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If you’re headed out on a last-minute vacation this summer, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps. We have been busy driving and flying to bring you more cities to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities, and there are a host of vacation favorites among them. New Streetside cities Drive right up to your destination…
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Resetting Expectations – What Business Today Needs To Learn

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Today’s new businesses have much in common with their older counterparts. The need to acquire new leads, drive revenue, market their product or service. The need to manage overhead, do more with less and stay one step ahead of the competition. So from, say 1974 to 2014, some things haven’t changed much. One thing you never started a business without “back in the day” was a business plan. And that…
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How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

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Most enterprise data have a location component, and data related to customer support interactions are no exception. When interacting with a customer, knowing where they are physically located can enable us to provide them with location-specific insight and information. Further, by visualizing larger groupings of customers, interactions, or social media events on a map, we can identify trends by location, and use these location-based trends to optimize our customer care…
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Let’s Have a Conversation

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For all kinds of searches, Bing lets you ask a question the way you would ask a friend. For example, “who is the President of the United States” or “the tallest building in the world”, or “who played Morpheus in The Matrix”, Bing will show the most pertinent information about Barack Obama, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Lawrence Fishburne.  So, by combining conversational understanding with our knowledge repository containing information…
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Microsoft Teams with Parade Magazine to Discuss Responsible Tech in the Classroom

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Technology holds promise to build better classrooms and develop strong teachers in schools across the US. Whether we’re talking about communication, collaboration, problem solving or global awareness, new technology can be a catalyst to enhance learning. However, for all the promise that technology holds we need to ensure that it does not come at the cost of children’s safety or privacy. In partnership with Parade Magazine, Microsoft is hosting a series of…
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Celebrity Watchers Rejoice: Snipp3t Now Available on iOS

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We are excited for you to be among the first to try out a brand new mobile app we built on the Bing platform that’s available today in the iOS App Store. SNIPP3T (pronounced “snippet”) is an app that lets you stay up-to-date on the celebrities you care about most. Building on Bing’s massive knowledge repository containing information on billions of people, places and things, we were inspired to build…
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Bring Your Maps to Life: Creating Animations with Bing Maps (JavaScript)

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Bing Maps is a very powerful mapping platform that is often used for creating engaging user experiences. The fluid interactive maps make for a great canvas when visualizing location based data. In this blog post we are going to take a look at how to make the user experience a little more engaging by adding custom animations that can be used in both web and Windows Store apps. Full source…
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Bing Streamlines Technical Searches

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At Bing, we never stop exploring ways to improve the search experience.  Whether it’s making small adjustments to how we present results or major changes to the user interface, we’re always looking at new approaches to help you get more done. Over the last one year, we have been working hard to develop a more natural way for users to address technical queries. It could be someone looking to download…
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Bing-Inc Roadshow Final Stop: Houston

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The Bing/Inc Roadshow is coming to an end. It’s been a jam packed tour for the last 4 events in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston, with capacity crowds, excellent questions and easy access to answers. The panel, with industry heavyweights such as Maisha Walker of Message Medium, Bruce Clay of Bruce Clay Inc, Marty Weintraub of aimClear (and myself) is set to meet up again during the final road show event…
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Cortana Asks Foursquare: What’s Cool in the Neighborhood

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Today, people in the US with phones running Windows Phone 8.1 will have a new way to experience Foursquare recommendations.  Now, based on your location, Cortana will proactively showcase local recommendations from Foursquare on the Cortana home screen, along with your other interests. [To turn on the feature, pull up Cortana’s notebook go to Interests, look for “best nearby” and then toggle to ON] Cortana talks on your behalf to…
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