Bing’s Halloween home page full of scream-worthy surprises

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Few things get our pulses racing more than our annual journey into the world of ghosts and ghouls. This year’s Halloween homepage features thrills and chills for anyone who dares enter, with a trio of creepy vignettes starting with La Llorona, a ghostly weeping woman. The Halloween legends continue with the Flying Dutchman on high, stormy seas and ending – if you have the nerve to see it through –…
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Just in Time for Halloween: Find Spooky GIFs in a Jiff

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In our quest to help our users hunting for image content with our last UX improvements, we are proud to unveil the work we’ve done to make searching for animated GIFs easier, and more fun. An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a graphic image that takes a series of uploaded images and frames them together. The images run on a loop, making it appear like a movement or short…
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Election 2014 Edition – Explore state landmarks in the new batch of aerial and streetside imagery

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As we discussed last week, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get a 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014.  To coincide with the upcoming midterms, we have also released fresh and expanded aerial and Streetside imagery for over 20 cities across the United States.  As you embrace the democratic spirit, take a few minutes to explore our national landmarks and state capitols…
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Elections 2014: Explore State Landmarks on Bing Maps with New Batch of Aerial and Streetside Imagery

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As we discussed last week, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get a 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014.  To coincide with the upcoming midterms, we have also released fresh and expanded aerial and Streetside imagery for over 20 cities across the United States.  As you embrace the democratic spirit, take a few minutes to explore our national landmarks and state capitols…
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Do You Speak Emoji? Bing Does

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As you likely know, emoji are small pictures used to express an idea or emotion.  With the explosion of mobile devices and the ubiquity of texting, it has become a shorthand language used by billions of us around the world.  At Bing we want you to be able to search the same way you communicate every day. Today, we are announcing the support of emoji characters in Bing search in…
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Quick! We’ve Doubled our Webmaster Sign-Up Credit!

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Two weeks ago I told you how to get $100* in free advertising credit by becoming a new Bing Ads user if you had a Bing Webmaster Tools account. As it turned out, many of you seized this opportunity to claim your ad credit, just in time for the holiday season. And for those of you who didn’t act yet: simply log into your webmaster tools account today and click…
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Be smooth: Optimize Bing Maps in multipage Windows Store apps (JavaScript)

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Bing Maps is the most widely used map control inside of Windows Store apps. Many simple apps consist of a single page user experience while many other consist of multiple pages. Many developers like to use Bing Maps throughout their application, but have found that this results in the map control constantly being loaded/disposed as the user navigates between pages. This doesn’t make for the best user experience, as there…
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Back to School Crews Bring Digital Literacy to Life

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The modern day classroom has no boundaries. Today’s students have global access to information, rich media tools, and transformative experiences via the web. The digital age has put personal discovery in the hands of students, and the power to enrich and transform even the most pedestrian of topics in the hands of teachers. At Bing, we know how the digital world can bring things to life. We know how panoramas…
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Bing and IE Team with CNN for Elections 2014

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Last week we introduced Bing Elections, a dedicated search experience aimed at arming voters with all the information they need to make informed decisions about Elections 2014.  Bing.com/elections brings together the latest news from the right, left and center perspectives, up-to-date predictions across governor and national congressional races as well as political trivia and the location of the nearest polling place in your area. Bing Pulse Goes Live with New My CNN…
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Building Authority & Setting Expectations

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Authority is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere”. For our purposes, we also understand that “authority” conveys a sense of trust and influence. Searchers generally want authoritative sources to engage with. They want to be able to trust the sources they visit. Naturally, this means being an authority ranks pretty high on the “must…
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