//build with Bing – New APIs, Bing Solutions and Developer Resources

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Each year, developers gather at Microsoft’s //build to see a showcase of fresh technology and new ideas in computing from across the company. Developers are able to hear about, and get hands-on with the latest tech and data sources to see how these advances improve the consumer experience. Several new opportunities for developers are available today, harnessing the power of Bing’s intelligence platform to make their applications more intelligent, engaging…
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Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

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Microsoft //Build/ 2015 is taking place in San Francisco from April 29th to May 1st. If you are attending the //Build/ conference in person come meet the Bing Maps team at the Bing Booth or attend one of our sessions. If you weren’t able to get your ticket to the conference you can still watch the sessions on Channel 9. Bing Maps Sessions at //Build/ Leveraging Maps & Location in…
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Bing Maps now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies

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Last week, you may have made some Earth Day resolutions such as having a greener commute. If so, we would like to help to keep your commitment by reviewing your transportation options. With coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies across 30 countries, Bing Maps can help you to plan your daily commute, or schedule your next vacation. In this Blog post we want to show the extent of our transit coverage.

Looking for NASCAR? Bing’s got you covered.

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If you find yourself driving faster than usual, could it be because it’s NASCAR season? As you gear up for the Toyota Owners 400 this weekend, Bing’s got you covered. Our search results for NASCAR topics give you the lowdown on the teams, drivers, standings, schedule, latest news, and more for both the Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series. You’ll also find that Bing Predicts – fresh from its NCAA…
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The Image Graph – Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search

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This month, we released a new Bing image search experience designed to help customers be inspired, learn more, and do more with image search. We discover billions of images on the Internet, but understanding the searches and providing helpful information for each image is an enormous challenge. In this blog post, my colleagues Arun Sacheti and Eason Wang provide a deeper look at how we built the image graph that…
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Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

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Today is Earth Day, an annual event first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention to the state of our planet’s environment. We at Bing Maps have the incredible opportunity to focus on the earth every day as we work on improving and adding to our vast collection of aerial and Streetside imagery. This month, in addition to delivering a lot of new imagery (see the listing at the bottom this…
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Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

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Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to…
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Get the updated Bing App for iPhone

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Earlier this year we released a few new features to simplify privacy controls in the app. Today’s update brings them together into a Private Search mode, which you can easily enable from the Recent Tiles window to make privacy even more accessible to you. In addition, we made several improvements to our search results. First, we made image search a lot smarter. You can read about all of the improvements…
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Type less, search images faster

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We know you love to discover images on your mobile devices. Our goal for Bing’s image search is to help you be inspired, learn more, and quickly find great images on any device. Today, we’re excited to introduce a fast, easy new way to search for images on iPhone and Android devices. The best news about Bing’s new image search? No typing required to discover more. Typing on mobile phones…
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Who starts preparing taxes first?

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In case you missed it, today is tax day. This year we thought we’d look at several years of Bing data to see if we can learn anything about when people start preparing their taxes. In order to do this, we chose a set of keywords related to tax preparation tasks (e.g., form 1098, tax US, filing separately, tax service, etc.) and tracked the trends from our anonymous search logs…
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