Once upon a time there was World Read Aloud Day…

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Happy World Read Aloud Day! You may notice that today’s Bing homepage features the National Library of China, with hotspots related to literacy. This is no coincidence. The Bing team wants to inspire kids to use the power of technology to become better readers and writers. Already, it’s easy to find children’s best sellers using Bing, and when you search for books, we’ll show you their ratings and where you…
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Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

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Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their Salesforce.com solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for Salesforce.com in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it is to integrate Bing Maps into a Salesforce.com solution. It might seem strange to some…
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Bing Predicts goes back to its roots with a reality check

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Fresh off of a successful night of predictions with the Oscars, the Bing Predicts team tallied up the results. Our forecasts netted a 6-for-6 record on the major categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc.) and got 16 out of 19 wins correct. Now Bing Predicts sets its sights on the new spring season of reality voting shows, including American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and The Voice. For…
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Bing round-up: Ordering food and finding the perfect getaway just got easier

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Bing caters to your big night, or any night, needs with food delivery Ordering food for your Oscars party? Or maybe it’s just too cold out to brave the elements in search of a meal. Bing makes it easier to order food right from the comfort of your couch. For restaurants that deliver, click “order online” to launch an ordering service, such as eat24, and get dishes delivered directly to…
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Who’ll get it right on Sunday – the Academy? Bing? You? Bing puts you in the picture

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Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is less than a week away and Bing will help you get ready for the 87th Academy Awards®. Whether you’re a movie buff, red carpet watcher or just love the spectacle of the show, we’ve put together an interactive guide that puts everything Oscars® at your fingertips. Come check out all the nominees and find out who we’re predicting to go home with a…
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Explore movie locations with new Bing Maps imagery

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With the Oscars® coming up this Sunday, movies are on our minds. This month the Bing Maps team’s update on new aerial, 3D and Streetside imagery takes a look at locations from some of our favorite films. Be sure to check out all of the new imagery we’re publishing…READ MORE

Hunting for Movie Locations on Bing Maps

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As you know, Bing Maps helps you understand your world. Last month I described how you can use imagery on Bing Maps to interactively learn about history by exploring where important events like the Civil Rights Movement took place. This month I’m going to focus on a lighter topic—learning about filming locations from your favorite movies. I like movies and love seeing places featured in movies I’ve seen. With Bing,…
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Bing takes on the world’s second-most-watched sport, as the world’s cricketers head to Australia and New Zealand

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At Bing, we want to give a fresh perspective on the events that matter most. When it comes to big sporting moments, few global events rival the upcoming cricket tournament, which runs from February 13 to March 28 in Australia and New Zealand. Bing will deliver all the key information cricket fans need to follow the action. This includes Bing’s predictions for every match, polls and quizzes, plus trivia for…
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High-PPI maps now available in the Bing Maps AJAX Control

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Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to get high-PPI (high pixel density) map tiles from the Bing Maps AJAX Control? Wonder no more. By simply setting a parameter in your Bing Maps AJAX Control code for your application, users that are on high-PPI or Retina supported devices will automatically get high resolution map tiles. High-PPI maps provide larger map labels and street lucidity, which is especially helpful when viewing…
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Understanding and Testing: Implicit Local Queries

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For this post, we spent some time with Wei Wang, a Senior Program Manager in the Mobile Relevance team here at Bing and asked him to explain some of the basic things they face when answering “local” queries via mobile, and to explain a bit about how Bing fills in the blanks to determine the “best” result for a local-intent query.- Duane In web search, many queries are associated with…
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