It’s On Us

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Here is a deeply troubling statistic:  1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted in college. At the White House earlier today, President Obama urged all Americans to stand up against sexual assault on college and university campuses. Microsoft is pleased to be a partner in the effort of “It’s On Us,” a private-public partnership formed in response to this call to action between the Center…
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Beginning the Next Phase of Image Search

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At Bing, we’re constantly striving to make your search experience better.  In order to do this, we spend a lot of time examining what you’re trying to accomplish. When it comes to image search, we know that when you conduct a search you’re either looking for a specific image or you’re looking to browse and explore across a range of different topics.  We refer to these primary intents as hunting…
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Get Ready for Fall Sports with New Imagery on Bing Maps

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Last month we announced that we’d recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities. This month we’re adding even more new places to visit, including a number of cities where big time professional and college sports are part of the fall calendar. Whether you’re going to the big game or watching on television photorealistic imagery on Bing Maps is a great way to enhance…
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Who is Going to Win Dancing with the Stars?

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After correctly predicting the last winner, Bing Predicts is back again for a new season of Dancing with the Stars! Once again, we will be employing a variety of different signals including search queries and social input from Facebook and Twitter to predict the eliminations and top performers. Last season, we were able to predict all but one of the eliminations during show’s run. To see where you favorite contestant stacks…
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Bing in the Classroom Aims to Spark Learning with Quick Access to Educational Content

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As the only major search engine to offer a tailored experience for school networks, we’re always thinking about how to customize our experience for the classroom. Today, we are releasing a new feature designed to help students better access educational resources, navigate the web, and develop critical digital skills – even easier than before. The more than 9,000 schools enrolled in ad-free, safer, more private search through Bing in the…
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Latest Bing Maps Preview app helps you get around town faster

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The latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows (8.1) is now available in the Windows Store. With this release, we set out to take some of the hassle out of public transportation. In select cities in the US, Canada and the UK, we are shipping a trial experience to see if you find it useful. Now you can plan your journey via bus, train or subway in a…
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Get Around Town Faster with Bing Maps Preview App

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Let’s face it.  Sometimes using public transportation can be a bit nerve wracking.  Am I taking the fastest route? Will I miss my bus?  How long will it take me walk to the nearest subway stop? This is especially true if you’re just in town for the weekend and particularly so if you’re not familiar with the local routes. With our latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows…
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URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

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As we alluded to in last week’s Index Quality blog, today’s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.) What is URL KWS? Like any other black hat technique, the goal of URL KWS, at a high level, is to manipulate search engines to give the page a higher rank…
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Search Faster on the Latest iPhone with Bing

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Today, Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of the iPhone. Underscoring our increasingly important role as a service layer across Microsoft and beyond, we’d like to congratulate Apple on the upcoming release of iOS 8, and are excited for Bing to be part of the new Spotlight which helps users go beyond their device to find new kinds of information. Bing was designed from the outset to be a great place for web…
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Meet XiaoIce, Cortana’s Little Sister

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Last month, we announced the expansion of Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana to China (nicknamed “Xiao Na”).  As you can read about here, the team did a tremendous amount of work to tailor the experience to ensure that Cortana felt intelligent and natural for Chinese speakers. Today we wanted to share some related work that was inspired by the question Alan Turing posed in 1950: “Are there imaginable digital computers…
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