Bing vs. NFL Players for Bragging Rights on Thanksgiving

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Over the past few months, Bing has correctly predicted everything from The World Cup to midterm elections, all with uncanny accuracy. Now, we’re turning our attention to the gridiron and arguably the best day for pigskin all year – Thanksgiving. You can check out our predictions below, but Bing isn’t the only member of the Microsoft family getting in on the turkey day fun. For the first time ever, NFL…
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Not Travelling this Thanksgiving? Try a Virtual Family Visit Instead.

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away (and the winter holiday season right around the corner) thoughts turn to family traditions of years past. If you can’t make it home for the holidays Bing Maps imagery is a great way to spark memories of turkey dinner, snowball fights and watching football while you work off your “postprandial somnolence”  and this month we’ve released another batch of aerial 2D, aerial 3D…
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Bing’s new recipes features help you make the perfect Thanksgiving feast

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Thanksgiving is almost here and that means two things, family and food. We understand how difficult it can be to cook such a huge feast. Whether you are looking for a new dish for this year’s table or for how to make stuffing just like your mom’s, Bing can help you find the perfect recipe. We’ve collected recipes from all of your favorite sites, this way you can look through…
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How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

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As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  – Vincent Traditionally, Bing…
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Bing Maps provides more accurate trip times worldwide

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Bing Maps now provides more accurate trip times when calculating directions around the globe. Bing Maps now supports traffic-aware routing worldwide, including Clearflow technology that predicts traffic on roads that do not provide live traffic data. This technology has worked well in the United States, and now we will be using it in every country with Bing Maps traffic coverage. You’re probably already familiar with traffic flow in Bing Maps,…
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The Bing homepage goes HD (and some other things you asked for)

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Here on the Bing homepage team, we wake up every day thinking about how we can make the homepage even better, inspired by those of you who visit bing.com each day and take the time to tell us what you think.  Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re adding one of your most requested features — high-definition images — along with several other improvements. High-definition homepages to make your screen…
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Bing predicts the NFL Playoffs

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As we approach the last days of November, we prepare for the annual time-honored tradition of … NFL playoff projections. By the time you’ve finished your turkey on Thanksgiving Day, NFL teams will be planning their final run for prime playoff position in order to maximize their chances of taking home the Lombardi Trophy.  To help you navigate the final full month, Bing Predicts has run simulations to provide our…
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Bing Rewards members can now earn up to 3,000 credits by shopping the Microsoft Store online

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If you haven’t yet started your holiday shopping, it may just pay you to get going early this year. For a limited time, Bing Rewards members will get bonus credits just by buying certain products in the Microsoft Store online. These offers end November 21, so don’t hang around. Not a Bing Rewards member? No problem, you can join during checkout. Go to www.microsoftstore.com for these deals and more. Bing…
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Geography awareness week is Nov. 16th -22nd, GIS Day is Nov. 19th

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Hey teachers, students, parents and geography lovers, did you know that this week is Geography Awareness Week? It was established by the National Geographic Society 25 years ago to encourage American citizens to “think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it.” The event seeks to raise awareness about the deficit of geography education in American schools and to excite people about…
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We thank all those who served

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Today we honor the 22 million men and women among us who have served our country. Every November 11th, we honor and thank our veterans and all those who give so much to protect what we hold dear. Individuals, groups, and businesses everywhere express their gratitude in different ways. Many restaurants mark this day by giving free or discounted meals to veterans and this year we’re making it easier to find participating…
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