Use Bing Rewards, Get Free 2 Day Shipping from Microsoft Store

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Looking for an Xbox One or a new all-in-one PC?  How about a Surface 3 or an HTC One?  We’re teaming with the Microsoft Store to make that easier.   Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store will get free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do…
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헬로우 월드 (Hello, World)

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In October 2012, I was sent on a mission to get coverage for Korea in Bing Maps. And, let me tell you…it was not easy. When I started my mission, our maps looked a little something like this: Having been to Seoul several times over the last few years, I can assure you there are more than the eight roads you see above. As such, I set out to find…
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Web Spam Filtering

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As I mentioned in the July 15 blog introducing Bing Index Quality, one of the key dimensions of our work is web spam detection and filtering. The overview of our approach to this complex problem will be the focus of today’s update. What is web spam? On the surface, our definition is fairly straightforward and intuitive. We think of a webpage as spam if its owner uses black hat SEO…
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Bing Maps Expands Transit Features in Japan

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We recently enhanced Bing Maps with greater transit coverage and additional transit-related features in Japan, helping get you to your destination as smoothly as possible. Expanded transit coverage               With this release, we’ve expanded the number of agencies and routes in Bing Maps. This means that no matter where you’re heading in Japan, if there’s a transit route that can get you there, we know about it and can tell you how…
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Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

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If you’re headed out on a last-minute vacation this summer, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps. We have been busy driving and flying to bring you more cities to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities, and there are a host of vacation favorites among them. New Streetside cities Drive right up to your destination…
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Resetting Expectations – What Business Today Needs To Learn

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Today’s new businesses have much in common with their older counterparts. The need to acquire new leads, drive revenue, market their product or service. The need to manage overhead, do more with less and stay one step ahead of the competition. So from, say 1974 to 2014, some things haven’t changed much. One thing you never started a business without “back in the day” was a business plan. And that…
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How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

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Most enterprise data have a location component, and data related to customer support interactions are no exception. When interacting with a customer, knowing where they are physically located can enable us to provide them with location-specific insight and information. Further, by visualizing larger groupings of customers, interactions, or social media events on a map, we can identify trends by location, and use these location-based trends to optimize our customer care…
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Let’s Have a Conversation

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For all kinds of searches, Bing lets you ask a question the way you would ask a friend. For example, “who is the President of the United States” or “the tallest building in the world”, or “who played Morpheus in The Matrix”, Bing will show the most pertinent information about Barack Obama, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Lawrence Fishburne.  So, by combining conversational understanding with our knowledge repository containing information…
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Microsoft Teams with Parade Magazine to Discuss Responsible Tech in the Classroom

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Technology holds promise to build better classrooms and develop strong teachers in schools across the US. Whether we’re talking about communication, collaboration, problem solving or global awareness, new technology can be a catalyst to enhance learning. However, for all the promise that technology holds we need to ensure that it does not come at the cost of children’s safety or privacy. In partnership with Parade Magazine, Microsoft is hosting a series of…
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Celebrity Watchers Rejoice: Snipp3t Now Available on iOS

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We are excited for you to be among the first to try out a brand new mobile app we built on the Bing platform that’s available today in the iOS App Store. SNIPP3T (pronounced “snippet”) is an app that lets you stay up-to-date on the celebrities you care about most. Building on Bing’s massive knowledge repository containing information on billions of people, places and things, we were inspired to build…
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