Bing helps publishers expand their reach

Bing helps publishers expand their reach

In the era of push notifications and shared posts, publishers face constant pressure to get their content discovered and in front of as many readers as possible. To support the publishing community in a way that delivers on our users’ needs, we are launching the Bing News PubHub, a portal that enables more publishers to submit their news websites. Verified publishers—big or small, international or local—will reach Bing users with...
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Warning! Bing now offers enhanced malware warnings!

Bing has refined the generic malware warning to specifically call out phishing threats, and sites that are (likely) safe to visit but link to malicious binaries. The webmaster dashboard is updated for these refined warnings, which includes the binary paths triggering the warning. Today, Chad Foster from the Bing Team will walk us through the changes.
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Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Finals

Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Finals

While 28 of the 30 pro basketball teams are thinking about future draft needs and other off-season plans, the Golden State and Cleveland teams are thinking about tonight’s rematch and the set of games in the coming weeks that will determine this year’s champions. And just like the rest of the season, Bing is following right along with predictions for who will take home the trophy.
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Sitemaps – 4 Basics to Get You Started

Well managed sitemaps greatly increase Bing’s ability to locate, access and index all of the relevant URLs on your website. Today Fabrice Canel from the Bing Team will be talking about the best practices for managing your sitemaps. Cheers! - Avishek Mazumder, Program Manager II, Bing Webmaster Tools
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Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Last month we announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 Web control. This new HTML5 power map control brings a lot of performance improvements and many new features. Today we would like to highlight the new Clustering module and how it can be used to make your data easier to navigate.
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Bing Predicts: Off to the races with the Kentucky Derby

Bing Predicts: Off to the races with the Kentucky Derby

Today, we are launching a new Predicts experience for the upcoming spring trio of major horse races, starting with the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports Thoroughbred racing is an exciting–and difficult–sport to predict. For example, the collective wisdom of the crowd captured by the betting markets only managed to correctly predict the winner in 37 percent of all races in the past 10 years.
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Bing adds your state's view to its Political Index

Bing adds your state's view to its Political Index

The presidential race is getting more intense, with an increasing focus on state-by-state delegates. As the candidates woo voters in the remaining primaries, it becomes even more important to understand where each candidate stands on issues, and whether the states they are courting support those stances. Enter the newly enhanced Bing Political Index (BPI). Now you can view the collective sentiment of the population of each state regarding 10 top...
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Bing Predicts the Pro Football Draft

Bing Predicts the Pro Football Draft

The annual football ‘job fair’ is upon us. So Bing Predicts is weighing in on which pro teams the elite college football players might sign on with. The Bing Predicts models use web and social data to algorithmically determine the most likely matches between players and team for a given position. This marks the second year we’ve predicted the football draft, and last year we were, on average, off by just one spot in the first...
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Recap: Bing at //Build 2016

Recap: Bing at //Build 2016

Since Microsoft Build wrapped up in early April, we wanted to touch base with those of you who may have missed the news from the Bing team. We were there to officially launch a set of Bing Search APIs (Web Search, Image Search, Video Search, News Search, Autosuggest, Spell Check) as part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, the new portfolio of intelligence APIs.
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Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

In case you missed it, the 2016 Microsoft Build conference was held last week in San Francisco. Bing Maps was present in many sessions throughout the conference. In addition to this, the Bing Maps team also gave a live session, a record session, two mini-theater sessions, two code challenges, and a code lab. We would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2016 in person or online. We would also like to say...
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