Bing Explores the 2016 National Conventions

Bing Explores the 2016 National Conventions

Next week the National Conventions commence which means we’ve officially hit the home stretch of this year’s unforgettable election season. The Conventions lend themselves to a series of information needs: Who will be speaking, why the conventions are so important to the fate of the election, who will the VPs be and what is the climate in the conventions arenas themselves.
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New Bing Search API portfolio now available

New Bing Search API portfolio now available

Starting July 1, the new Bing Search API portfolio is available for purchase as a Microsoft Azure Marketplace offering. The Bing Search API portfolio includes the following three products as part of Microsoft Cognitive Services: Bing Search APIs (including Bing Web Search API, Bing Image Search API, Bing Video Search API, and Bing News Search API), Bing Autosuggest API, and Bing Spell Check API.
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Learn, earn, and have fun with three new experiences on Bing

Learn, earn, and have fun with three new experiences on Bing

Who doesn’t love a trivia challenge or a flash poll on a hot-button issue? According to Social Media Today’s survey of 2016 content marketing trends, consumers love to engage with quizzes, games, and polls. In fact, quizzes and polls were the most-shared content type on Facebook in 2015.
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Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Two and a half months ago, at the Microsoft //Build/ Conference, the Bing Maps team announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 web control. Since then, the team has been working hard fixing bugs, adding new features and support for mobile, and making the Bing Maps V8 control stable and ready for production. Today we are happy to announce that Bing Maps V8 control has graduated from preview and is ready for use in production applications.
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Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Draft

Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Draft

Bing Predicts returns to estimate where the best amateur basketball players will call home next season. Three of the largest market teams, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Boston, won the drawing for the top-three lottery slots for 2016. And each is rewarded with strong amateur talent to draw from, as we describe below.
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Making Image Graph Richer

Making Image Graph Richer

Over the past few months Bing shopping and recipes experiences have benefited from multiple enhancements impacting visual richness and overall quality. In the last multimedia post (The Image Graph - Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search) we talked about how we construct the Image Graph offline powering the backend of our experiences.So let’s talk more about the online and front-end part of this equation—features we created...
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Bing Predicts: Election Primaries Recap

Bing Predicts: Election Primaries Recap

Bing Predicts kicked off the 2016 elections with the goal of providing user insight, starting with the primary season across all states and territories. Through all primaries, the model’s accuracy was 82 out of 98, or 84 percent. The following discussion analyzes more deeply how Bing Predicts did over the primary season. In addition to predicting a single winner for each state, Bing Predicts also estimated the delegate assignments and kept a...
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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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