Bing Predicts goes back to its roots with a reality check

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Fresh off of a successful night of predictions with the Oscars, the Bing Predicts team tallied up the results. Our forecasts netted a 6-for-6 record on the major categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc.) and got 16 out of 19 wins correct. For those unfamiliar with Bing Predicts, the predictions are the result of applying advanced machine learning algorithms to web data, social networks, real-time data streams, and…
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The Academy Award® goes to: Bing

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This weekend will see the 87th Annual Academy Awards take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, but if you can’t wait until Sunday to see who will take home the highest honours in filmmaking, Bing Predicts already has the answers. You may have seen Bing recently predicted results for the Grammys – including many of Sam Smith’s wins, and now the same service is available for the Oscars. You can check…
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Introducing an all new way to view, manage, and share your photos in OneDrive

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This has been a busy and exciting time for all of us on the OneDrive team. Last week, we unveiled more features coming with Windows 10 including how you can use Cortana to search your OneDrive, how you will be able to have your music available through Xbox Music, and how OneDrive will work with the all-new Photos app. Today, I’m eager to build upon what we demoed in Windows…
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Bing offers a glimpse of the future with 2015 predictions

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December is a traditional time for casting our eye over the moments that made our year and with Bing’s Top Searches of 2014 we’ve enjoyed recapping the moments that mattered – from the biggest star to the most bizarre news of 2014. But it’s also a time to shift gears and look forward to the year ahead. As you know, the Bing Predicts team has been bust this year predicting…
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The MSN apps are now available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices

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Now you can take MSN’s most popular apps – News, Weather*, Sports, Money, Health & Fitness, and Food & Drink – with you anywhere, whether you’re on the web, your Windows or Windows Phone device, and now, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, or your Amazon Kindle and Amazon Fire Phone. Earlier this fall we unveiled a new MSN that was built from the ground up for a mobile first, cloud first…
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NORAD Tracks Santa

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and Microsoft is excited to be partnering again with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (“NORAD”) to create their annual Santa Tracker web site! A holiday staple for nearly 60 years, NORAD Tracks Santa allows millions of people every year to watch Santa as he makes his annual trip around the globe. This year’s site – built as part of the…
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Bing Canada’s 2014 End-of-Year Search Trends

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We express our values and interests every day through our choices, actions, and conversations. We all search the Internet for the things that intrigue us most, giving us at Bing a unique look back at the people, events and things that impacted Canadians throughout the year. From the tragic to the absurd to the inspirational, Bing explores the unforgettable people, moments and events that shaped our year. Click here to…
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Bing’s Halloween home page full of scream-worthy surprises

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I grew up reading ghost stories. I watch horror movies and sleep with the lights on afterward. So, when I got a sneak peek of Bing’s 2014 Halloween home page experience, it sent chills down my spine. At the stroke of midnight PT Oct. 31 Bing unveiled its homage to legendary ghost stories. In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, this creepy exploration is all about anxiety-provoking curiosity. “We’re…
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Find GIFs in a Jiff

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In our quest to help our users hunting for image content with our last UX improvements, we are proud to unveil the work we’ve done to make searching for animated GIFs easier, and more fun. An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a graphic image that takes a series of uploaded images and frames them together. The images run on a loop, making it appear like a movement or short…
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