The New MSN Arrives

Earlier this month, we unveiled a first look at the new MSN.   Over the past 3 weeks, nearly 10 million of you took the opportunity to test out the new site and more than 80,000 of you even took the time to tell us what you thought. Based on your feedback, we have made significant changes to the site. From everyone here, a sincere thank you. Over the next 72 hours, we will roll out the new MSN to the over 425M people in over 50 countries around...
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Bing App for iPhone Refresh: Translate the Web and Enjoy the Beauty of the Bing Homepage

A new version of the Bing app for iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store.   With this release, we were able to take advantage of the extensibility possible in iOS8 making it easier to extend the reach and functionality of Bing on iPhone. Let’s take a look at what’s new. Translate the Web to Your Native Language from the Bing App or Safari Whether you’re traveling in a foreign country or trying to brush up on second language...
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Beginning the Next Phase of Image Search

At Bing, we’re constantly striving to make your search experience better.  In order to do this, we spend a lot of time examining what you’re trying to accomplish. When it comes to image search, we know that when you conduct a search you’re either looking for a specific image or you’re looking to browse and explore across a range of different topics.  We refer to these primary intents as hunting and exploring. Often you’ll start hunting and end up...
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Get Around Town Faster with Bing Maps Preview App

Let’s face it.  Sometimes using public transportation can be a bit nerve wracking.  Am I taking the fastest route? Will I miss my bus?  How long will it take me walk to the nearest subway stop? This is especially true if you’re just in town for the weekend and particularly so if you’re not familiar with the local routes. With our latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows (8.1) we set out to take some of the hassle out of public...
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A First Look at the New MSN

MSN aims to deliver the world’s best consumer media experiences with the most popular content in the world; on Windows, iOS and Android devices For nearly two decades, MSN has been a place where millions of us go every day to discover and connect with what’s important in our lives. Whether it’s a great article that sparks us to think differently or following our favorite sports team, MSN has always aspired to keep us in the know. At the same time,...
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Meet XiaoIce, Cortana’s Little Sister

Last month, we announced the expansion of Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana to China (nicknamed “Xiao Na”).  As you can read about here, the team did a tremendous amount of work to tailor the experience to ensure that Cortana felt intelligent and natural for Chinese speakers.   Cortana in China Today we wanted to share some related work that was inspired by the question Alan Turing posed in 1950: “Are there imaginable digital computers which would do...
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Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

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 with Streetside imagery. You can see Streetside...
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Bing Streamlines Technical Searches

At Bing, we never stop exploring ways to improve the search experience.  Whether it’s making small adjustments to how we present results or major changes to the user interface, we’re always looking at new approaches to help you get more done. Over the last one year, we have been working hard to develop a more natural way for users to address technical queries. It could be someone looking to download or troubleshoot software or a programmer who...
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Opposites Attract? Bing Search Box Arrives on Chrome New Tab Pages

Searching just got simpler for people using Chrome with their default search engine set to Bing. To enable this, go to Chrome’s Settings, and set your search engine to Bing (under “Search”), or follow the steps on this page. People who already have Bing selected will see this automatically after upgrading their browser to the latest version of Chrome. – Bing Canada  
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Brazil Soccer 2014

Soccer fever hit our office hard this past month. Was tough to not get caught up in all the excitement and Bing made sure no one would miss any of the action. From Snapshot with a richer set of results to the Bing Sports app making sure you never missed a goal, a penalty or a bite! With all the excitement over we wanted to map out the tournament so anyone can easily follow along day-by-day and see at any stage who was still in and who was...
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