United Way of King County Day Of Caring

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September 24th was United Way of King County day of caring in which corporations volunteer for various community projects. Online Services Division had the opportunity to help out at Atlantic Street Teen & Family center, where they painted numerous multi-purpose rooms. Atlantic Street Center’s Mission is to help families and communities raise healthy and successful children and youth. They also pooled money together to donate an Xbox 360 console and…

Be The First In-Line -BING/MSN Wants to Meet You!

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The SHPE Conference is the major event for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc. and the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the country. Each year, the SHPE Conference attracts over 5,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives. The conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. It also provides educational, technical and career opportunities for professional and student…

Things To Do In Toronto

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Visit Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant Check out the Hockey Hall of Fame See the Distillery District And more importantly, attend the CIKM Conference! Calling all Developers and Researchers! Microsoft’s Bing team will be attending the CIKM conference in Toronto! We are very excited about this conference and can’t wait to demo some of the latest and greatest Bing features! Please stop by our booth and say Hello to Amanda and Nicole.…

A Design Team with Soul – Laura Kern

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Sometimes it really feels good to be where you are. Like now. I wouldn’t trade the positive press and love letters from customers that Bing design has been getting for much of anything. (“Microsoft is out innovating Google, especially in design…”) I don’t say that to sound like a marketing sound bite, but because I need to savor it… it’s been such a l-o-n-g time coming. It’s been just as…

Welcome To Our Super Team – Supratim!

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I work in the “Paid Search” division within OSD. We are the team that fuels the monetization for Bing Search and now Yahoo search as well. Microsoft’s paid search advertising, aka adCenter, provides an advertising platform for search marketing advertisers to reach to users who are searching for their products.  Search Engine Marketing is projected to be over $25B/year market in the USA in 2011. Within the adCenter product, I…

Meet Blaise, Architect of Bing Maps

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Yvonne Johnson, lead recruiter at Microsoft has had the pleasure of working with Blaise over the last couple of years.  His innovative thinking has driven Bing Maps into what it has become today and what we will see in the future. In his 2010 presentation at Ted, Blaise demonstrates how Microsoft is bringing augmented reality into searchable maps and provides a new outlook and understanding of how we look at…

Meet Erez, Senior SDE with the SVC Search Technology Center – Bing Health

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I work in the knowledge domain group which is responsible for powering the Bing Health vertical.  From a professional perspective, the work is challenging. The search world is ever advancing, and we are at the cutting edge of technology.  But what makes Bing Health special is the feedback we are getting from our users. You see, researching health on the web is not like trying to figure out which restaurant…