Christina Koehn: UX Designer for Bing

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Christina Koehn is a UX Designer for Bing. Her team’s mission is to create a beautiful, usable and memorable experience for Bing. They also strive to be one step ahead of the competition in the search space, and create innovative design solutions that go above and beyond the traditional paradigms of search engines. Christina’s role on the team is to design and drive implementation of visual systems across Bing. Christina…

Meet Sharat-Finance Rotational Analyst turned Product Manager

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Coming out of college studying finance and marketing, I realized I didn’t want to go the typical investment banking route after talking to mentors and friends that had gone that way.  I instead wanted to land at a place that taught me what it took to actually build a product with enormous reach and to run a business around it.  So after graduating from the University of Michigan, I ended…

More great talent joining Bing: Steve Coast

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Steve Coast joined Microsoft in November 2010 as a Principal Architect.   Steve founded OpenStreetMap in 2004 which is a free and open map of the world.  He also co-founded CloudMade in 2008 that monetizes the map as values moves upstream.  Take a look at Steve’s OpenStreetMap talk at Location Strategies San Jose 2011.  http://www.stevecoast.com/talks.html  

Building a Better Speller: Bing and Microsoft Research Offer Prizes for Best Search Engine Spelling Alteration Services

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When you type a word or phrase into a search engine, there are a number of things that could go wrong. You might not know how a term is spelled or, in your rush to jump to the results, you could transpose or otherwise mistype some characters. Spelling alteration is a popular search technique used to translate apparent typographical errors, alternative spellings, and synonyms into an improved query that returns…