Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You – by Andrea LaCoy

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I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change is no exception. Gone are the days of reading the ‘Want Ads’ in the newspaper,…

Notes of a Multimedia Enthusiast

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I’m Justin – skier, development lead, rock climber, multimedia enthusiast.   I started out as an intern on the Search team with the monumental task to create a prototype for Video Search.  It was a challenging project – working across the stack with web 2.0, index serving, multimedia processing and content discovery.  Since then, I’ve been hooked!   After graduating, I joined the Multimedia team full time in 2006 right…

Boulder: Bird’s Eye Imagery & New State-of-the-Art Facility (by Nathan)

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The Bing Mobile group in Boulder, Colorado is constantly developing new areas to bring relevance to search through processing and interpreting imagery. When we last met, I had outlined the structure of our team and operations in Boulder, CO.  This time around, I’d like to take some time to go a little more in depth on one of our products: Bird’s Eye imagery.    One of the challenges our site…

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  

Mapping the World from Boulder, Colorado – By Nathan

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  The Bing Mobile (BITs) group in Boulder, Colorado is constantly developing new areas to bring revenue to Bing and relevance to search through processing and interpreting imagery.  As well, the BITs (Bing Imagery Technologies) group is leading computer vision algorithm development for future Bing Maps initiatives. We are lighting up the Mobile and Local Search experience with real world search, navigation and discovery of information across all available devices…