Bing Apps Refresh

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We are releasing a broad set of updates to the Bing Apps which are available for download and will now ship standard on new Windows Phone devices.   The app updates are available only to users on Windows Phone 8.1 which is currently in developer preview.  It will be available to existing users running compatible hardware and on the next wave of Windows Phone devices in the coming months Let’s take…
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Partner Story – Mapping Software Yields Insight through Data Visualization in Multi-User Scenarios

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When nsquared, a software development company based in Sydney, Australia, wanted to enable multi-user mapping scenarios for large, interactive touch devices, it turned to Bing Maps, Windows 8, and Perceptive Pixel by Microsoft to create nsquared maps…READ MORE

Which Parts of the US are Searching for Fireworks?

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Every July 4th, people across the US take to Bing to search for – you guessed it – “fireworks.”  Whether it’s searching to buy fireworks, finding the closest show on Independence Day or maybe just learning about the history of pyrotechnics, we see a pronounced spike in searches containing the term “fireworks” on the fourth of July (relative to all searches on that day) as one might expect. To capture…
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School’s Out – Learn Year Round with Bing

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Who says learning needs to stop when the school year ends?  Not us.  We are rolling out two great ways to help you keep your brain engaged regardless of what month it is. Now when you search Bing for subjects such as trigonometry or history we will showcase a list of popular, free online courses available on the Khan Academy site.   We’re also rolling out a new book finding feature…
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Hottest Tech Life Hacks to Make the Most of Your Summer

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Ah those lazy days of summer… time for some serious fun and sun-kissed selfies. This summer, Bing has teamed up with Digital Lifestyle Expert, Jennifer Jolly to share some fast and free tech-life hacks to get the most out of the gadgets you use everyday. These tips and tricks help you earn free gifts, impress your friends and overall – just make life a little better. Let’s start with the…
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#ExploreTweetsOnBing

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As you well know, people are generating millions of tweets every minute on every conceivable topic. Through our exclusive partnership with Twitter, we are rolling out a fast and intuitive way to discover tweets directly in our search results. Whether you are interested in looking up trending hashtag, specific Twitter profiles or the latest tweets about your favorite celebrities, we have you covered. The central idea behind the approach is…
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Earn More with Bing Rewards Windows Phone App

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Earning Bing Rewards credit just got even easier.   Available today in the Windows Phone Store, you can now download a dedicated Bing Rewards app for Windows Phone 8 devices. This new app is something special we’re launching for users in the Windows Phone community. Set the app as a Live Tile to monitor credits and the status of your search and earn offer. Easily access your dashboard to see all…
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How to Make Use of Maps in Universal Apps

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Universal Apps are a pretty hot topic in the world of Windows app development. Universal apps allow you to build an app for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 while, at the same time allowing you to share code, user controls, styles, strings, and other assets between the two projects in Visual Studio. This saves time having to develop code for each platform. Recently on the Bing Maps forums, there…
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How Does Bing Choose The Title For My Web Page?

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Sometimes, despite a webmaster’s best efforts, Bing may choose to serve a title that is different to the title of a web site or document. Let’s walk through the process to see how Bing selects a title and what you can do to help us select yours. You have probably designed your site to maximize your CTR, you have reviewed best practices and SEO techniques, and you have a plan…
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Bing Knowledge Comes to Webmaster Tools

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In January we told you about our goal to bring the Power of Bing Knowledge to Webmasters. In April we followed up on that promise and announced Bing Knowledge Widget. For the first time, we empowered every webmaster to use the entity data from the Bing Knowledge repository. Since then, webmasters have added the embed code to thousands of pages to enhance their websites with the rich entity information from…
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