Bing Predicts beats industry pundits, gets it right in >95% of mid-terms

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In early October, the Bing Predicts team took on the U.S. mid-term elections after getting it right in the Scotland Referendum.  We set out to forecast who would win the races for state Governor, US Senate and US House of Representatives. We weren’t perfect but we are proud to report that we got it right in more than 95% of the races – and we did better head-to-head than renowned forecasters including Nate Silver’s…
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How to create bounded tile layers in Bing Maps (JavaScript)

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Tile layers are a great way to visualize a lot of data on a map and still have good performance. Depending on the type of data you are displaying as a tile layer, you may find that it is localized to a small part of the world. If this is the case then you will want to limit the loading of tiles in your app to that area. Otherwise you…
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Do you know your BMI?

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With the holidays rapidly approaching, and big meals on the horizon, it’s more important than ever to be conscious of your health. One key measure of good health is your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI uses your height and weight to give a broad categorization to determine if your weight is healthy. Now, Bing allows you to calculate your BMI right on the search results page and will tell you…
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Visual Studio Toolbox Video: See and learn about Bing Maps in under 1 hour

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Technical Evangelist and host of Visual Studio Toolbox, Robert Green,  is joined by Bing Maps Program Manager, Johannes Kebeck who demonstrates how easy it is to add maps to your application.  Johannes reviews features of Bing Maps, shows you how to use the Bing Maps AJAX Control Version 7.0 Interactive SDK to see what JavaScript code you would write to perform a variety of actions with maps and demonstrates both a Web and Windows Store project in…
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Meet our Mobile Bots

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In today’s post we are joined by Lee Xiong from the Bing Crawl team. Lee is going to discuss some new developments on the crawl front pertaining to mobile SEO.  Enjoy!  – Vincent We can all agree that mobile is the future. Actually, we can’t really say “mobile is the future” anymore. Mobile is the present. Mobile is now. With that in mind, it’s time to take a fresh look at some essential things…
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It’s time to vote and Bing is ready with your personal voting guide

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November 4th is a big day and we’re with you all the way. If you haven’t been using Bing’s election guide for the last few weeks, it’s not too late. Search for elections on Bing or head over to Bing.com/elections on your PC, tablet or mobile where you’ll find what you need to make informed choices, cast your ballot and stay up to speed on how the elections are playing…
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Bing’s Halloween home page full of scream-worthy surprises

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Few things get our pulses racing more than our annual journey into the world of ghosts and ghouls. This year’s Halloween homepage features thrills and chills for anyone who dares enter, with a trio of creepy vignettes starting with La Llorona, a ghostly weeping woman. The Halloween legends continue with the Flying Dutchman on high, stormy seas and ending – if you have the nerve to see it through –…
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Just in Time for Halloween: Find Spooky GIFs in a Jiff

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In our quest to help our users hunting for image content with our last UX improvements, we are proud to unveil the work we’ve done to make searching for animated GIFs easier, and more fun. An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a graphic image that takes a series of uploaded images and frames them together. The images run on a loop, making it appear like a movement or short…
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Election 2014 Edition – Explore state landmarks in the new batch of aerial and streetside imagery

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As we discussed last week, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get a 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014.  To coincide with the upcoming midterms, we have also released fresh and expanded aerial and Streetside imagery for over 20 cities across the United States.  As you embrace the democratic spirit, take a few minutes to explore our national landmarks and state capitols…
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Elections 2014: Explore State Landmarks on Bing Maps with New Batch of Aerial and Streetside Imagery

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As we discussed last week, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get a 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014.  To coincide with the upcoming midterms, we have also released fresh and expanded aerial and Streetside imagery for over 20 cities across the United States.  As you embrace the democratic spirit, take a few minutes to explore our national landmarks and state capitols…
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