Bing Maps now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies

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Last week, you may have made some Earth Day resolutions such as having a greener commute. If so, we would like to help to keep your commitment by reviewing your transportation options. With coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies across 30 countries, Bing Maps can help you to plan your daily commute, or schedule your next vacation. In this Blog post we want to show the extent of our transit coverage.

Looking for NASCAR? Bing’s got you covered.

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If you find yourself driving faster than usual, could it be because it’s NASCAR season? As you gear up for the Toyota Owners 400 this weekend, Bing’s got you covered. Our search results for NASCAR topics give you the lowdown on the teams, drivers, standings, schedule, latest news, and more for both the Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series. You’ll also find that Bing Predicts – fresh from its NCAA…
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The Image Graph – Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search

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This month, we released a new Bing image search experience designed to help customers be inspired, learn more, and do more with image search. We discover billions of images on the Internet, but understanding the searches and providing helpful information for each image is an enormous challenge. In this blog post, my colleagues Arun Sacheti and Eason Wang provide a deeper look at how we built the image graph that…
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Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

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Today is Earth Day, an annual event first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention to the state of our planet’s environment. We at Bing Maps have the incredible opportunity to focus on the earth every day as we work on improving and adding to our vast collection of aerial and Streetside imagery. This month, in addition to delivering a lot of new imagery (see the listing at the bottom this…
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Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

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Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to…
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Get the updated Bing App for iPhone

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Earlier this year we released a few new features to simplify privacy controls in the app. Today’s update brings them together into a Private Search mode, which you can easily enable from the Recent Tiles window to make privacy even more accessible to you. In addition, we made several improvements to our search results. First, we made image search a lot smarter. You can read about all of the improvements…
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Type less, search images faster

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We know you love to discover images on your mobile devices. Our goal for Bing’s image search is to help you be inspired, learn more, and quickly find great images on any device. Today, we’re excited to introduce a fast, easy new way to search for images on iPhone and Android devices. The best news about Bing’s new image search? No typing required to discover more. Typing on mobile phones…
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Who starts preparing taxes first?

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In case you missed it, today is tax day. This year we thought we’d look at several years of Bing data to see if we can learn anything about when people start preparing their taxes. In order to do this, we chose a set of keywords related to tax preparation tasks (e.g., form 1098, tax US, filing separately, tax service, etc.) and tracked the trends from our anonymous search logs…
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Bing.com Mobile homepage just got a complete makeover

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The Bing Homepage team —the same folks who bring you the gorgeous desktop experience on Bing.com — just completed a significant redesign of the homepage experience for mobile phones. The new version of the homepage ships globally and will be available on iPhone and Android smartphones. A number of enhancements in this refresh will dramatically improve the Bing mobile experience: User interface redesign: Based on numerous A/B experiments, we’ve determined…
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Being a Part of the Bing Image Search Ecosystem

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Billions of images are discovered by Bing searchers every month.  Through Bing.com and our search partnerships with companies like Apple, Amazon and Yahoo, customers are performing more image searches to satisfy a growing range of needs.  We understand that our users have a huge interest in learning more about images and connecting with the source site to complete tasks. We want to build a deeper relationship with webmasters to drive engaged customers to…
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