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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Do You Speak Emoji? Bing Does

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As you likely know, emoji are small pictures used to express an idea or emotion.  With the explosion of mobile devices and the ubiquity of texting, it has become a shorthand language used by billions of us around the world.  At Bing we want you to be able to search the same way you communicate every day. Today, we are announcing the support of emoji characters in Bing search in…
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Quick! We’ve Doubled our Webmaster Sign-Up Credit!

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Two weeks ago I told you how to get $100* in free advertising credit by becoming a new Bing Ads user if you had a Bing Webmaster Tools account. As it turned out, many of you seized this opportunity to claim your ad credit, just in time for the holiday season. And for those of you who didn’t act yet: simply log into your webmaster tools account today and click…
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Be smooth: Optimize Bing Maps in multipage Windows Store apps (JavaScript)

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Bing Maps is the most widely used map control inside of Windows Store apps. Many simple apps consist of a single page user experience while many other consist of multiple pages. Many developers like to use Bing Maps throughout their application, but have found that this results in the map control constantly being loaded/disposed as the user navigates between pages. This doesn’t make for the best user experience, as there…
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