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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Be inspired, learn more and do more through image search

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Glacier National Park Photo: Dave Sizer/Creative Commons People discover and explore billions of images every month using Bing Image Search. As we analyzed how people discover images on Bing, talked to Bing customers, and studied the different ways we interact with visual information today, we saw an opportunity to put images at the heart of search. In studying image search behavior, we saw that, fundamentally, the image may not be…
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Fans brought passion, Bing brought the smarts – how was March Madness for you?

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The Bing intelligent bracket experience put Bing Predicts technology to work in perhaps the most challenging arena in sports, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I College Basketball Tournament. With 9.2 quintillion possible combinations, this has been by far one of the most difficult set of predictions we have done to date. And we picked a great year to start: since the NCAA matchups were announced just three weeks ago, March Madness…
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The search for cute just got better with Bing

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At Bing, we’re always looking for ways to improve your experience. And the search for cute—be it for bunnies, kittens, teacup pigs, or hedgehogs—is no different. That’s why today Bing is proud to announce its partnership with the Cute Cloud—a cloud-based data store created by Microsoft Research (MSR) to host the web’s massive stock of cute images and videos, from portraits of cherub-cheeked toddlers and bespoke pets to GIFs featuring…
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Cricket fans brought the world to life: See for yourself with a new video from the Bing team

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Donald Brinkman, a Bing program manager who works on relevance and intent, takes a keen interest in new ways to bring information to life. Data visualization often fits best in terms of how people parse information. Donald decided to explore who in the world was following the Cricket World Cup and see how Excel’s Power Map feature could do with Bing’s anonymous search logs. It turns out this was an…
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Bing Round-up: Get movie recommendations with Cortana and see where the March Madness action is with Bing Maps

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Get your weekend movie recommendations from Cortana If it’s Thursday and you’re wondering what fun things to do over the weekend, Cortana might just have the answer for you. Especially if you love going to the movies. Cortana continuously learns new things about you and will suggest new activities that you might enjoy. Last October, we announced that Cortana will keep an eye out for your favorite artists and will…
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bing Maps

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Bing Maps is a great tool for exploring and learning about many things, including the numerous celebrations held each year in cities across the country. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and is widely celebrated in the United States and other nations with a large Irish immigrant heritage. Celebrations…
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Let the madness begin on Bing Maps

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March Madness kicks off this week with the first round of games starting in a few days. Along with Bing’s bracket builder, the Bing Maps team is excited to share new imagery of the stadiums that will host both the NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s games across the US. In this blog post we will see how we created a visual of where these teams are from and where…
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Leveraging Search Algorithms for Bing Predicts

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In the past, we’ve provided an in-depth view of how Bing.com improves relevance for users in web and image search, along with ways we’ve improved experimentation.  Leveraging technology similar to search, the team has embarked on the relatively new area we call “Bing Predicts.”  This feature analyzes web activity, social sentiment, and other signals to predict the outcomes of events.  My colleague, Walter Sun, the technical lead for the project, will share…
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