School Ratings Now Live in Bing

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A few weeks ago, we unveiled an easy way to access free online courses and books on Bing.  Today we’re expanding on that theme by showcasing school ratings, rankings and academic indicators directly in Snapshot.  Now when you search for a given school- from elementary to high school to higher ed – we showcase (where available) how they fare nationally, within the state and what their STEM rating might be.  We…
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Filtering Low Quality Links in Bing SERP

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The internet can often feel like a giant cesspool of low quality, illegal or malicious documents. The mere mention of malware, adware and viruses is enough to send even the most experienced internet surfers running for cover. And yet, these represent just the tip of the iceberg of poor quality documents. Searchers also have to deal with phishing sites, fraudulent sites or sites propagating scams, spammy sites…. Well, you get…
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4 Easy Ways to Visualize Excel Data on Bing Maps

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I have been helping developers visualize their data on Bing Maps for many years. One of the most requests I’ve had in the past is, “I have this data, but can you show it on a map?” More often than not this data would be sitting in an Excel file, usually with some address data, but rarely contained any coordinate information. To get this data into Bing Maps I would…
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Predicting The Beautiful Game: How Bing Predicts Did

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A few weeks ago, we launched our latest foray into Bing Predicts.  We set out to forecast which teams had the best chance of winning the championship in Brazil.   By all accounts, this has been one of the most thrilling tournaments ever played replete with massive scoring, crushing losses and narrow victories around every match. We are pleased to report that for the final elimination rounds we were 100% accurate…
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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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