Let’s Have a Conversation

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For all kinds of searches, Bing lets you ask a question the way you would ask a friend. For example, “who is the President of the United States” or “the tallest building in the world”, or “who played Morpheus in The Matrix”, Bing will show the most pertinent information about Barack Obama, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Lawrence Fishburne.  So, by combining conversational understanding with our knowledge repository containing information…
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Microsoft Teams with Parade Magazine to Discuss Responsible Tech in the Classroom

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Technology holds promise to build better classrooms and develop strong teachers in schools across the US. Whether we’re talking about communication, collaboration, problem solving or global awareness, new technology can be a catalyst to enhance learning. However, for all the promise that technology holds we need to ensure that it does not come at the cost of children’s safety or privacy. In partnership with Parade Magazine, Microsoft is hosting a series of…
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Celebrity Watchers Rejoice: Snipp3t Now Available on iOS

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We are excited for you to be among the first to try out a brand new mobile app we built on the Bing platform that’s available today in the iOS App Store. SNIPP3T (pronounced “snippet”) is an app that lets you stay up-to-date on the celebrities you care about most. Building on Bing’s massive knowledge repository containing information on billions of people, places and things, we were inspired to build…
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Bring Your Maps to Life: Creating Animations with Bing Maps (JavaScript)

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Bing Maps is a very powerful mapping platform that is often used for creating engaging user experiences. The fluid interactive maps make for a great canvas when visualizing location based data. In this blog post we are going to take a look at how to make the user experience a little more engaging by adding custom animations that can be used in both web and Windows Store apps. Full source…
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Bing Streamlines Technical Searches

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At Bing, we never stop exploring ways to improve the search experience.  Whether it’s making small adjustments to how we present results or major changes to the user interface, we’re always looking at new approaches to help you get more done. Over the last one year, we have been working hard to develop a more natural way for users to address technical queries. It could be someone looking to download…
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Bing-Inc Roadshow Final Stop: Houston

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The Bing/Inc Roadshow is coming to an end. It’s been a jam packed tour for the last 4 events in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta and Boston, with capacity crowds, excellent questions and easy access to answers. The panel, with industry heavyweights such as Maisha Walker of Message Medium, Bruce Clay of Bruce Clay Inc, Marty Weintraub of aimClear (and myself) is set to meet up again during the final road show event…
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Cortana Asks Foursquare: What’s Cool in the Neighborhood

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Today, people in the US with phones running Windows Phone 8.1 will have a new way to experience Foursquare recommendations.  Now, based on your location, Cortana will proactively showcase local recommendations from Foursquare on the Cortana home screen, along with your other interests. [To turn on the feature, pull up Cortana’s notebook go to Interests, look for “best nearby” and then toggle to ON] Cortana talks on your behalf to…
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Bing Site Safety Page

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Malware, and the possibility of infection, is an unfortunate reality facing internet users today. At Bing, we take our job of providing a safe searching experience to our customers very seriously and this anti-malware effort is one of the core elements of the Bing Index Quality charter. We’ve been in this game for many years and have developed comprehensive solutions that minimize user’s risk of infection and maintain the integrity…
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All You and Bing Host #BingIt to Discuss Money-Saving Tips

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From reward programs to traveling on a dime, most people have great saving techniques that help them stay on budget throughout the year. This Wednesday, Bing will partner with All You, America’s smart shopping brand from Time Inc., on a #BingIt to offer helpful tips and tricks on how to spend smart and save well. Additionally, All You is excited to invite you to submit to America’s Smartest Shopper Contest…
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Bing Maps REST and SOAP Services Imagery Styling Improvements Now Live!

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Today, we are pleased to announce the following rendering and styling improvements to Bing Maps REST and SOAP Services imagery. We introduced a new gradient coloring for land areas that adjusts the brightness to your zoom level. The land color will now be lighter when zoomed out and get darker when zoomed in at higher levels of detail. Not only do these updates improve the overall aesthetic appeal of the maps,…
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