Uber driver, wine maker, working from home make the list as Bing predicts career trends of 2015

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According to Bing Predicts, American workers want careers that offer more autonomy and the flexibility to work from home. Factors that have influenced this career trend include a rise in opportunities for entrepreneurship, a growing appetite for non-traditional workplaces, and late-career job changes that provide more freedom and flexibility. Among the most sought-after jobs that allow employees to work from home are roles in the healthcare field, specifically medical transcription,…
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Experiencing the Civil Rights Movement with Bing Maps

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Imagery on Bing Maps enables you to interactively and naturally learn about history by exploring the places where events took place. Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. It is a day reserved to commemorate not only a singular inspirational leader but also the movement with which he is most closely associated—the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The country underwent turbulent changes during…
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MSNBC and CNN to use Bing Pulse’s live audience voting for State of the Union

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The annual State of the Union address to Congress is considered by many to be politics’ biggest night. With tens of millions tuning in to hear his address, President Obama’s speech will generate reactions from the nation’s living rooms, boardrooms, and legislative hallways. Until now, we’ve relied on analysts and pundits to interpret the message and the nation’s response to it in the hours and days after the speech. This…
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Choose Your Viewing Location with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Marches and Parades Routes

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In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, we have digitized the top march and parade routes to make it easier for you to find the best viewing location and plan your day.  Bing Maps makes it easier to visualize information in a way that is natural and easy to understand.  Surprisingly, most parade web sites don’t provide any maps, so we translated paragraphs of directions and, in some cases, some non-scaled maps…
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Finding great books just got easier with Bing best-sellers search

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If your resolution is to read more, you’re going to love the newest Bing feature: the best-sellers carousel. Search on best-sellers in categories including fiction, non-fiction, even manga, and the New York Times best-sellers list will appear at the top of the page. Books are ranked by The New York Times based on weekly or monthly sales data. Try these sample searches: best-selling fiction nonfiction best-sellers best-selling kids’ books current…
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The Most Popular Bing Homepages of 2014

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Each day, a new Bing Homepage image transports you to a different corner of the globe or introduces you to some of the world’s most amazing creatures. As 2014 comes to a close, the Bing team wanted to look back at your favorite homepages of the year. But first, we wanted to recall that Bing turned five this year, and with so many memorable images over the years, we marked…
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Get your stocking ready, it’s time to track Santa!

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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, you’d better not pout, we’re telling you why – you guessed it, Santa Claus is coming to town. The countdown is almost over – and that means it’s almost time to start tracking Santa! On Tuesday, December 23 at 11:00 pm Pacific Time (PT) the NORAD Tracks Santa experience will go live as Santa begins the final preparations for his magical journey….
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Bing round-up: AMBER Alerts and new local features for mobile

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As we head into the holidays, we have a few things to share with you that released this week. AMBER Alerts Following the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in 1996, a national child abduction alert system called AMBER Alert was established in her honor. AMBER is eponymous, but it’s also an acronym – it stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. AMBER Alerts are disseminated though a variety…
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Bing apps get a makeover fit for a new iPhone or iPad

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Heading into the holidays, we suspect there will be a few iPhone and iPad-shaped boxes under all that gift wrapping. One free gift you might want to look at, right out of the box, is the Bing app. And for anyone with an iPhone or iPad, the holidays have come early with updates to the Bing apps released today. Here’s the rundown of what’s new: On iPhone, we completely redesigned…
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Our New Year’s Resolution? More Great Streetside and Aerial Imagery

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With year’s end fast approaching it’s appropriate to take stock on your accomplishments over the past 12 month as well as your ambitions for the upcoming year. Here at Bing Maps we are proud to have delivered an ongoing series of major updates of aerial and Streetside imagery and are starting to plan for what’s next for us in 2015. This post highlights some of the cities in our latest…
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