Understanding and Testing: Implicit Local Queries

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For this post, we spent some time with Wei Wang, a Senior Program Manager in the Mobile Relevance team here at Bing and asked him to explain some of the basic things they face when answering “local” queries via mobile, and to explain a bit about how Bing fills in the blanks to determine the “best” result for a local-intent query.- Duane In web search, many queries are associated with…
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Bing now available as part of Facebook’s Internet.org App in India

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At Bing we share a belief that, when information is made freely available, people everywhere become empowered to do extraordinary things. Nowhere is this more true than in areas of the world where people’s access to the internet is mobile-first. Today, Facebook introduced the next phase of Internet.org, a global initiative aimed at making the benefits of the internet more accessible to people around the world and, starting today, Bing…
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Visualizing point-based Business Intelligence data on Bing Maps

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It is often said that upwards of 80% of business data has some sort of location based context to it. In recently years many companies have learnt the value of unlocking this data and making use of it to make better business decisions. Many companies use Bing Maps to make better sense of their business data by visualizing it on a map. In this blog post we are going to…
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Bing Search for iPhone puts you in control

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Last week we released an update to the Bing app for iPhone users. As always, we are thankful for all the enthusiastic feedback from our users, so please keep it coming. Probably the most common concern people have online is protecting their privacy. Deleting search history and cookies is an easy way to manage privacy. We wanted to put our users in control, so we’ve made it simple to take…
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Bing’s interactive GRAMMYs guide kicks off awards season with karaoke, predictions and more

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To get you ready for the GRAMMYs on Sunday, February 8, we’ve put together an interactive guide to the nominees and we’re predicting who will take home music’s biggest awards. Starting today, you can use it to explore the people, songs and albums that are in the running: watch videos, listen to the songs, even sing along “karaoke”-style while you pick your favorites to root for during the show. Want…
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Bing round-up: Updates to Bing News, Rewards on Chrome and Android and Bing powered search on OneDrive

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New “topic view” and interests features make sure you stay on top of the news that matters We know it’s hard to find time in your day to catch up on the news—from the latest innovations like HoloLens to Seattle’s big win in Arizona (sorry, getting a little ahead of ourselves there). The Trending Topics feature in Bing News has always been a fast way to get caught up on…
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It’s game time on Bing Maps

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Are you one of the lucky few to be heading to Phoenix for the Big Game? If so, we have some new Bing Maps that will help you navigate your way to, in and around University of Phoenix Stadium. Even if you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your living room or your favorite sports bar, these new map features give a preview of the venue before the game. Read…
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It’s game time on Bing Maps

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Are you one of the lucky few to be heading to Phoenix for the Big Game? If so, we have some new Bing Maps that will help you navigate your way to, in and around University of Phoenix Stadium. Even if you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your living room or your favorite sports bar, these new map features give a preview of the venue before the game….
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Attend the Visualizing Big Data on Bing Maps Webcast

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Update: The recording for this webcast is now available. Simple go to the registration link below to view the recording and access the presentation materials. Join Ricky Brundritt, Bing Maps Program Manager with Microsoft Partners MapCite and Moonshadow Mobile for an overview of different solutions for visualizing Big Data on Bing Maps. In this webcast we will take a look at a number of different ways to visualize big data sets…
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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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