Just in Time for Halloween: Find Spooky GIFs in a Jiff

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In our quest to help our users hunting for image content with our last UX improvements, we are proud to unveil the work we’ve done to make searching for animated GIFs easier, and more fun. An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a graphic image that takes a series of uploaded images and frames them together. The images run on a loop, making it appear like a movement or short…
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Elections 2014: Explore State Landmarks on Bing Maps with New Batch of Aerial and Streetside Imagery

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United States Capitol, Washington, DC

As we discussed last week, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get a 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014.  To coincide with the upcoming midterms, we have also released fresh and expanded aerial and Streetside imagery for over 20 cities across the United States.  As you embrace the democratic spirit, take a few minutes to explore our national landmarks and state capitols…
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Do You Speak Emoji? Bing Does

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As you likely know, emoji are small pictures used to express an idea or emotion.  With the explosion of mobile devices and the ubiquity of texting, it has become a shorthand language used by billions of us around the world.  At Bing we want you to be able to search the same way you communicate every day. Today, we are announcing the support of emoji characters in Bing search in…
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Back to School Crews Bring Digital Literacy to Life

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The modern day classroom has no boundaries. Today’s students have global access to information, rich media tools, and transformative experiences via the web. The digital age has put personal discovery in the hands of students, and the power to enrich and transform even the most pedestrian of topics in the hands of teachers. At Bing, we know how the digital world can bring things to life. We know how panoramas…
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Bing and IE Team with CNN for Elections 2014

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Last week we introduced Bing Elections, a dedicated search experience aimed at arming voters with all the information they need to make informed decisions about Elections 2014.  Bing.com/elections brings together the latest news from the right, left and center perspectives, up-to-date predictions across governor and national congressional races as well as political trivia and the location of the nearest polling place in your area. Bing Pulse Goes Live with New CNN Magic…
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Bing Adds Smarts to Cortana

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A few months ago, we talked about how we’re making search more personal.  We discussed how Bing’s massive investments towards indexing the real world combined with speech recognition, entity understanding, and stream processing are making things like Cortana more helpful and intelligent. This week we are rolling out some new improvements that take advantage of these advancements and are making Cortana more useful. Let’s take a look. Daily Glance: Evenings Added…
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Get the Skinny on the Latest Gadgets

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As the holiday shopping season nears, there are numerous products that are getting released in the market. Before you buy a new gadget, it’s helpful to read a review or watch a demo video.  With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to pull information from various web sources and display them in a snapshot for easy consumption. From there, you can click to the source web sites to…
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Bing Elections: Your One-Stop-Shop for Comprehensive Election Information

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As the U.S. approaches one of the most hotly contested political seasons in years, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014.  Bing brings you the latest news from the right, left and center perspectives, up-to-date predictions across governor and national congressional races, a personalized Voter Guide* that includes side by side comparisons of candidates’ positions…
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Now Playing at a Theater Near You

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Finding show times and theater for a movie you want to see is easy on Bing.  Simply type in the movie and voila, we will display the information right in the search results.   But what about those times when you don’t know which movie you want to see? Or those times when you have no idea which movies are even out? Today we’re making that part much easier with a carousel*…
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Bing and Sing: Search Lyrics Faster

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Bing has launched a new Lyrics experience that enables you to view full lyrics for your favorite song on the mainline search results page, without having to click through to a third party site or spend time figuring out which blue link on the page will yield good quality lyrics.   You can also view the artist, album and other song related information on the snapshot alongside the main search…
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