Looking for NASCAR? Bing’s got you covered.

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If you find yourself driving faster than usual, could it be because it’s NASCAR season? As you gear up for the Toyota Owners 400 this weekend, Bing’s got you covered. Our search results for NASCAR topics give you the lowdown on the teams, drivers, standings, schedule, latest news, and more for both the Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series. You’ll also find that Bing Predicts – fresh from its NCAA…
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Get the updated Bing App for iPhone

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Earlier this year we released a few new features to simplify privacy controls in the app. Today’s update brings them together into a Private Search mode, which you can easily enable from the Recent Tiles window to make privacy even more accessible to you. In addition, we made several improvements to our search results. First, we made image search a lot smarter. You can read about all of the improvements…
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Type less, search images faster

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Touch Query

We know you love to discover images on your mobile devices. Our goal for Bing’s image search is to help you be inspired, learn more, and quickly find great images on any device. Today, we’re excited to introduce a fast, easy new way to search for images on iPhone and Android devices. The best news about Bing’s new image search? No typing required to discover more. Typing on mobile phones…
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Who starts preparing taxes first?

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Tax Preparation

In case you missed it, today is tax day. This year we thought we’d look at several years of Bing data to see if we can learn anything about when people start preparing their taxes. In order to do this, we chose a set of keywords related to tax preparation tasks (e.g., form 1098, tax US, filing separately, tax service, etc.) and tracked the trends from our anonymous search logs…
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Bing.com Mobile homepage just got a complete makeover

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The Bing Homepage team —the same folks who bring you the gorgeous desktop experience on Bing.com — just completed a significant redesign of the homepage experience for mobile phones. The new version of the homepage ships globally and will be available on iPhone and Android smartphones. A number of enhancements in this refresh will dramatically improve the Bing mobile experience: User interface redesign: Based on numerous A/B experiments, we’ve determined…
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Be inspired, learn more and do more through image search

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Glacier National Park Photo: Dave Sizer/Creative Commons People discover and explore billions of images every month using Bing Image Search. As we analyzed how people discover images on Bing, talked to Bing customers, and studied the different ways we interact with visual information today, we saw an opportunity to put images at the heart of search. In studying image search behavior, we saw that, fundamentally, the image may not be…
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Fans brought passion, Bing brought the smarts – how was March Madness for you?

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The Bing intelligent bracket experience put Bing Predicts technology to work in perhaps the most challenging arena in sports, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I College Basketball Tournament. With 9.2 quintillion possible combinations, this has been by far one of the most difficult set of predictions we have done to date. And we picked a great year to start: since the NCAA matchups were announced just three weeks ago, March Madness…
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The search for cute just got better with Bing

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At Bing, we’re always looking for ways to improve your experience. And the search for cute—be it for bunnies, kittens, teacup pigs, or hedgehogs—is no different. That’s why today Bing is proud to announce its partnership with the Cute Cloud—a cloud-based data store created by Microsoft Research (MSR) to host the web’s massive stock of cute images and videos, from portraits of cherub-cheeked toddlers and bespoke pets to GIFs featuring…
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Cricket fans brought the world to life: See for yourself with a new video from the Bing team

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Donald Brinkman, a Bing program manager who works on relevance and intent, takes a keen interest in new ways to bring information to life. Data visualization often fits best in terms of how people parse information. Donald decided to explore who in the world was following the Cricket World Cup and see how Excel’s Power Map feature could do with Bing’s anonymous search logs. It turns out this was an…
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Bing Round-up: Get movie recommendations with Cortana and see where the March Madness action is with Bing Maps

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Get your weekend movie recommendations from Cortana If it’s Thursday and you’re wondering what fun things to do over the weekend, Cortana might just have the answer for you. Especially if you love going to the movies. Cortana continuously learns new things about you and will suggest new activities that you might enjoy. Last October, we announced that Cortana will keep an eye out for your favorite artists and will…
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