Bing rocks two new tools for the everyday musician

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Every summer Microsoft hosts a group of highly talented interns from all over the globe. These interns work on projects they’re passionate about – projects that have the potential to make a difference in the lives of millions. This summer, Cassie, now a sophomore at Texas A&M University and flutist, and Olivier, now a junior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and saxophone player, joined the Bing team as interns.  Both…
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Get the edge on this football season with Bing predictions

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Summer is approaching the finish line, Labor Day weekend draws near, and post-season baseball is around the corner. All of these signs point to one thing: Football is back. Fortunately for you, Bing has all your professional football needs covered this season. Whether you want to know the chances of your team winning in the upcoming week, the likelihood of your favorites making the playoffs, or key strategies to help…
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Bing announces availability of the knowledge and action graph API for developers

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Today, Bing is announcing that its knowledge and action graph will be available to developers via a new API. With this new API, developers can enhance their apps by exposing rich data from the Bing knowledge and action graph directly in their apps. Whether you have a messaging app or a music app, your users shouldn’t have to “go to search” to get information related to what they’re doing in…
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Breaking news: Bing connects the dots to get behind the news

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Earlier this summer, we introduced new features to make it easier to discover, browse and watch news stories on the go. However, it’s often hard to make sense of what’s really going on with so many individual news stories to follow. Now, we’re making it easier to connect the dots between news stories so you get the bigger picture.   If you’re like many folks (the Bing team included!) who read…
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Bing predicts what’s top of mind this back-to-school season

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It’s August, which means parents and students are starting to think about the start of a new school year. The return to the classroom brings a mix of excitement and nervousness. To better understand what is top-of-mind for parents preparing for the 2015-`16 school year, with the goal of helping users find valuable resources, Bing tapped into its rich search data and predictions algorithms. The Bing predictions technology compiled a…
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Bing to warn customers about the threats of fake online pharmacies

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Picture Fred, a 60-year-old man who has a few medical conditions. One of his prescriptions has run out but instead of visiting his regular doctor for a renewal, he decides to search the web where he finds several online pharmacies. One of these makes available a new drug, which is said to work better than his current prescription, and it is cheaper. He buys it. All is well until Fred starts…
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Thank you Bing users, we are listening to you

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Back in March we launched a new site called Bing Listens. The site gives our customers a direct line of communication to the team developing Bing features. Bing Listens is a place to contribute your thoughts on how to make Bing better, vote on the ideas you like best, and share the cool and unique ways you use Bing. Our team actively reviews the ideas and responds to them every…
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Predicts takes a world tour of summer sporting events

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The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada was a rousing success for the United States as the team defeated Japan with a 5-2 rout.  Bing Predicts completed the knockout rounds with 75 percent accuracy, notably picking England to beat both host Canada as well as Norway in the first two rounds and US over Japan in the final.  In the preliminary rounds, Bing Predicts correctly projected all six group…
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Making a move? Bing can help with the big choices for houses, schools and doctors

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Moving to a new city or new neighborhood is as exciting as it is stressful. In addition to grappling with the big decision of finding a new home, other considerations can include school choices, availability of services such as healthcare and what a new neighborhood has to offer beyond a place to live. To help answer some of these questions, the Bing team has released new and improved experiences for…
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Plan your next outing with the completely redesigned Bing Maps

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When we set out to redesign Bing Maps, we listened to a lot of user feedback. People using a variety of map sites, from a variety of countries, told us what they love about, and what they struggle with when using map services. We heard that people want one experience that brings together the best content in one view, that fully reflects what they are planning, not just their last…
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