Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Draft

Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Draft

Bing Predicts returns to estimate where the best amateur basketball players will call home next season. Three of the largest market teams, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Boston, won the drawing for the top-three lottery slots for 2016. And each is rewarded with strong amateur talent to draw from, as we describe below.
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Bing Predicts: Election Primaries Recap

Bing Predicts: Election Primaries Recap

Bing Predicts kicked off the 2016 elections with the goal of providing user insight, starting with the primary season across all states and territories. Through all primaries, the model’s accuracy was 82 out of 98, or 84 percent. The following discussion analyzes more deeply how Bing Predicts did over the primary season. In addition to predicting a single winner for each state, Bing Predicts also estimated the delegate assignments and kept a...
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Bing helps publishers expand their reach

Bing helps publishers expand their reach

In the era of push notifications and shared posts, publishers face constant pressure to get their content discovered and in front of as many readers as possible. To support the publishing community in a way that delivers on our users’ needs, we are launching the Bing News PubHub, a portal that enables more publishers to submit their news websites. Verified publishers—big or small, international or local—will reach Bing users with...
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Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Finals

Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Finals

While 28 of the 30 pro basketball teams are thinking about future draft needs and other off-season plans, the Golden State and Cleveland teams are thinking about tonight’s rematch and the set of games in the coming weeks that will determine this year’s champions. And just like the rest of the season, Bing is following right along with predictions for who will take home the trophy.
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Bing Predicts: Off to the races with the Kentucky Derby

Bing Predicts: Off to the races with the Kentucky Derby

Today, we are launching a new Predicts experience for the upcoming spring trio of major horse races, starting with the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports Thoroughbred racing is an exciting–and difficult–sport to predict. For example, the collective wisdom of the crowd captured by the betting markets only managed to correctly predict the winner in 37 percent of all races in the past 10 years.
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Bing adds your state's view to its Political Index

Bing adds your state's view to its Political Index

The presidential race is getting more intense, with an increasing focus on state-by-state delegates. As the candidates woo voters in the remaining primaries, it becomes even more important to understand where each candidate stands on issues, and whether the states they are courting support those stances. Enter the newly enhanced Bing Political Index (BPI). Now you can view the collective sentiment of the population of each state regarding 10 top...
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Bing Predicts the Pro Football Draft

Bing Predicts the Pro Football Draft

The annual football ‘job fair’ is upon us. So Bing Predicts is weighing in on which pro teams the elite college football players might sign on with. The Bing Predicts models use web and social data to algorithmically determine the most likely matches between players and team for a given position. This marks the second year we’ve predicted the football draft, and last year we were, on average, off by just one spot in the first...
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Recap: Bing at //Build 2016

Recap: Bing at //Build 2016

Since Microsoft Build wrapped up in early April, we wanted to touch base with those of you who may have missed the news from the Bing team. We were there to officially launch a set of Bing Search APIs (Web Search, Image Search, Video Search, News Search, Autosuggest, Spell Check) as part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, the new portfolio of intelligence APIs.
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The Most Searched Moments of NCAA® March Madness®

The Most Searched Moments of NCAA® March Madness®

Is March NOT the best month of the year for basketball? Every year college hoops fans go into the NCAA® tournament with the high hope of creating a perfect bracket, and the more realistic aspiration that every game in the tournament will be a nail-biting thrill. This year, even more so than years past, the madness has delivered.
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Bing Predicts: NCAA Sweet 16 Update

Bing Predicts: NCAA Sweet 16 Update

The Round of 16 is upon us, and all four No. 1 seeds are still alive. Lost among the chatter of Michigan State’s upset is that the No. 1 seeded team in the Midwest is actually alive and well. Our finals prediction of Kansas over North Carolina remains intact and our 3rd NCAA® Final Four® entrant, Duke, is also still alive. We’ll preview the 2nd weekend of basketball, but first a quick summary of how we did in the initial...
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