Let’s Have a Conversation

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For all kinds of searches, Bing lets you ask a question the way you would ask a friend. For example, “who is the President of the United States” or “the tallest building in the world”, or “who played Morpheus in The Matrix”, Bing will show the most pertinent information about Barack Obama, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Lawrence Fishburne.  So, by combining conversational understanding with our knowledge repository containing information…

Microsoft Teams with Parade Magazine to Discuss Responsible Tech in the Classroom

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Technology holds promise to build better classrooms and develop strong teachers in schools across the US. Whether we’re talking about communication, collaboration, problem solving or global awareness, new technology can be a catalyst to enhance learning. However, for all the promise that technology holds we need to ensure that it does not come at the cost of children’s safety or privacy. In partnership with Parade Magazine, Microsoft is hosting a series of…

Celebrity Watchers Rejoice: Snipp3t Now Available on iOS

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We are excited for you to be among the first to try out a brand new mobile app we built on the Bing platform that’s available today in the iOS App Store. SNIPP3T (pronounced “snippet”) is an app that lets you stay up-to-date on the celebrities you care about most. Building on Bing’s massive knowledge repository containing information on billions of people, places and things, we were inspired to build…

Bing Streamlines Technical Searches

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At Bing, we never stop exploring ways to improve the search experience.  Whether it’s making small adjustments to how we present results or major changes to the user interface, we’re always looking at new approaches to help you get more done. Over the last one year, we have been working hard to develop a more natural way for users to address technical queries. It could be someone looking to download…

Cortana Asks Foursquare: What’s Cool in the Neighborhood

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Today, people in the US with phones running Windows Phone 8.1 will have a new way to experience Foursquare recommendations.  Now, based on your location, Cortana will proactively showcase local recommendations from Foursquare on the Cortana home screen, along with your other interests. [To turn on the feature, pull up Cortana’s notebook go to Interests, look for “best nearby” and then toggle to ON] Cortana talks on your behalf to…

All You and Bing Host #BingIt to Discuss Money-Saving Tips

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From reward programs to traveling on a dime, most people have great saving techniques that help them stay on budget throughout the year. This Wednesday, Bing will partner with All You, America’s smart shopping brand from Time Inc., on a #BingIt to offer helpful tips and tricks on how to spend smart and save well. Additionally, All You is excited to invite you to submit to America’s Smartest Shopper Contest…

Opposites Attract? Bing Search Box Arrives on Chrome New Tab Pages

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Searching just got simpler for people using Chrome with their default search engine set to Bing. Now when you open a new tab in your browser, you will get quick access to the Bing search box (and associated Page Zero features) as well as the frequently used sites you’re used to.   To enable this, go to Chrome’s Settings, and set your search engine to Bing (under “Search”), or follow the…

Meet Bing Offers Card-Linked: A Simpler Way to Save

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Life is complicated. Saving should be simple. With Bing Offers new discount program, Card-Linked, you can ditch the traditional fuss of coupons and pre-paid deals. Card-Linked simplifies saving by turning your favorite credit or debit card(s) into your member discount card. Use your registered card(s) to make qualifying purchases at participating local businesses and save. Automatic Saving When you register for Card-Linked you’re linking your credit or debit card(s) to…

School Ratings Now Live in Bing

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A few weeks ago, we unveiled an easy way to access free online courses and books on Bing.  Today we’re expanding on that theme by showcasing school ratings, rankings and academic indicators directly in Snapshot.  Now when you search for a given school- from elementary to high school to higher ed – we showcase (where available) how they fare nationally, within the state and what their STEM rating might be.  We…

Predicting The Beautiful Game: How Bing Predicts Did

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A few weeks ago, we launched our latest foray into Bing Predicts.  We set out to forecast which teams had the best chance of winning the championship in Brazil.   By all accounts, this has been one of the most thrilling tournaments ever played replete with massive scoring, crushing losses and narrow victories around every match. We are pleased to report that for the final elimination rounds we were 100% accurate…