Bing and “Born to Explore” take you on a virtual adventure

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During our recent Bing Fans listening tour, we heard parents and teachers say they are searching more and more for educational information to share with their kids. That’s why we are especially excited that Bing, along with Skype and Surface, is partnering with ABC television’s “Born to Explore” team to help families discover the world with the help of technology. Focused on delivering culturally rich and visually stunning stories, “Born…

Bing gets you ready for summer blockbuster movies

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It may still be spring, but this summer’s blockbuster movies are already heating up. This past weekend we watched as Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow topped the U.S. box office in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” earning nearly $200 million in ticket sales its first weekend. With many more highly anticipated titles on their way, you’re going to want the latest and most relevant information so you don’t miss…

//build with Bing – New APIs, Bing Solutions and Developer Resources

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Each year, developers gather at Microsoft’s //build to see a showcase of fresh technology and new ideas in computing from across the company. Developers are able to hear about, and get hands-on with the latest tech and data sources to see how these advances improve the consumer experience. Several new opportunities for developers are available today, harnessing the power of Bing’s intelligence platform to make their applications more intelligent, engaging…

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…

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…

Type less, search images faster

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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…

Who starts preparing taxes first?

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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…

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…

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…

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…