The search for cute just got better with Bing

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Bing predicts the cutest animals of 2015

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…

Cricket fans brought the world to life: See for yourself with a new video from the Bing team

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Cricket totals

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…

Bing Round-up: Get movie recommendations with Cortana and see where the March Madness action is with Bing Maps

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Showtimes and trailers

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…

Build a Smarter Bracket with Bing

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NCAA Bracket - Export bracket

March Madness® is here! And the Bing team has been cooking up something special for all you bracket builders out there. For the first time ever, Bing has partnered with the NCAA® to gain unprecedented access to over 10 seasons worth of Division I basketball data – and we’re putting that knowledge to work for you. Combined with the industry-leading predictions of our Bing Predicts team, we’re giving bracket builders…

Roundup: Get fit, stay fit with Cortana; new favorites feature for Bing images

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Never miss another workout with Cortana It is that time of the year again – when all those New Year resolutions become a little fragile. At Bing we see the volume of fitness-related searches peak in January and from there on it’s a bit of a slide. But Cortana is by your side, ready to get you back on track. Cortana is always learning and can now infer places that…

Slam Dunk: Bing teams up with the NCAA® as Official Bracket Data Partner for March Madness®

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At Bing, we’re constantly looking for ways to help people find the information they need to make confident decisions. From the 2014 midterm elections, to the NFL season, and more recently, the Grammy’s and Oscars, Bing has taken on some exciting moments with these major events. With the arrival of spring, we have one thing on our minds: March Madness. Many of us here at Bing are gearing up to…

Bing Round-up: Bing brings better help to Office; offers new ways to explore your world in Chrome and share your thoughts with Bing

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Bing Listens Community

Bing now powers Help search in Microsoft Office Looking to get the most out of Word or Excel? Now Bing can help. At Bing, we’re always looking for ways to bring you the right information when and where you need it to help you get things done. Now when you need assistance using Microsoft Office programs, like Word and Excel, Bing delivers articles and tips directly to you to help…

Once upon a time there was World Read Aloud Day…

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Happy World Read Aloud Day! You may notice that today’s Bing homepage features the National Library of China, with hotspots related to literacy. This is no coincidence. The Bing team wants to inspire kids to use the power of technology to become better readers and writers. Already, it’s easy to find children’s best sellers using Bing, and when you search for books, we’ll show you their ratings and where you…

Bing Predicts goes back to its roots with a reality check

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Oscar Predictions ballot

Fresh off of a successful night of predictions with the Oscars, the Bing Predicts team tallied up the results. Our forecasts netted a 6-for-6 record on the major categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, etc.) and got 16 out of 19 wins correct. Now Bing Predicts sets its sights on the new spring season of reality voting shows, including American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and The Voice. For…

Bing round-up: Ordering food and finding the perfect getaway just got easier

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Order Online button

Bing caters to your big night, or any night, needs with food delivery Ordering food for your Oscars party? Or maybe it’s just too cold out to brave the elements in search of a meal. Bing makes it easier to order food right from the comfort of your couch. For restaurants that deliver, click “order online” to launch an ordering service, such as eat24, and get dishes delivered directly to…