Bing Forecasts Top Picks for the Draft

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Last week we rolled out Bing Predicts for the Brazil World Cup, giving you a quick and fun way to see our predictions on who might win each match-up.  This week, we’re extending our sports prediction experiment to the so-called lottery selections (top 14 picks) in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) June amateur draft, an event which determines where many of the top amateur players will begin their careers. How does…
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Jenna Bush Hager to Join #BingIt Chat Next Tuesday

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We’re excited to have special Today Show correspondent and former educator Jenna Bush Hager join us for a #BingIt chat next Tuesday, June 17 from 9 am – 10 am PT, 12 pm – 1 pm ET.  We had the pleasure of working with Jenna recently to launch our Bing in the Classroom program, and next week we’ll chat with about her involvement in the program, her experience teaching a…
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Earn a Free $5 Gift Card a Month with Bing Rewards.

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Almost everyone is familiar with rewards, loyalty, and discount programs. Credit cards offer rewards for spending, airlines offer rewards for flight miles, and many grocery stores and gas stations offer coupon and discount programs. Did you know you could also be earning rewards just by searching the web with Bing? By searching on Bing and joining Bing Rewards, not only will you get smart, reliable search results on your phone…
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Bing Turns Five

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On June 3rd 2009, we debuted to the world with a fresh approach to search – one that was anchored around the mission of empowering people with knowledge- helping them do more, not just search more. A lot has happened since that debut, so we wanted to take a moment to look back on where we’ve been and give a little sneak peek at what’s to come. The best place…
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Bing Health & Fitness Updates Pedometer for Nokia 630 and 635

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Designed to be your all-in-one tool for wellness, the Bing Health & Fitness app brings together nutrition, fitness and medical information, hundreds of workouts and tools that can be customized to your specific needs. Pedometer Enabled: Today we are taking it a step further by adding a pedometer capability to the app, which will first ship with the Lumia 630 and 635. What this means is that your phone in…
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Na área: Finding the Undiscovered Brazil

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Earlier this year we talked about a project that was getting under way with our Bing Team in Brazil which focused on digitizing knowledge about attractions in the country’s favelas. Now we’re excited to announce that Bing Brazil has officially kicked off “Na área,” a project to help communities in Brazil come together to highlight points of interest, starting with pilots in the favelas Vidigal, Complexo de Maré, and Manguinhos….
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New Features and Cities Added to the Bing Maps Apps for Windows 8

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Back in December, we rolled out the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1. The app introduced a new way to explore the world in glorious 3D, more personal features and a streamlined design to help you get more done. In the past 6 months, we have been listening to feedback from around the world and today we’re announcing major updates to both the Maps and the Bing Maps Preview…
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Words, Words, Words: Microsoft at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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When spellcheck first became popular, there was somewhat of an elegiacal interlocutory fracas by those who practiced the antediluvian deification of autochthonous language and viewed a deteriorating emphasis on canonical spelling as an almost sacrilegious demarche against the euonym and akin to vivisepulture. After all, who would need to learn how to spell when computers could not only recognize the mistakes but suggest corrections? Might one day all languages simply…
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Bing Adds More Entities: Food & Drugs

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Recently, we highlighted work we are doing to enrich our knowledge repository with the addition of 150 million doctors, lawyers and professionals to Snapshot on the Bing results page. Today we are taking it a step further with the addition of glance-able information on food and drugs. Drugs Who discovered aspirin? What are the risks associated with aspirin? What is the chemical formula? Now in a quick search you can…
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This Week at Bing: May 9th

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Customize Bing Desktop with Your Favorite Bing Homepage Image Bing Desktop brings together the beauty of Bing’s daily homepage images with quick and convenient ways to search from your desktop. Over 10 million people have installed Bing Desktop worldwide, and based on your feedback, we’re constantly looking for ways to make the experience more useful and convenient. To that end this week, we rolled out an update that makes it…
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