Hitting the stores or the all-you-can-eat buffet, Bing makes getting there easy

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Bing is there for the things that matter this holiday season, from making the dash to the sales where every second counts, to getting you to that cool place you just heard of for some downtime or dinner over the break. We’ve just released a simpler way to find more local information and directions. These new facts at the top of the search page aim to provide simple answers to…

Bing for Mobile Goes HTML5

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Today, we’re excited to announce the next step in the evolution of Bing for Mobile, with the release of the new Bing for Mobile app for iPhone and Android (coming soon to more devices). Today’s update uses HTML5 to blend the mobile browse experience with the app experience so you get a consistent and fast mobile search experience whether you’re using m.bing.com from your browser or the Bing app. Rather…

Windows Phone 7.5: Bing(o) on Mango

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  As the Windows Phone 7.5 update, code name “Mango,” rolls out to customers, we are excited to get our hands on what is an elegant, intuitive experience that places the user at the center of the experience. Not surprisingly, what excites us the most is what the team has done with Bing on the new Windows Phone experience. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some of our…

@Bing “Decide Your Local Hotspot” and Win a Windows Phone

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With the “Mango” update for Windows Phone starting to roll out this week, we thought it would be timely to give five lucky people a brand new Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7 to celebrate. Today (September 29th), we will be tweeting simple questions from the @Bing Twitter handle asking you to decide which local hotspot is your favorite. Let us know a favorite restaurant, watering hole or music venue…

Facebook Friends, Video and Movies Arrive on Bing for Mobile Browse

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  Today we’re taking the wraps off a new set of features that will enhance your Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com) experience. Now you can explore and watch the hottest videos, make faster decisions with the help of your Facebook friends and decide on the right movie for a night out: “Liked Results”: Through our exclusive partnership with Facebook, earlier this year we rolled out “Liked Results” to the web.…

Bing for Mobile Browse Gets More Social

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Today we unveiled an update to Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com), which includes a number of new features to help you make faster, more informed decisions while on the go. Today’s updates make it easier to share on Facebook, access news, see local listings and directions in one view, reference past searches and view trending topics.   Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features: Share on Facebook…

Coming to a Windows Phone Near You: Mango

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Coming To a Windows Phone Near You: Mango The Windows Phone team officially unveiled their next major release, codenamed Mango, today. Over here at Bing we are just as excited as they are about the great new features this release includes but naturally, the expanded Bing features are what really get us pumped up, so let’s start there. Some of our favorite new Bing features include: Bing vision and music…

Microsoft and RIM helping people make better decisions with Bing on BlackBerry

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Since we launched Bing, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for people to use the service from any device, anytime, so that they are never without access to Bing’s great decision tools. Today we joined with Research In Motion (RIM) in announcing some exciting news for our joint customers. This morning at RIM’s annual Blackberry World, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced on stage a new alliance between…

Bing Announces Winners of Angry Birds Sweepstakes

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Congratulations to the winners of the Angry Birds Sweepstakes! On April 6th, we offered @bing followers a chance to win an Angry Birds plush toy. To enter, they needed to tweet an answer to any of the four trivia questions related to our Angry Birds video series. In the videos, the evil green pigs use Bing for Mobile to help them plot to steal the eggs, while the Angry Birds…

Capture and Share Panoramas Anywhere You Go with the Photosynth App

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What does a beautiful mountain pass, your favorite coffee shop, and your blossoming backyard garden all have in common? They’re all places you would love to capture and share, but a single photograph just won’t do. Today, we’re introducing the official Photosynth app which lets you capture amazing panoramas of your favorite places to share with your friends and even the world with Bing Maps. (The app is currently available…