Bing.com Gets More Personal

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At Build, we previewed Cortana powered by Bing which will ship with the upcoming release of Windows Phone 8.1. One of the things that makes Cortana so helpful is her ability to learn about your preferences and interests. As we talked about last week, it is the Bing platform that makes this possible, earned through years of experience doing web search. Starting today, we are unveiling a set of personalized…

By Popular Demand: Introducing Bing Homepage Daily Downloads

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Over the past few years, you’ve let us know that you like the iconic Bing Homepage. In fact, many of you like it so much you’ve asked for a simple way to download the daily image to your computer*. We heard you loud and clear. Today, we are pleased to introduce an easy way to download the Bing Homepage Image of the day. Now when you visit Bing you’ll see…

Our Favorite Features

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  This week we have been encouraging people to take another look at Bing. To help folks who may not have used us in a while find some of our favorite features, we’ve pulled together a quick list of some cool things you can do on Bing that you won’t find other places.     1) Bing Homepage: Daily Inspiration The Bing homepage includes a new beautiful image daily, information…

Something New on the Homepage!

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Here at the Bing homepage team, we’re always looking for ways to bring you a little something special. Today we’re really excited to announce the first ever video homepage. If you have an HTML-5 enabled browser, you now get all the beauty and intrigue of the Bing homepage with a little breath of life added. Users without a modern browser will continue to see the gorgeous still photography that we’re…

Best of Bing 5 is here!

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You asked for it. Here it is! Our latest Bing’s Best Windows 7 theme pack lets you visit the arctic, lounge on a tropical beach, or camp high among the tree tops—all without leaving your desk. The theme pack includes 18 wallpapers in all… here’s a sneak peak at a few of them: To download the full theme pack, go to Bing’s Best 5. If you missed the other Bing’s…

Bing and National Geographic bring world-class photos to you on Bing Homepage

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Some things just naturally go together: Fred and Ginger; Bogart and Bacall; peanut butter and jelly. Today, I’m incredibly pleased to announce another natural partnership: Bing and National Geographic. Several times each month we’ll feature some of the stunning photos from National Geographic photographers on www.bing.com. Be sure to look for the link to the story where the image originally appeared so that you can see even more of their…

Explore the Bing homepage

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Bing always strives to bring you more, and our homepage is no exception. We offer a new image every day to help you explore the world around you. The homepage loads in stages so that the image never gets in the way of your ability to search. Ever wanted to know more about the pictures? If you have a little time to spend and want to explore the day’s image,…

Windows Live Photo Contest and Bing

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Bing photo contests have been something that we have had in the past to showcase the photo talent of our Bing enthusiasts on the Bing Homepage. We are now excited to be partnering up with the Windows Live team on a photo contest of their own.  Last week they announced the release of the new Windows Live Essentials 2011 which includes Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Mesh and Family Safety.…

Earth Day Photo Contest Winners Visit and Win 7 Theme Pack

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The Earth Day Photo Contest didn’t end on April 22. Oh, no. Participants continued redeeming DonorsChoose.org codes to support public schools, we had a blast hosting the four division winners here in Redmond and because you asked, we created a Win 7 Theme Pack with all photos from the 12 finalists. We just got the numbers in and we’re thrilled to report that contest participants made donations totaling more than…

The Bing Student Earth Day Photo Contest Finalists

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We’re happy to announce the 12 finalists in our student Earth Day Photo Contest. Voting is officially open! We were really impressed with the almost 17,000 photos that were submitted across the four age groups. Narrowing it down to the top 3 from each age group was quite a challenge, but we think you’ll like what you see. You can view and vote on all 12 stunning Earth Day themed…