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

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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…

Explore movie locations with new Bing Maps imagery

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With the Oscars® coming up this Sunday, movies are on our minds. This month the Bing Maps team’s update on new aerial, 3D and Streetside imagery takes a look at locations from some of our favorite films. Be sure to check out all of the new imagery we’re publishing…READ MORE

It’s game time on Bing Maps

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University of Phoenix Stadium - 3D

Are you one of the lucky few to be heading to Phoenix for the Big Game? If so, we have some new Bing Maps that will help you navigate your way to, in and around University of Phoenix Stadium. Even if you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your living room or your favorite sports bar, these new map features give a preview of the venue before the game.…

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…

Elections 2014: Explore State Landmarks on Bing Maps with New Batch of Aerial and Streetside Imagery

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United States Capitol, Washington, DC

As we discussed last week, Bing has launched a new election experience at Bing.com/election that helps you get a 360-degree view – from local to national – into Elections 2014.  To coincide with the upcoming midterms, we have also released fresh and expanded aerial and Streetside imagery for over 20 cities across the United States.  As you embrace the democratic spirit, take a few minutes to explore our national landmarks and state capitols…

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…

Finding an Address for the Next Wave of Innovators

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In places like Johannesburg and Rio, millions of people live in shantytowns and favelas – homes that literally don’t show up on the map. Less than one percent of these major urban settlements have been mapped. While these people may not have formal addresses they are not sitting on the sidelines of technology. For instance, smartphone penetration in Brazil is estimated to be up 34% year over year. At Bing,…

Let The Games Begin

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  Looking to stay abreast of the Summer Games 2012? Bing has you covered! Start with the Bing homepage for daily highlights, news, events and more. Interested in stats and schedules? In a few keystrokes you can get the information you’re looking for directly in the Bing results page. For those lucky enough to be there in person, Bing Maps has detailed maps and fresh images of London’s iconic landmarks…

A New Look for Pushpins, Popups, and Transit

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  We’ve just rolled out some exciting new updates to www.bing.com/maps that make it easier for you to find information on the map, explore the layouts of over 850 venues, as well as get to where you’re going with public transit (or transport). Read on to learn more! Pushpin and Popup refresh The pushpin. It’s the most common element overlaid on a map. And today, it’s getting an update. In…

Lifelens to Bring Malaria Treatment to the Masses with Windows Phone and Bing Maps

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On Friday, four teams from around the world were informed that they had won a $75,000 grant to propel their Imagine Cup ideas and prototypes to the next level. One of the winners was Lifelens a distributed team that developed an innovative and cost effective way to identify malaria in patients living in remote and underserved areas. Lifelens is a point-of-care tool to diagnose malaria using an augmented Windows Phone…