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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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…

Mall Maps and Map Search come to Bing for Mobile

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Today, we’re happy to announce that we have added mall maps and map search to Bing for Mobile Browse. You may recall that we initially announced mall maps for the desktop last December. Since then we’ve been listening to your feedback and have been hard at work growing our coverage. We’re excited to share that as of today, our collection of more than 400 shopping malls is available from m.bing.com…

Photosynth App Update and Best of Bing Maps Summer Xbox & Kinect Contest

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Capture the sights of summer and share them with friends using the updated Photosynth app, available in iTunes today (http://www.itunes.com/apps/photosynth )! We listened to the 3,500,000 people who downloaded the first version of the app and added some of the most requested features: email, simplified sharing, and exploration of great panoramas by other users. To celebrate the launch of these new features, we’re even awarding Xbox360 with Kinect prize packages…

Bing Maps Unveils Exclusive High Res Imagery with Global Ortho Project

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Today, we’re excited to share with our blog readers that the Bing Maps team has updated the Bing Maps World Tour application. The Tour now showcases 153 locations where Bing Maps features new outstanding high-resolution aerial imagery that is being captured and published as part of our Bing Maps Global Ortho imagery program. Using the application, you can view the new aerial imagery through an automated “slide show” mode or…