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…

Bing Maps Preview Arrives on Windows 8.1

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A first step in introducing a new way to explore the world, the Bing Maps Preview app hits the Windows Store today. Built from the ground up for clarity, detail and scale, the app provides a seamless and dynamic way to experience mapping. To ensure we have the highest quality imagery possible, we’re showcasing a focused list of over 70 cities from around the world so you can get a…

Windows 8 App Refresh

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Back in October we launched six Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps and Travel to help you explore your world with a set of immersive vertical experiences.  The apps were designed from the ground up to embrace speed and touch providing you with a fast, fluid and consistent way to delve into your interests and get things done. Starting today we are rolling out a…

8 Ways to Search on Windows 8: The Maps App

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We’re back with an app that will be your go-to app when plotting your day The Maps app powered by Bing Maps. The Maps app makes it easy to find the places you’re looking for and helps you get there faster. Quickly pinpoint locations, get directions, see traffic conditions and more— all designed to be easily navigable with touch. Publish The first thing you’ll notice when you fire up the…

Bing Apps on Windows 8 Now Available Worldwide

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Windows 8 is here. Starting today people all over the world* can experience Bing in a brand new way. We’ve completely reimagined search for Windows 8, including the Bing app for web and image search and the new Bing apps designed specifically for Travel, Weather, Maps, News, Finance and Sports. // To mark the occasion, we released a 360° degree panorama on the Bing homepage. Those of you who have…

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…

Picture the Impossible (with RIT, Democrat and Chronicle and Bing)!

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What if, for a few months this fall, your town/neighborhood changed – became the site of three warring factions, each striving to gain eminence, each with people they are trying to protect? And even the newspaper was not immune to their petty rivalries and challenges? What if you were invited to join one of the factions, to match wits with others in a secret society as slowly, slowly streets you…

Search is a Love Problem

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I first had the idea for this post a few years ago, when Google’s April Fool’s Day prank was to define love as a search problem and talked about how Google Romance was going to find you the person of your dreams.   We wish! (Although, at one time it DID work for Rory). But anyway, it got me thinking about Search and Community, and now that I’ve been on…

Live Search for Mobile Launches at 3GSM

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Searching for Love? Or Just Love to Search? On the bus home from work, Jim realizes it’s Valentine’s Day and he hasn’t prepared any dinner plans with his wife Katie! Instead of panicking, he pulls out his Windows Mobile device and opens Live Search for mobile. He navigates the Categories list to Restaurants, then Ethnic Restaurants until he finds Italian Restaurants, Katie’s favorite food.       He scrolls through the…

Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! Unite to Support Sitemaps

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Today, we are excited to announce that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! are coming together in support of the SiteMaps protocol.  The goal of this effort is to improve search results for customers around the world.  This protocol enables site owners everywhere to tell search engines about the content on their site instead of having to rely  solely on crawl algorithms to find it. So, why are we excited to work…