School Ratings Now Live in Bing

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A few weeks ago, we unveiled an easy way to access free online courses and books on Bing.  Today we’re expanding on that theme by showcasing school ratings, rankings and academic indicators directly in Snapshot.  Now when you search for a given school- from elementary to high school to higher ed – we showcase (where available) how they fare nationally, within the state and what their STEM rating might be.  We…

School’s Out – Learn Year Round with Bing

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Who says learning needs to stop when the school year ends?  Not us.  We are rolling out two great ways to help you keep your brain engaged regardless of what month it is. Now when you search Bing for subjects such as trigonometry or history we will showcase a list of popular, free online courses available on the Khan Academy site.   We’re also rolling out a new book finding feature…

Track the Winter Games with Bing

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On February 7th, the opening ceremonies kick off in Sochi, Russia. Whether you’re a fan of curling or figure skating, bobsled or biathlon, giant slalom or hockey, Nordic skiing or all of the above, we’ve got you covered. Bing is your one-stop shop for the most relevant and up-to-date information on the Winter Games. Let’s take a look. Event Schedule Curious to know when you’re favorite event is taking place?…

Expand Your Understanding with Bing

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At Bing we are committed to giving you the most relevant search results possible. In addition we also strive to provide direct information about the entities that you search for, e.g., people, places, and things, based on our understanding of those entities and their relationships stored in Bing’s knowledge repository called Satori. You can read more about how all this information comes together in our earlier blog here. As we…

Bing Autosuggest Expands

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Back in May we introduced People Autosuggest, a faster way to find the person you’re looking for directly within the search box. If you’re searching for a celebrity, politician, athlete or even a colleague with a publicly available LinkedIn profile, Bing provides a snapshot of information about that person below the search bar. For example, if you’re searching for Michelle Williams, we’ll ask you if you’re looking for the actress…

Understand Your World with Bing

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// At Bing we believe that search should be more than a collection of blue links pointing to pages around the web. We believe search should also be a reflection of the actual world which is why last June, we introduced a feature called Snapshot, which enables answers at a glance in the center column of the search results page. The result is a richer set of search results to…

Find Famous People and Places in a Snap

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In May, Bing launched a new three column look, which was designed to fundamentally change how you interact with search to help you do more. One of the key elements of the new search experience is the middle column, which we refer to as snapshot. With snapshot, Bing brings relevant information and services, such as maps and restaurant reviews and reservations, which are directly related to your search within the…

Do More with Snapshot

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about our new three-column design that focuses on bringing you information from the web to help you take action and interact with friends and experts without compromising the core search experience. We invited you to try the new sidebar feature and today we are releasing the entire experience including snapshot which allows you to take action and do more directly in Bing. Snapshot…

Introducing the New Bing: Spend Less Time Searching, More Time Doing

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In 2009, we launched Bing with a simple proposition: people should expect more from a search engine. Our aim has always been to help you do more with search, and over the past three years we have made exciting strides to realize that vision. Today we are taking a big step forward as we begin rolling out what is the most significant update to Bing since we launched three years…