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…

Making Smart Search Smarter

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Back in October, we rolled out Smart Search powered by Bing in Windows 8.1. It offers a new way to experience search. Built specifically for touch, Smart Search allows you to swipe or type from the start screen to find what you need – whether it’s a document on your PC, a photo album in the cloud, your favorite app, or a website. This week we’re rolling out a series…

Make 2014 the Healthiest Year Yet

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The New Year is here and it’s time to tackle your resolutions. 41 percent of people want to improve their health and lose weight in 2014, according to a recent survey from Bing and Impulse Research, and we’re seeing the same trends on Bing. In the days leading up to the New Year, “healthy recipes” searches spiked more than 45 percent. On New Year’s Day, searches for Weight Watchers spiked nearly…

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…

Bing Surfacing Hundreds of Apps on Windows Devices

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There has been a bunch of chatter over the past few days about search allowing you to directly take an action using an application based on your query. That’s great because a quarter of all apps are downloaded but never used again. The question we asked over a year ago is how we could use search and the sensors on your devices to figure out what application might be able…

New Bing Apps Arrive with Windows 8.1

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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. With the release of Windows 8.1 Preview,…

Better Search Arriving with Windows 8.1

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Over the past couple of years, we’ve been lucky enough to work with product teams across Microsoft to include the capabilities of Bing in some of our most exciting products. Whether Xbox, Windows Phone, Office or Windows 8, we’ve begun a journey to make it easier to find the stuff you are looking for and take action on your favorite Microsoft devices. Today we take another important step in that…