A Breakout Year

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2013 was the year that Bing broke out of the search box. Over the past year, we worked deeply with teams across Microsoft to bring the capabilities of Bing to a host of products. Across Xbox, Windows Phone, Office and 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 services and devices. Because it’s…

Bing Apps Released for Windows Phone 8

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Back in October we launched a collection of Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Travel, and Maps. The apps provide you with gorgeous, comprehensive and customizable experiences powered by Bing that showcase world class content from leading outlets. Today we are bringing many of those experiences to Windows Phone 8 users around the world*. Let’s take a look at what’s included. Bing News –Want to keep tabs…

Bing on Windows Phone 8 gets new look, features

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Coming soon, Bing will roll out a set of global updates for Windows Phone 8 similar to recent upgrades we’ve made to Bing.com on Android and iOS.  With this release, we’re excited to provide people with more info they need on their mobile device, including additional instant answers and  Snapshot entity information.  Check out the guest blog post below from our Windows Phone counterparts to learn more. – The Bing…

Bing It On Holiday Search Challenge: Search, Compare & Win

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Starting today, we’re inviting people in the US to take a new holiday-themed Bing it On Challenge for a chance to win a ‘Microsoft Box of Awesome’ (Windows Phone 8, Xbox 360 with Kinect, Windows 8 device) or a chance at the grand prize:a $10,000 paid trip to any place in the U.S. Test it out by searching for your favorite holiday activities such as “how to make homemade eggnog” or…

Bing Translator App Now Available for Windows Phone 8

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Cross posted from Microsoft Translator Blog The free Bing Translator app for Windows Phone continues to be one of the most popular and best reviewed applications for the Windows Phone – surpassing a million downloads and garnering average ratings between 4 and 5 stars since release. Combining Augmented Reality Translation using your camera, speech & text translation, word-of-the-day live tiles and a travel optimized offline mode the app has received…

Bing on Windows Phone

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A few weeks ago, we took the wraps off of Bing on Windows Phone 8, designed from the ground up to keep you closer to what matters most by helping you search less and do more while you’re on the go. You can watch Stefan demo some of our favorite features in the following video: // Bing Explore: New to Windows Phone 8, you can now easily swipe the Bing…

Windows Phone 8 and Bing

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Today, we took the wraps off of Windows Phone 8 designed from the ground up to keep you closer to what matters most. You can read more about the release here. We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite features (some you’re probably familiar with and some are new or improved) that showcase how Bing helps you search less and do more, while you’re on the go. An experience…