Bing at Build 2014: More Personal, Intelligent and Helpful

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For Bing, the future of search is not about more search boxes – it’s about building a platform that enables applications and devices to empower people with knowledge and help them do more – not just search more. Today, we showcased work we did to enable Cortana on Windows Phone. By building a new set of Bing-powered services, we enabled a new experience that is more personal, intelligent and helpful.…

Making Search More Personal

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The world is a chaotic place. From the billions of Facebook updates made each day to the constant tick of stock quotes for the 3,571 companies listed on NASDAQ, there are trillions of pieces of information about the real world swirling out there every day. While there are plenty of apps and services that can help us manage what’s happening, we’re often left feeling buried by the weight of it…

New Bing Apps Arrive for Windows Phone, Ready to Roam

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At Microsoft, we’ve been hard at work updating our Bing apps as well as bringing a new set of apps to Windows Phone. Today, we’re releasing a comprehensive update to our Bing apps with fresh features and the ability for your personalized content to roam across all your Windows 8.1 devices. We’re also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and…

Bing Rewards is Going Mobile

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Bing Rewards was designed to help you discover ways Bing can help you do the things that are most important to you. It allows us to recognize and appreciate our most consistent, loyal users with additional perks as a way of saying thanks for choosing Bing. You can earn credits by searching every day and then redeem them for great rewards including gift cards from top brands such as Amazon.com,…

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…

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…

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…

@Bing “Decide Your Local Hotspot” and Win a Windows Phone

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With the “Mango” update for Windows Phone starting to roll out this week, we thought it would be timely to give five lucky people a brand new Samsung Focus running Windows Phone 7 to celebrate. Today (September 29th), we will be tweeting simple questions from the @Bing Twitter handle asking you to decide which local hotspot is your favorite. Let us know a favorite restaurant, watering hole or music venue…

Introducing the “We’re In” app from Bing

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Today we’re happy to announce the release of the “We’re In” app for Windows Phone.  We’re In makes organizing get- together’s, carpooling and trying to find people in a crowd a breeze. Any time you want to see where your friends are—We’re In can help you. It’s simple, invite your friends, and when they join, they’ll see your location and you’ll see theirs. When the invite expires, so does the…

Coming to a Windows Phone Near You: Mango

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Coming To a Windows Phone Near You: Mango The Windows Phone team officially unveiled their next major release, codenamed Mango, today. Over here at Bing we are just as excited as they are about the great new features this release includes but naturally, the expanded Bing features are what really get us pumped up, so let’s start there. Some of our favorite new Bing features include: Bing vision and music…