Search Faster on the Latest iPhone with Bing

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Today, Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of the iPhone. Underscoring Bing’s increasingly important role as a service layer across Microsoft and beyond, we’re excited to support the release as Bing will be powering the new integrated web search in iOS Spotlight. When you search on your iPhone or iPad, alongside the contents of your phone Bing will provide web search links so you can find information even faster. Bing was…
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‘Bing Predicts’ Forecasts the Scottish Independence Referendum in UK Test

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The Bing Prediction engine has been busy churning out predictions for users in the US in Bing and Cortana, providing projections for reality TV shows, the NBA amateur draft, and most recently, the World Cup. For the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Scottish Referendum vote, we are Beta testing the Bing Predicts model here in the UK to leverage our algorithms against web/social data in the UK and Scotland to bring projections ahead of…
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Going Head-to-Head – And Why Online Searching Has Changed Forever

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We all like a good head-to-head challenge: Blur v Oasis, TOWIE v Made in Chelsea, Jay Z v Kanye, Rocky v Apollo Creed… Even better when it’s difficult to make a call on who’ll come out on top – although that’s often ‘cos we don’t actually know how the rivals have been faring in the run-up to the challenge. Which is why we are really rather delighted to announce that…
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New Bing Apps are Here and 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 personalised content to roam across all your Windows devices. We’re also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and Health…
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"Thank You for Your Cooperation": Robocop and the Future of Search

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“Thank You for Your Cooperation”: Robocop and the Future of Search One of the great things about technology – search in particular – is the chance to constantly explore where the world is headed. Parsing through current trends and dreaming up innovations that will be coming to light in the coming years can seem a lot like science fiction. So it was a natural fit when Sony Pictures asked us…
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Bing dedicates homepage to Shooting Star and CHASE

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Continuing with our Help Your Britain campaign, today marks the 14th user-nominated charity to be showcased on Bing. There are more than 187,000 registered charities across Great Britain with a story to be told, many of whom will never be heard due to the lack of resources at their disposal. We’re shining the spotlight on these unsung British heroes as part of our long-term Help Your Britain Campaign. For more…
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Top Bing UK Searches for 2013

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What did the UK search for in 2013? Based on the aggregation of millions of search queries, we are unveiling the top search trends in the UK for 2013. Here’s what we found: Most Searched Person of the Year Battle of the power women – Beyonce beats Kate Middleton to the top spot for the most-searched for woman on Bing this year Justin Bieber is the UK’s most searched for…
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“Xbox, Bing – Deliver Me a Whole New Way to Search”

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When we watched Star Trek decades ago, the idea of talking to a computer seemed like pure science fiction.  Fast forward to the present and your voice has replaced the remote control for your living room with Xbox One, an all-in-one games and entertainment system with sophisticated voice navigation and natural language voice powered by Bing and Kinect.  In addition to combining games, music, movies, and live TV into one…
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New Music Video Search Arrives

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As Bob Marley once said “one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” It is in that spirit that we are releasing a new way to explore, discover and browse music videos on Bing. Built from the ground up to make it easier for you to access the best music videos available on the web, our new music video experience was designed with music lovers…
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Search Has Changed

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Ten years ago, you basically had one choice for search: Google. They were simply light years ahead. But that was ten years ago and search has evolved. Search has moved from simply finding general information on the web to a contextual, rich experience. And just as the nature of search has changed, so have the providers. While many people still use Google, for many, it is simply a habit: Google…
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