Bing App for iPhone Refresh: Translate the Web and Enjoy the Beauty of the Bing Homepage

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A new version of the Bing app for iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store.   With this release, we were able to take advantage of the extensibility possible in iOS8 making it easier to extend the reach and functionality of Bing on iPhone. Let’s take a look at what’s new Translate the Web to Your Native Language from the Bing App or Safari Whether you’re traveling in a foreign…

Microsoft’s Bing Predicts engine correctly forecasts the Scottish Independence Referendum vote

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Big Data. We hear about it a lot these days. But what does it actually mean? And what does it actually do? Well, one way we are utilising the power of ‘big data’ (which effectively just means ‘data’, but lots and lots of it) at Microsoft is through our Bing Predicts engine. It’s an initiative that uses machine-learning models to analyse and detect patterns from a range of (big) data…

Beginning the Next Phase of Image Search

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At Bing, we’re constantly striving to make your search experience better.  In order to do this, we spend a lot of time examining what you’re trying to accomplish. When it comes to image search, we know that when you conduct a search you’re either looking for a specific image or you’re looking to browse and explore across a range of different topics.  We refer to these primary intents as hunting and exploring. Often…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

"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…

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…

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…