Bing Predicts Grammy and British Academy Film Awards Winners

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A month into the new year means we’re already a month into award season. If you’ve been following along, last month the Bing Predicts team kicked things off with nominees and predictions for the Golden Globe® Awards, accurately predicting the winners of several categories, including Best Motion Picture – Comedy, Best Actress and Actor for a Drama, and Best Animated Film. Also in January, we shared the list of winners…

Bing Predicts the Australian Open

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The first major tennis tournament of 2016, the Australian Open, is underway in Melbourne and Bing is predicting the winners of every match in the Men’s and Women’s Singles events. Bing uses its unique algorithm to draw upon a variety of data sources, from previous match statistics to audience sentiment across social media, to deliver match to match predictions through to the finals on Sunday, 31 January. Search “Australian Open” to…

Bing Predicts Golden Globe Winners

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Award season kicks into high gear Sunday, January 10th, when the Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, recognises some of the best film and television of 2015. In addition to providing an easy-to-navigate carousel of nominees plus the ability to watch trailers and view images of celebrities, Bing has predicted who will take home the Golden Globe® for each film category. Here’s the Bing Predicts forecast of 2016 Golden Globe winners:…

Bing reveals the UK’s top searches of 2015

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Bing reveals the UK’s top searches of 2015

The biggest moments from current affairs, film, celebrity, music, and sport all charted through search – #MySearchYear In a year that has seen political change, tragic world events plus big films, sports events, and out-of-this-world space discoveries; Bing reveals the UK’s top searches of 2015. Making the news Politics ruled the nation’s searches in 2015, with the general election and tightly-fought Labour leadership contest taking the first and second spots on…

We listened and your top suggestions are now live in the Bing Maps Preview!

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Since we shared the Bing Maps Preview* in July, you’ve given us more than 46,000 suggestions and pieces of feedback! Thank you. The team is passionate about the new experience and it means a lot to have so many of you taking the time to share your thoughts. As we sifted through the feedback, a number of common suggestions bubbled up to the top of the list: People loved the…

Cortana now uses Bing to predict who will win Barclays Premier League matches

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You’ll remember back in November we announced that Bing Predicts – our prediction engine using data analysis and machine-learning to predict the outcomes of events – was now predicting Premier League matches. Well now all Windows Phone 8.1 users with Cortana can now simply ask their very own personal assistant who will win. At the touch of a button just ask Cortana “who will win between and <team name> and…

‘Bing Get Me There’ London travel app to be discontinued

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The UK team at Bing is today discontinuing the ‘Bing Get Me There’ London travel app for Windows Phone and iPhone users. With the advent of Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1, accessing maps and directions for travel has never been easier. Cortana, powered by Bing, is the perfect alternative for Windows Phone users. Simply ask Cortana about your journey and set public transport as your preference in the settings area.…

Bing Predicts: the Premier League

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Following on from our success predicting 15 of 16 knockout rounds correctly for the World Cup, Bing Predicts is now going to use its data modelling to predict matches in the English Premier League. This is our second foray into UK predictions after our success with the Scottish Referendum. We have seen strong results for our predictions for the NFL in the US and so we wanted to bring our predicting…

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…