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…

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…

"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…

New Bing Video Experience Lets You Browse the Best Video on the Web

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Today the completely re-imagined search experience for video on Bing has launched in the UK following its availability in the US since early September. Designed from the ground up, the new experience includes streamlined navigation showcasing larger and higher resolution previews so you can quickly browse, discover and view videos on the web. We know there is more than one great video service out there and that’s why we showcase…

Bing on iOS

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Bing is breaking out of the search box. This week we introduced a new, modern experience that reflects Bing’s increasingly important role as a service layer across Microsoft and beyond. With this redesign, people can now get things done faster, regardless of the device they are using. Continuing that trend, with the release of iOS 7 this week, you can now experience Bing search results in Siri. Bing search within…

Stepping Out of the Search Box

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Since the beginning of Bing, we’ve set out to do search differently. We felt that indexing information was important but we know magic doesn’t come from just giving a list of a zillion links. Magic comes from people being able to do things with the information they find and from empowering people to do what they need. Providing clarity and context for what matters. From searching for that perfect answer…

New this Week: Bing Image Vertical Refresh

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Those of you who enjoy using the Bing image search function will have noticed some changes this week to the way in which the service works. We’ve made a few changes that follow on from the refresh in June 2012 – the image search function now offers bigger thumbnails, related searches, and an exploration pane to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, fast.   Dense…

Help Your Britain – The Living Rainforest

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Continuing with our Help Your Britain campaign today marks the sixth user-nominated charity to be showcased on Bing. We’ll be showcasing the work of a small UK charity on the last Friday of each month enabling the cause to tell its own story. 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…

Ten SEO Tips for Success in 2012

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Today we are pleased to announce a guest blog from our friend and SEO specialist Sam Crocker discussing his top SEO tips for success in 2012. Bio: Sam Crocker is SEO Associate Director for OMD UK, where he looks after a number of enterprise level UK and pan-European SEO accounts. Start with the brilliant basicsKeyword researchWrite for people, not robots All niches are not created equal Linkbuilding Know and nail your target market Make…