Bing announces significant improvements to instant answer and news searches

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We have been working hard on improving Bing News and today we are proud to announce significant developments to our search algorithms, resulting in a much more relevant search experience, helping you find the information you’re looking for even easier and quicker than before.   Among the improvements, search results now pull in many more UK sources and are much fresher and diverse. In particular, the below search screenshot for…

Celebrate Oscar fever with Bing Visual Search

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Will it be True Grit or The King’s Speech for Best Picture? Will James Franco snatch the Best Actor gong from under the nose of our very own Colin Firth? While speculation grows around this weekend’s 83rd Academy Awards here at Bing we’ve created a Visual Search gallery to help you keep an eye on all the nominees. Within our Academy Awards gallery you can check out all the nominees…

Bing releases a raft of new visual search galleries in the UK

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The Bing team is pleased to announce the release of three new visual search galleries in the UK; ski resorts, popular cities, and US states.   Whether you want to book a last minute ski holiday or perhaps look at the world’s most popular cities, you can do this and more with our new travel visual search galleries. The new ski resorts gallery allows users to browse ski resorts around…

Guest Post: My Microsoft Life discusses Bing Visual Search

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In the first of a series of guest posts, Michael Gillett, Editor at My Microsoft life, shares his thoughts on Bing’s key features. His first post talks about Bing Visual Search. “I have been a Bing user since the search engine was rebranded and relaunched back in 2009 and I have grown to love some of the lesser known features that Bing offers. Visual Search is an excellent example of…

Three new Visual Search galleries released

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For last-minute Christmas shopping and New Year’s Eve party planning, three new Visual Search galleries for women’s dresses, women’s shoes and women’s underwear were released last night. The new additions join a plethora of galleries including women’s handbags, cocktails and celebrities. The new galleries features include:Women’s dressesChoose from over 800 dresses from over 140 designers. Sort by designer, colour, size, length, and whether a dress is on salehttp://www.bing.com/visualsearch?g=uk_womens_dresses&qpvt=Women’s+dresses&FORM=Z9GE57 Women’s shoesChoose…

A year in the life of Bing

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It’s been an incredible first year for Bing. During this time we’ve worked hard to make your online search experience a visually rich experience, rather than providing text heavy blue lines. Bing has led the way in offering image based searches with our Visual Search engine where users can do everything from finding out Prince William’s age to the world’s most remote beaches. The team are very proud of some…

Technology More Influential Than Fashion In Changing Perceptions Of Beauty

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Fashion and art have long been credited for leading the charge when it comes to our ideas about beauty. Yet, according to new research we conducted at Bing, 58 per cent of Brits feel it is technology that has most changed their perception of beauty over the last 10 years. This compares to 55 per cent of people who say fashion has, 26 per cent who say art has and…