Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Two and a half months ago, at the Microsoft //Build/ Conference, the Bing Maps team announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 web control. Since then, the team has been working hard fixing bugs, adding new features and support for mobile, and making the Bing Maps V8 control stable and ready for production. Today we are happy to announce that Bing Maps V8 control has graduated from preview and is ready for use in production applications.
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Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Draft

Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Draft

Bing Predicts returns to estimate where the best amateur basketball players will call home next season. Three of the largest market teams, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Boston, won the drawing for the top-three lottery slots for 2016. And each is rewarded with strong amateur talent to draw from, as we describe below.
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Making Image Graph Richer

Making Image Graph Richer

Over the past few months Bing shopping and recipes experiences have benefited from multiple enhancements impacting visual richness and overall quality. In the last multimedia post (The Image Graph - Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search) we talked about how we construct the Image Graph offline powering the backend of our experiences.So let’s talk more about the online and front-end part of this equation—features we created...
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Bing Predicts: Election Primaries Recap

Bing Predicts: Election Primaries Recap

Bing Predicts kicked off the 2016 elections with the goal of providing user insight, starting with the primary season across all states and territories. Through all primaries, the model’s accuracy was 82 out of 98, or 84 percent. The following discussion analyzes more deeply how Bing Predicts did over the primary season. In addition to predicting a single winner for each state, Bing Predicts also estimated the delegate assignments and kept a...
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Bing helps publishers expand their reach

Bing helps publishers expand their reach

In the era of push notifications and shared posts, publishers face constant pressure to get their content discovered and in front of as many readers as possible. To support the publishing community in a way that delivers on our users’ needs, we are launching the Bing News PubHub, a portal that enables more publishers to submit their news websites. Verified publishers—big or small, international or local—will reach Bing users with...
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Warning! Bing now offers enhanced malware warnings!

Bing has refined the generic malware warning to specifically call out phishing threats, and sites that are (likely) safe to visit but link to malicious binaries. The webmaster dashboard is updated for these refined warnings, which includes the binary paths triggering the warning. Today, Chad Foster from the Bing Team will walk us through the changes.
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Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Finals

Bing Predicts: Pro Basketball Finals

While 28 of the 30 pro basketball teams are thinking about future draft needs and other off-season plans, the Golden State and Cleveland teams are thinking about tonight’s rematch and the set of games in the coming weeks that will determine this year’s champions. And just like the rest of the season, Bing is following right along with predictions for who will take home the trophy.
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Sitemaps – 4 Basics to Get You Started

Well managed sitemaps greatly increase Bing’s ability to locate, access and index all of the relevant URLs on your website. Today Fabrice Canel from the Bing Team will be talking about the best practices for managing your sitemaps. Cheers! - Avishek Mazumder, Program Manager II, Bing Webmaster Tools
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Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Last month we announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 Web control. This new HTML5 power map control brings a lot of performance improvements and many new features. Today we would like to highlight the new Clustering module and how it can be used to make your data easier to navigate.
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Bing Predicts: Off to the races with the Kentucky Derby

Bing Predicts: Off to the races with the Kentucky Derby

Today, we are launching a new Predicts experience for the upcoming spring trio of major horse races, starting with the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports Thoroughbred racing is an exciting–and difficult–sport to predict. For example, the collective wisdom of the crowd captured by the betting markets only managed to correctly predict the winner in 37 percent of all races in the past 10 years.
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