Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps WPF

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Earlier this year the Bing Maps WPF control was updated with a number of performance and bug fixes. Most notably, navigating the map using touch works much better in Windows 8 than it did before. This update also increases the number of supported cultures from 15 to 117 and aligns with the same cultures supported by the Bing Maps Windows Store SDK which are documented here. One new feature is…
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Bing announces availability of the knowledge and action graph API for developers

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Today, Bing is announcing that its knowledge and action graph will be available to developers via a new API. With this new API, developers can enhance their apps by exposing rich data from the Bing knowledge and action graph directly in their apps. Whether you have a messaging app or a music app, your users shouldn’t have to “go to search” to get information related to what they’re doing in…
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Breaking news: Bing connects the dots to get behind the news

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Earlier this summer, we introduced new features to make it easier to discover, browse and watch news stories on the go. However, it’s often hard to make sense of what’s really going on with so many individual news stories to follow. Now, we’re making it easier to connect the dots between news stories so you get the bigger picture.   If you’re like many folks (the Bing team included!) who read…
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Bing predicts what’s top of mind this back-to-school season

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It’s August, which means parents and students are starting to think about the start of a new school year. The return to the classroom brings a mix of excitement and nervousness. To better understand what is top-of-mind for parents preparing for the 2015-`16 school year, with the goal of helping users find valuable resources, Bing tapped into its rich search data and predictions algorithms. The Bing predictions technology compiled a…
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Bing to warn customers about the threats of fake online pharmacies

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Picture Fred, a 60-year-old man who has a few medical conditions. One of his prescriptions has run out but instead of visiting his regular doctor for a renewal, he decides to search the web where he finds several online pharmacies. One of these makes available a new drug, which is said to work better than his current prescription, and it is cheaper. He buys it. All is well until Fred starts…
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Thank you Bing users, we are listening to you

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Back in March we launched a new site called Bing Listens. The site gives our customers a direct line of communication to the team developing Bing features. Bing Listens is a place to contribute your thoughts on how to make Bing better, vote on the ideas you like best, and share the cool and unique ways you use Bing. Our team actively reviews the ideas and responds to them every…
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Predicts takes a world tour of summer sporting events

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The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada was a rousing success for the United States as the team defeated Japan with a 5-2 rout.  Bing Predicts completed the knockout rounds with 75 percent accuracy, notably picking England to beat both host Canada as well as Norway in the first two rounds and US over Japan in the final.  In the preliminary rounds, Bing Predicts correctly projected all six group…
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Announcing the Integration of Bing Maps for Enterprise and a Special Offer for Esri Customers

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We are excited to announce that Bing Maps for Enterprise is coming to Esri platform in the coming months. And to celebrate this, we will be providing Esri customers with a special, limited time offer of 180 days of free usage and up to 250,000 transactions using Bing Maps for Enterprise. With Bing Maps integrated into Esri platform, customers will be able to experience and enjoy the many benefits of Bing…
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Find stops along your route using Bing Maps Preview

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I’m Chelsea from the Bing Maps team. Today, I want to share more details about one of the new features in the Bing Maps Preview called “along the route.” Our feature lets you find places along your current route, such as gas stations, coffee shops, hotels, and more. We built this feature after hearing many customers complain about not knowing where to find interesting and convenient places that are not…
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Define your places in the new Bing Maps

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The new Bing Maps Preview added many new features to help you plan your next outing. One of them is to make your map more personal to you. We learned from our customers that they want to be able to save the most-visited, most-loved destinations and trip inspiring spots on any devices, and have quick access to them later when planning a trip. In the new Bing Maps, we made My Places more relevant…
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