Spread the love this Valentine’s Day!

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day!

You may know that Microsoft Rewards lets you earn points just by searching with Bing or shopping with Microsoft and redeem those points towards gift cards and other items, but did you know that you can also use these points to donate to nonprofits? Here at Bing, we wanted to invite you this Valentine’s Day to share your affection not only with your loved ones, but also with causes close to your heart.
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Mind your Margins!

Mind your Margins!

The search box is the most important piece of UX on our page. It won’t be an overstatement to say that the search box is the most important piece of UX on any search engine. No change to the UX is too trivial, no change passes through un-verified. During one such exercise we noticed that some of our customers were having a sub-optimal experience with our search box. Some of their clicks were being ignored by the search box.  As we...
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HO HO HO! Microsoft and Bing Maps help NORAD track Santa!

HO HO HO! Microsoft and Bing Maps help NORAD track Santa!

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is preparing for their annual tradition of tracking Santa around the globe. As NORAD conducts its primary mission of defending Canadian and United States airspace, they take on the supplementary mission of tracking Santa's journey for the holidays
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Announcing future user-agents for Bingbot

Announcing future user-agents for Bingbot

Bing is adopting Microsoft Edge as the engine to run JavaScript and render web pages. In the coming months, we will switch to Microsoft Edge for all sites with the new user agents shared in this post.
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Routing made easier with traffic camera images and more

Routing made easier with traffic camera images and more

After launching traffic camera imagery on Bing Maps in April, we have seen a lot of interest in this new feature. Based on the popularity of this feature, the Bing Maps Routing and Traffic team has made some further improvements to this routing experience.
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Soundscape app delivers the world in 3D sound with Bing Maps

Soundscape app delivers the world in 3D sound with Bing Maps

Imagine being able to navigate through your neighborhood using your hearing alone. With the help of Bing Maps Local Search and Location Recognition APIs, Microsoft Soundscape helps the blind and low vision explore the world around them using a map delivered in 3D sound.
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