Did You Catch the Amazing Race Last Night?

Did You Catch the Amazing Race Last Night?

That’s right! Last night on the season premiere of the Amazing Race, Bing Maps was there! Using the visual experience engine from Microsoft which powered the WordWide Telescope (WWT) and Bing Maps, viewers could visualize the contestants’ route.
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Looking to Throw the Perfect Football Tailgate? Join Experts from Bing and Tailgater Monthly Magazine for Tips and Tricks

Football is in the air! Burgers versus brats; team jersey versus body paint; pregame barbeque or post game party — all important game-day decisions for football fans and tailgaters this time of year. To help inform your tailgating decisions, we are teaming with Tailgater Monthly Magazine so they can share their tips with you. Join us Wednesday, September 28 from 12-1 PM Pacific/3-4 PM Eastern, for a one-hour Twitter event discussing...
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Deluged by Daily Deals? Browse Over 200k Offers with Bing Deals

Despite lots of recent news coverage about the death of daily deal sites, people still love a great deal. The number of daily deal sites may be narrowing, but there are still over 300 sites to choose from and consumer interest shows no signs of slowing down. Comscore data reveals the deals audience grew by 24 percent in the past year, and according to a recent Bing/Impulse survey, 61% of people have increased their use of daily deals in the last...
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Something New on the Homepage!

Here at the Bing homepage team, we’re always looking for ways to bring you a little something special. Today we’re really excited to announce the first ever video homepage. If you have an HTML-5 enabled browser, you now get all the beauty and intrigue of the Bing homepage with a little breath of life added. Users without a modern browser will continue to see the gorgeous still photography that we’re known for. Not getting the...
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Updates to Bing Maps: REST API, Web Control and Account Center

Updates to Bing Maps: REST API, Web Control and Account Center

Today we are announcing the release of several updates and new features in the Bing Maps REST web service, Bing Maps AJAX Control version 7, and the Bing Maps Account Center. Bing Maps REST Web Services  Support for Multiple Image Formats Previously a request for static images through the Imagery-API would have always returned results in the PNG-format. With the new release you have now the choice between PNG, JPG and GIF. While PNG...
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Celebrate Bing Reward’s 1st Birthday with a Special Member Giveaway

A year ago, we launched Bing Rewards Preview as a way to help you get the most out of your Bing experience. With Bing Rewards Preview, you have the opportunity to earn credits redeemable for great rewards just by taking advantage of offers while searching, discovering, and exploring Bing. Over the past year, Bing Rewards Members have been among the first to hear about new Bing features while earning credits for rewards like gift cards for...
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Take Action on Bing

Helping you get things done faster is a big focus for us at Bing. Whether it’s checking the status of your flight, accessing your online banking account or booking a room at a hotel, we are constantly exploring ways to help you make faster decisions. One way we do this is with “deep links”. Historically, we have used “deep links” as a way to surface popular pages within a given site. For instance, the result for...
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Announcing the Winners of “Bing & Decide This Year’s VMAs”

Congratulations to the winners of the “Bing & Decide This Year’s VMAs” contest. On August 25, we asked you to decide who you expected to win the VMA Video of the Year. To enter, we asked you to tweet your reply to the @Bing handle and utilize the #bingVMAs hashtag. We are excited to report that the following 5 entrants were the lucky winners of the contest: @w33z, @chrissiemz, @laurenromer, @GreyCrow02, and @cutter0825. They...
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Bing Travel Forecast: Thanksgiving and Christmas Airfare and Hotel Prices Down In U.S.

  Ready or not, it’s time to start planning for the holidays. While we’re still basking in the glow of a glorious summer, holiday travel is just around the corner. To help, the Fareologists at Bing Travel have delved into their algorithmic crystal ball to issue a preliminary forecast for the 2011 holiday travel season. Travelers in the U.S. can expect holiday cheer this season as airfare and hotel prices are expected to drop...
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Meet Megan, Criminal Compliance Manager and GFS new hire!

I moved to the Bay Area from the Midwest after I graduated from college hoping to pursue a career in a more expanded job market. I have a degree in Business-Sociology from a small liberal arts college and I had originally planned on going into Human Resources. Shortly after I arrived in Silicon Valley my career path changed when I found a vendor position at Microsoft with the Global Criminal Compliance Team. Global Criminal Compliance is a team...
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