Adapting Search to You

Ambiguity is a tough problem for a search engine. You generally search with a clear intent in mind but, without context, the phrase you enter may have a very different meaning to someone else. For example, if you were to type “CSI” odds are you’re interested in the TV show. But, if you live in Twin Falls, you may, instead, be looking for the College of Southern Idaho. When we think about ambiguity at Bing, understanding what your...
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Gaurav Sareen: Development Manager for the Bing Search Platforms team

Gaurav Sareen is the Development Manager for the Search Platforms team. The mission of the Search Platforms team is to “accelerate the Bing team,” providing a platform for building the best in class search and directly focusing on the challenges around scale, performance, reliability and cost. Gaurav and his team works with all other teams in Bing, to provide the foundation for all the relevance and feature work.    ...
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CW’s Fall Line Up: TV to Bing About

Everyone at Bing is excited for the upcoming fall TV season and we’re especially excited about our partnership with the CW – “TV to Bing About”. We’re teaming up with the CW to provide a behind the scenes look this fall’s hottest shows including 90210, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries Supernatural, and Top Model, as well as the much buzzed about new series, Secret Circle, H8R, Hart of Dixie and Ringer with Sarah...
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Fall Fashion Decisions Just Got Easier with Bing & Fashion Blogger Jonathan Valdez of OrangeJuiceandBiscuits.com

This week is Fashion Week in New York City – a week where the hottest fashion designers get together to unveil their latest visions for the year. Because we know not everyone can make it to New York, we’re partnering with Jonathan Valdez, the creator of fashion, entertainment and events blog OrangeJuiceandBiscuits.com (OJ&B), to help give you some style tips and inspiration for this fall. Voted one of the “Top 5 Best...
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Facebook Friends, Video and Movies Arrive on Bing for Mobile Browse

  Today we’re taking the wraps off a new set of features that will enhance your Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com) experience. Now you can explore and watch the hottest videos, make faster decisions with the help of your Facebook friends and decide on the right movie for a night out: “Liked Results”: Through our exclusive partnership with Facebook, earlier this year we rolled out “Liked Results” to the web...
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Affordable Fall Weekend Getaways

By Andrew Hickey, www.thebrooklynnomad.com As summer comes to a close, it’s time to think about planning the perfect fall vacation. Typically, the months between the lazy days of summer and the holiday season are less popular with travelers, which means cheap deals may be found at many top destinations across the country. So whether you’re a leaf peeper in search of some autumn foliage or a serious beach bum who would like a few more...
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Calling Boston Startups: Bing Hosts Free “Findable and Fundable” Event with Venture Cafe

I actually grew up in the Boston area (go Red Sox!) so it’s with a collision of nostalgia and a sense of the future becoming reality I now embark on a project as part of the emerging Boston startup scene. Through the kind folks at NERD (don’t you love it when a sexy tech building has the right name?) in Cambridge, Mass. we were introduced to the Cambridge Innovation Center. The CIC folks led us to the amazing volunteers at the Venture...
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Pistachios, Türkiye and Travel

Pistachios, Türkiye and Travel

What do pistachios, Türkiye, and travel have in common? In a recent post on the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler blog, we learn that a city called Gaziantep located in southeastern Turkey is the self-proclaimed pistachio capital, and apparently a trip there is lovely and quite affordable. Want to find out more? Visit the Bing Maps site.
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New Module for Web Adds Support for Long Routes

New Module for Web Adds Support for Long Routes

Need to calculate routes with more than 25 waypoints when using our Web control? “King of Bing” Ricky Brundritt has created a module to do just that!  Check out his blog post for more information. Thanks Ricky, another great module for the web!  What module are you building? What would you like to build? Let us know!
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Link farms and Like farms – don’t be tempted

With our very busy lives, it’s easy to be tempted to engage in tactics that would seem to create efficiencies for us.  Signing up for, or paying for services which appear to take the pain out of critical tasks like managing your social program properly, or building links to your content may seem like a smart move, but be warned.  You may be setting yourself up to fail in the long run. What is a link farm? Simply put, a link farm is...
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