Congratulations Bing Rewards Sweepstakes Winners! 3 New Sweepstakes Kick Off

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Bing Rewards sweepstakes, pending official confirmation. The response we received was so overwhelming that we’ve just launched three new sweepstakes. Keep reading for details on how to enter, but first congratulations to our winners. Veronica S. of New Haven, Connecticut had her name drawn to win the Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect Bundle. She will be taking home the 4GB Console, the...
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Microsoft Advertising Will Be Hosting A Recruiting Trip To Russia / Microsoft Advertising будет проводить вербовку поездки в Россию

  Microsoft Advertising will be hosting a recruiting event in mid-October this year to recruit top talent from all over Russia and neighboring countries specifically focusing on Software Developers of all experience levels who are interested in relocating to the U.S. At this time, we are looking to hire engineers for the roles below. ALL roles require strong coding and development experience. Software Development Engineer (SDE) Software...
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Keyword research: a wise investment of time

Keyword research. It should be the beginning of every content-related project you work on.  From search to social and from paid search through building your website’s navigation, keyword research will provide insights that can set you up for success.  In this blog post we’ll examine why you should perform the research and what the data is telling you.  We’ll also look at one internal Microsoft tool, and help you...
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Schema.org workshop announced - Sept. 21, 2011

On June 2nd we announced a collaboration between Bing, Google and Yahoo to create and support a standard set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages. Although our companies compete in many ways, it was evident to us that collaboration in this space would be good for each search engine individually and for the industry as a whole. In the short time since the announcement we’ve received a lot of great feedback. We have participated...
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Get the Jump on Back to School Shopping Decisions with Bing

For kids, summer is in full swing. But for parents it’s time to start thinking about getting the kids ready to go back to school. Among the long list of to-dos, finding the best deals on back to school must-haves tops the list. According to a recent Bing survey, 52 percent of parents are more concerned about price than value, style, or brand when it comes to making back-to-school purchasing decisions and 87 percent check multiple stores and...
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Are you attending KDD2011 in San Diego, California in a few weeks? We are!

  Microsoft’s Bing and Advertising teams will be at KDD and we’d love to talk to you about a career in data mining or statistical analysis.  We are looking for people with skills in the following areas: Data Mining Statistics Machine Learning Data analysis of vary large real-world data Information retrieval Computational algorithms User segmentation modeling   We need people to work on a range of tasking including...
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Tweet and Win with Dhani Jones and Bing Travel

At 6 foot 1 and 240 pounds, Dhani Jones may look the part of a typical NFL linebacker but when he’s not on the field with the Cincinnati Bengals, he is folding that frame into an airplane seat. . As we wrote earlier this week, Dhani’s passion for exploring new countries has taken him to over 70 countries and was the premise behind his hit TV show “Dhani Tackles the Globe,” which ran for two seasons on the Travel Channel...
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Building a Better Speller

A few months ago, Bing and Microsoft Research (MSR) enlisted the help of researchers and students from around the world to take part in the Speller Challenge. The challenge aimed to tackle a familiar problem facing search engines- results based on a common misspelling or typo: This technique, called Spelling alteration, is the predominant way for search engines to translate typing errors, alternative spellings, and synonyms with the goal of...
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It’s Not Too Late to Book Great Summer Travel Deals: Summer Fareology Update from Bing

With the economy still sputtering, summer vacations are on the chopping block for many people this year. In fact, a recent consumer survey from Bing Travel (conducted by Impulse Research) found some interesting items about consumers’ current attitudes and behaviors on vacations and travel. 66 percent of Americans are more likely to actually choose their vacation destination based on deals and discounts.  30 percent of survey...
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