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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Bing 2020 US Elections Experience (Beta)

Bing 2020 US Elections Experience (Beta)

Our goal with Bing is to provide quick and easy ways to find the information you need to make informed decisions from across sources and content. This election season we want to provide a single destination for the 2020 U.S. presidential race that delivers comprehensive information about candidates and issues. Today, we’re launching an expanded Bing elections experience in Beta. 
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Multi-granularity matching for Bing Image Search

Multi-granularity matching for Bing Image Search

Today we share more about continued evolution of Bing Image Search towards a more intelligent search engine through multi-granularity matches, improved understanding of user queries, images and webpages, as well as the relationships between them.
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Bing Maps helps Seeingit.com save users from FOMO

Bing Maps helps Seeingit.com save users from FOMO

Seeingit.com is an interactive, self-serve publishing website empowering locals, businesses, and event coordinators to share info about community events and fun things to see and do. With its location-based capabilities powered by the Bing Maps Platform, Seeingit.com saves users from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) with maps.
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Some Thoughts on Website Boundaries

Some Thoughts on Website Boundaries

In the coming weeks, we will update the Bing Webmaster Guidelines to make them clearer and more transparent to the SEO community. In the first article of this series, we are introducing a new penalty to address “inorganic site structure” violations.
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More Bird's Eye imagery has been released and static maps API support added!

More Bird's Eye imagery has been released and static maps API support added!

Since our blog post in July highlighting new Bird’s Eye imagery, we’ve released more of our high resolution oblique 45-degree angle aerial Bird’s Eye imagery and just want to make sure you’re aware of this continued imagery expansion. The recent release of new Bird’s Eye over the last few months represents approximately 50,000 square kilometers of new Bird’s Eye imagery spanning 70 cities in the United States.
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The new evergreen Bingbot simplifying SEO by leveraging Microsoft Edge

The new evergreen Bingbot simplifying SEO by leveraging Microsoft Edge

Bing is adopting Microsoft Edge as the Bing engine to run JavaScript and render web pages. Doing so will create less fragmentation of the web and ease Search Engines Optimization (SEO) for all web developers. Bingbot will be evergreen as we are committing to regularly update our web page rendering engine to the most recent stable version of Microsoft Edge.
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