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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Dhani Jones and Bing Travel - Inspiring Great Travel Decisions

Dhani Jones – NFL superstar, author of “The Sportsman: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey” and former host of the Travel Channel’s “Dhani Tackles the Globe” – is no stranger to planning the perfect vacation.  Dhani has pretty much seen it all when it comes to travel, and he recently partnered with Bing Travel to provide his tips, recommendations and personal stories on...
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Design Decisions Made Easy with Bing: Home by Novogratz Premieres Saturday, July 16th

If raising a family of 7 children weren’t enough, Cortney and Bob Novogratz also manage to deliver word class design to their clients by blending their unique eye for funky, downtown-chic with an unpretentious aesthetic sensibility. Tomorrow, the Novogratz’s will unveil their new HGTV show, “Home by Novogratz”, which will feature the couple as they turn everyday spaces into something extraordinary. Bob and Courtney use Bing...
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How’s the Weather? Introducing New Bing Weather Results

The fallback question when faced with a slow party conversation becomes a very important one when making travel plans. And, as is the case with all good questions, Bing has good answers! We recently refreshed the look and feel of our weather answer and added more resources to help you plan your weekend activities, know what to pack for your upcoming trip or pick your next vacation spot. Let’s say you’re planning to go to Las Vegas for...
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What's New in the Web Map Control

What's New in the Web Map Control

Today we are officially introducing three new modules and several new features for the Web map control.  The new modules add some very handy features, and they really show off the dynamic module loading capabilities of the by adding functionality when you need it, and getting out of the way when you don’t. 
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