New Bing Apps are Here and Ready to Roam

At Microsoft, we've been hard at work updating our Bing apps as well as bringing a new set of apps to Windows Phone. Today, we're releasing a comprehensive update to our Bing apps with fresh features and the ability for your personalized content to roam across all your Windows devices. We're also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. First, let's start...
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"Thank You for Your Cooperation": Robocop and the Future of Search

One of the great things about technology – search in particular – is the chance to constantly explore where the world is headed. Parsing through current trends and dreaming up innovations that will be coming to light in the coming years can seem a lot like science fiction. So it was a natural fit when Sony Pictures asked us to come up with a concept for search in the not-too-distant future to showcase in the upcoming Robocop film...
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Bitcoin Conversion Now Live

For years, you have been able to convert currencies in Bing. Whether you're looking to compare dollars to pounds, euros to pesos or yuan to rupee, we've got over 50 currencies in our index that we'll display following a few quick keystrokes. As Bitcoin (the peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency) makes headlines and captures the world’s attention, we thought it was only natural to give you an easy way to track real...
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A Reporter’s Take on Bing

Are you curious about how Microsoft is differentiating our search experience with Bing? Check out this recent article from the Calgary Herald.
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SEO: Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results

  SEO (search engine optimization) has been around for a very long time. During that time, SEOs have found creative ways to move the needle, abused them, lost them to algo updates, found more and generally repeated the cycle 3 billion times. I've been on both sides of this, and made a decision about a year into running my first successful website: content would be the focus. Now, mind you, this was before "content was king" and...
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“Hello World!” Speech Input Arrives in Bing Translator App

The following was reposted from the Microsoft and Bing Translator Official Team Blog. Say “Hello World!” in multiple languages with the new speech-to-speech feature for the Bing Translator app for Windows. The recent release update for the Translator app for Windows now delivers the same speech-to-speech functionality that Bing Translator app for Windows Phone 8 users already love. Now users can leverage the power of speech-to-speech...
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The Most Popular Bing Homepages for 2013

At Bing, we are obsessed with great imagery. Our team pores over thousands of photos to deliver you that one special homepage image that showcases the world from a new perspective. From underwater mangroves to Himalayan mountain ranges, you were able to traverse the planet on the homepage in 2013. With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to end the year highlighting the top ten most popular homepages based on your interaction. 10...
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The New Photosynth

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we think some places are worth a thousand views. Whether it’s the approach of Mount Everest, the Elgin Marbles or the exquisite detail of the forest floor, we’ve all been to places that cry out to be explored. That’s why today we are pleased to release a preview of the new Photosynth, the next phase of our ground breaking experience that analyzes digital photographs to generate three...
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Canada’s Top Bing Searches for 2013

What did Canada search for in 2013? Based on the aggregation of millions of search queries, we are unveiling the top search trends of Canadians in 2013. Here’s what we found: Most Searched Person of the Year Twerking her way to the top: Miley Cyrus becomes the most searched person in Canada this year. Canada doubles down on the Kardashians in 2013. It appears Kim Kardashian isn’t enough and we welcome Kourtney Kardashian into the top...
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Deep Learning for Image Understanding in Bing

  A few months ago we provided a behind the scenes look into how Bing is improving image search quality. In this post we wanted to take the opportunity to further that discussion highlighting some recent outreach we did with researchers to explore new approaches to improving image search quality. My colleague Eason Wang will give you a closer look at how we are taking advantage of Deep Learning and entity understanding to deliver more...
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