Xbox, Bing – Deliver Me a Whole New Way to Search

  When we watched Star Trek decades ago, the idea of talking to a computer seemed like pure science fiction.  Fast forward to the present and your voice has replaced the remote control for your living room with Xbox One, an all-in-one games and entertainment system with sophisticated voice navigation and natural language voice powered by Bing and Kinect.  In addition to combining games, music, movies, and live TV into one amazing...
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Expert Advice from Tom Colicchio

One of the highlights of a cheerful holiday season is getting together with friends and family to enjoy an exceptional meal. After all, nothing brings us together quite like great food and drinks. Because we know planning and preparing excellent dishes can be a daunting task, we invited Top Chef Judge Tom Colicchio to sit down with us for a quick chat where he shares his take on holiday meal planning, technology and wholesome food. Q: If you...
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Bing Surfacing Hundreds of Apps on Windows Devices

There has been a bunch of chatter over the past few days about search allowing you to directly take an action using an application based on your query. That's great because a quarter of all apps are downloaded but never used again. The question we asked over a year ago is how we could use search and the sensors on your devices to figure out what application might be able to help you get something done, not just do more searches. With the...
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Unwrapping Windows 8.1: Bing Smart Search

  Over the past few years, we have been working hard to deliver the capabilities of Bing to products across Microsoft. Whether you're using Xbox, Windows Phone, Office or Windows 8, we've begun a journey to make it easier to find the stuff you are looking for and take action. With the worldwide availability of Windows 8.1, we're hitting another big milestone on that path. To mark the occasion, people using Windows 8.1 will see the...
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Unwrapping Windows 8.1: Bing Apps

Yesterday we launched Windows 8.1 to people around the world. With this release we are focused on delivering one experience across all the devices in your life. The centerpiece of which are the Microsoft services and apps that come right from (the) Start on your new Windows device. Today we're showcasing the work we've done with the eight Bing Apps for Windows to give you a great experience out of the box that fits the way you live. Bing...
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Bing Places is Now Available in Canada

Consumers are looking for local information. As a business owner, how do you earn not only the attention, but the business of today's digitally savvy consumers? At Bing, we are always looking for ways to simplify your experience of managing your business online, and help increase the discoverability of your business by millions of users.   The launch of Bing Places for Business in Canada is the first of many steps in our effort to...
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Bing Ads Holiday Trends and Insights: The Untapped Potential of Canadian Audiences

Due to the proximity of the United States, it's often difficult to get standalone Canadian data. Well, here are a couple points to compel you to tune up and expand your keywords this holiday season: Not only do Canadians devote more time to being online than anyone else in the world, but they spend $22 billion a year in retail e-commerce. In fact, just last December Canadians spent $2.8 billion via online shopping; up 26% from the previous...
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Bing Translator Helps Intel Show You the Future

As part of our continuing focus on innovation, we have been working on a series of projects with Intel Corporation under the umbrella of their ongoing commitment to the future of technology through the Tomorrow Project. The Tomorrow Project encompasses a breadth of activities, but key among them are essay and fiction writing contests where people from around the world can write their vision of future technology. To kick off the conversations...
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Bing on iOS: Bing-powered Siri results

Bing is breaking out of the search box. This week we introduced a new, modern experience that reflects Bing's increasingly important role as a service layer across Microsoft and beyond. With this redesign, people can now get things done faster, regardless of the device they are using. Continuing that trend, with the release of iOS 7 this week, you can now experience Bing search results in Siri . Bing search within Siri makes it easier than...
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Stepping Out of the Search Box

Since the beginning of Bing, we’ve set out to do search differently. We felt that indexing information was important but we know magic doesn’t come from just giving a list of a zillion links. Magic comes from people being able to do things with the information they find and from empowering people to do what they need. Providing clarity and context for what matters. From searching for that perfect answer or mapping the quickest route to...
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