Following Tweets Along The Tour de France

 Exciting news of digitally showcasing the renowned Tour De France happening in real time this summer. Bing Maps and Team Radioshack are proudly teaming up to make social media a big part of this year’s Tour De France. If you are a Tour De France fan and love this event, you need to check this out. This summer, everyone will be able to get live tour updates via geo-tagged tweets straight from the course in France and around the world on...
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Mashable Adds Trending Topics with Bing Maps

Mashable just launched a new function of their web site highlighting Local Twitter Trends on a Bing Map. The application is intended to give devoted Mashable readers the sense of trending topics in selected areas around the world. Using a Bing Map gives immediate context for the respective markets and the top trending topics from Twitter for the respective market. Wondering what people are tweeting about in New York? Click the pin in New York and...
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Grad Students Create TaxiCity Game with Bing Maps

What happens when you mix Canadian Grad Students, Silverlight, Bing Maps and the perfect push up? Well, apparently, you get Taxi City. Taxi City is an online game powered by Silverlight and Bing Maps Platform for picking up and dropping off passengers in and around Vancouver, Canada. The game uses keyboard controls to navigate the streets and a Bing Map inset for viewing the actual road in Vancouver. It’s fricking hard, but fun! From the...
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Vancouver Applications Feature Bing Maps

All eyes will be watching Vancouver in the next couple weeks since the 2010 Winter Olympics roll into town. For those of you who won’t just be watching, but instead living the Olympics the Microsoft Canada Development Centre published a contest challenging developers to create interesting applications featuring the Bing Maps Platform and below are the resulting, quite helpful visitor applications. The Apps were developed by Developers at...
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Tracking Santa with Bing Maps in 2009

MSN and The Today Show (.com) have united forces to create this year’s Santa tracker with the Bing Maps Platform. This year’s effort allows you to follow Santa’s current location as well as where he’s been. Check Santa to see his current position. Check the presents to see where he’s been. Click on a gift on the map and you’ll see a popup with information about the location, when he was there and picture of...
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Bing Maps Platform in Flash/Flex/ActionScript

So, you’re stuck using ActionScript in Flex so you can produce Flash applications. You’re all excited about the Bing Maps Silverlight Control, but are getting some directive that requires you to use Flash; but, man, you really love Bing Maps. No problemo. The Bing Maps Platform team has partnered with AFComponents (AFC) to provide a Flash-based interface for building robust map applications. AFC has created a very robust SDK for...
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The Climate Mystery - A Bing Maps Game for Thanksgiving

For those of you who will be stuffing yourself full of tryptophan-laced turkey followed by a night of forced family interaction, I’ve got something for you. Instead of breaking out the Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit or Risk you can logon to The Climate Mystery game featuring Bing Maps. The impetus for the game was to build a website about global warming in time for the COP 15 Climate Summit in Copenhagen on December 7, 2009. Four...
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Vampires + Bing Maps + Silverlight = So Hot Right Now

With the impending release of the much anticipated teen vampire romance, Twilight: New Moon, the Bing team has put together The Virtual Twilight Tour, a blood-sucking fun application for you to view an exclusive Twilight video tour brings Forks, La Push, Port Angeles, and Volterra right to your computer so that you can see 16 of Twilight’s and New Moon’s most exciting locations, such as the Cullen house, Fork’s Police Station...
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Web Cast: Building Location-based Applications with Bing Maps for NAVTEQ’s LBS Challenge

Planning on entering NAVTEQ’s LBS Challenge? Planning on using Bing Maps? You should probably tune into my session to get the skinny on how the heck you’re going to do that. See my blog post, “Bing Maps Globally Sponsors NAVTEQ’s 2010 LBS Challenge.” Register for my web cast on the NAVTEQ’s Network for Developers Live Meeting site scheduled for next Tuesday, November 17 @ 9AM PST – write that...
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Picture the Impossible Uses Bing Maps for Maptitude Game

Picture the Impossible is a community-based game developed jointly by the Lab for Social Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. The game engages members of the community in exploration of the City of Rochester, and encourages both creativity and charitable giving in the community. Players participate in a range of activities, including casual web-based games, games that bring players out to...
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