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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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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Share the Likes: Celebrate Your Trusted Friends with Bing and Win

When it comes to making decisions, you’ve always trusted your friends to steer you in the right direction. Now we’re making it easy to bring your Facebook friends with you while you’re using Bing. Whether it’s helping you decide where to eat or what not to wear, your trusted friends are always there to help you out.  

Vote & Decide: Bing Joins with The Glee Project to Help You Discover the Next Star of “Glee”

40,000 people tried out for Oxygen’s upcoming series The Glee Project which gives contenders a shot at a multi-episode guest-starring role on the break-out smash Glee. The new series, which kicks off this Sunday, follows the remaining 12 contenders as they attempt to sing and dance their way to stardom. Weekly challenges will showcase the contenders singing, acting, dancing. But beyond just demonstrating their abilities, these contenders...
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Decision Point: Bing Tests IPv6 Beginning Today

As we announced in February, Bing and other major web sites are joining together to participate in World IPv6 Day, this Wednesday, June 8 2011. IPv6 connectivity will be operational beginning this evening at 5:00 p.m. PT and end tomorrow, June 8, at the same time. During this time, we will enable world-wide IPv6 connectivity to www.bing.com . Consumers with IPv6 Internet capabilities will automatically access Bing via IPv6. This necessitates both...
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Bing on Xbox: You are The Controller

The future living room does more than give you great entertainment; it helps you find what you’re looking for and helps you decide what to enjoy. It gives you simplicity, discovery and personal choice. Today at E3, we are excited to preview a new way for people to find movies, games, music and other entertainment: voice search with Bing on Xbox. Today’s announcement opens up your living room entertainment in the same way search engines...
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Introducing Schema.org: Bing, Google and Yahoo Unite to Build the Web of Objects

We’ve been talking for a while about the need to rethink the search experience to better reflect both the changing web and advancing user habits. One of the biggest challenges and opportunities we see is to literally create a high-definition proxy of the physical world inside of Bing. In other words, we want to be able to model the world in which we all live to the level that search can actually help you make decisions and get things done in...
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Coming to a Windows Phone Near You: Mango

Coming To a Windows Phone Near You: Mango The Windows Phone team officially unveiled their next major release, codenamed Mango, today. Over here at Bing we are just as excited as they are about the great new features this release includes but naturally, the expanded Bing features are what really get us pumped up, so let’s start there. Some of our favorite new Bing features include: Bing vision and music search for identifying and learning...
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The Hangover Part II with Bing: The Wolfpack is Back

  Last night, Bing was on the red carpet celebrating the premiere of The Hangover Part II at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Ross Mathews got the scoop from the “wolfpack” with questions provided by you on Facebook.com/Bing and Twitter ahead of the event. For those of you who weren’t able to catch the live stream we’ve pulled together interviews from the cast at www.binghangoverpart2.com Check out the...
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