It's time for a spring clean

The Ideal Home Show opens its doors once again this week to inspire the nation. Held annually at Earls Court, London, the exhibition attracts over 250,000 visitors each year. With home improvement, interior and design experts, the event really is the place to go, if you want to spruce up your home.  From a (How to…) theatre to an edible chocolate garden (yes, an edible chocolate garden!), this year’s...
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Happy St Patrick's Day!

It is of no great surprise that today we are featuring St Patrick’s Day on Bing, and why wouldn’t we? What other day of the year is synonymous with throwing parties, joining parades and enjoying a few pints of an unnamed but distinctively Irish beverage. But despite this obvious opportunity for a grand old knees up (as so delightfully demonstrated by the lovely Russian legs on the Bing homepage), what else do you actually know about...
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Spring fling shopping

 The birds are singing, the sun is shining and finally I can replace my winter woolies with a light-weight cardigan. I love the springtime because it gives me the chance to top up my old wardrobe with a brand new collection of must-have items. So what am I looking to purchase this month? A flirty, floral dress like this gorgeous girlie number by Laundry room. Prints were seen all over the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2010...
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Homer's Bing Odyseey

Hot on the heels of our TV campaign, we are sponsoring the Simpsons on channel4. We’ll be posting the clip on MSN Videos (see links below) soon so you can check there if you miss it on TV. Whilst searching (on Bing of course!) for great Simpsons quotes I found the following classic ditty: “Oh, so they have Internet on computers now”. I fear I may be related to him as my granny often comes out with...
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First Bing TV Ad Goes Live Tonight!

Hi all, We just wanted to share with you our exciting news! We are launching a fab new Bing TV campaign today in the UK. You’ve asked us when and how we are going to shout about Bing here in Blighty and voila! Today we start a three month campaign that  will include a mix of TV, rich media and online slots. The first of our three TV ads will air tonight (Wed 10 March) in the half-time ad break of the Manchester...
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How is your Sport Relief fundraising going?

As we mentioned last week, Bing has launched a brilliant campaign with Sport Relief – for every 10 searches you do in March, we give them 5p. Just download the counter at Givewithbing.com and see how much you can raise. Here in the Bing team we are, unsurprisingly, raising loads of cash!  To date, I have raised a huge £5.15 (I have been doing lots of searches to plan my Easter holiday!) which will already make a huge difference...
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Marcus on Instant Answers.

What is an Instant Answer, you ask? The clue is in the name – it is, quite literally, an instant answer to your search. For example, if you want to go to the cinema tonight, all you have to do is enter the name of the film and your postcode/area and Bing will show you a summary of where and when the film is on near you. We have literally hundreds of these Instant Answers – ranging from what the attractions in your local city (try ...
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Bing and give to Sport Relief now!

It’s been a super busy week for the Bing team as we have been working on getting a really exciting feature out for the UK market. We’re very proud to be teaming up with Sport Relief to help raise money for vulnerable and disadvantaged people both here in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries. Until the end of March, Bing will be counting searches to raise money for Sport Relief, because for every 10 qualifying...
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Olympic update - Check Her Out!

So you got hooked on the Olympics? Was it the cool homepage shot last week of Amy winning the Gold that reignited your patriotic flame? Use the button shown by the arrow below to see the past 7 days of cool homepages. Boy, this past week went FAST. However, with a new homepage every day my knowledge of winter sports has increased 1000X! And if you want a recap of the past week’s activities my colleague Mike sent...
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Go Go Team GB!

I just love the way the Bing Homepage is my daily reminder of what is going in the UK and indeed the world. I noticed this weekend that the Winter Olympics had kicked off. It is amazing to see the wide range of countries and sportspeople who participate in these grueling events. Now let’s be honest, the Winter Olympics doesn’t really get the same public support in the UK as for example the summer Olympics or the World Cup. In fact,...
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