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  • Blog Post: Bringing a Bit of Twitter to Bing

    There has been much discussion of real-time search and the premium on immediacy of data that has been created primarily by Twitter. We’ve been watching this phenomenon with great interest, and listening carefully to what consumers really want in this space. Today we’re unveiling an initial...
  • Blog Post: Tweet your favorite thing about Bing to win a new Windows Phone!

    Last month, we finally got our hands on the elegant, intuitive Windows Phone 7. The experience spans the common things we all need to get done every day. Not surprisingly, what excites us most is what the team has done with Bing on Windows Phone 7. Now we want to hear from you! Tweet what...
  • Blog Post: BingTweets Debuts

    As part of our ongoing efforts to explore options in real-time search, we’ve partnered with Federated Media and Twitter to create BingTweets which fuses Bing search results and real time content from Twitter in an interesting new interface. How does partnering with Twitter make Bing a more effective...
  • Blog Post: Last day to “Rate” Our School Needs entries!

    We've received over 700 incredible entries to the Our School Needs contest - now is your last chance for you to "rate" them, and help us choose which schools will move on to the semi-finals. What are "ratings"? Beside each submission, you've probably noticed the little...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Bing’s Million Dollar Giving Challenge

    In the spirit of the holiday season, Bing and partner Donorschoose.org are offering a singular challenge to America: help us help schools. Bing will donate $1,000,000 to schools through the Bing Million Dollar Giving Challenge. The goal is simple: help us raise $1,000,000 for U.S. public schools by...
  • Blog Post: Building a Better Speller: Bing and Microsoft Research Offer Prizes for Best Search Engine Spelling Alteration Services

    When you type a word or phrase into a search engine, there are a number of things that could go wrong. You might not know how a term is spelled or, in your rush to jump to the results, you could transpose or otherwise mistype some characters. Spelling alteration is a popular search technique used to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Bing Team Recruiting Event In Dublin, Ireland May 2012

    Want to change the world? Want to make the Web a better place? Microsoft Bing is hiring the next innovator! We are heading to Dublin, Ireland to interview the best engineers from all over Europe for this quest! Will you be the LUCKY one? Have you ever considered relocating to the U...
  • Blog Post: College Students AND Those Who Just Graduated Here Are Some Twittering Tips When Seeking A Job - Kay

    Ok, so you’re a student in a college or you have just graduated and through your conversations with recruiters, friends and colleagues, you’ve created a Twitter account like everybody else in these social networking worlds. However, Twitter is so much different than Facebook and LinkedIn...
  • Blog Post: Mobile: The Next Recruiting Revolution for 2011 - By Kay

    Our world of sourcing/researching/recruiting is much more complicated these days than it used to be. As staffing consultants, you can’t just post an opportunity on job boards and wait for candidates to come – although some “old-schoolers” still do! (you know who you are) As technologies...
  • Blog Post: Management Excellence - by Eugenia Sawa

    As we head into the NBA Finals, my mind turns to Erik Spoelstra and the unique situation he is in. With the finals starting tonight, I think about how Erik Spoelstra’s role as head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of very strong individual players each with their own strengths translates to the...
  • Blog Post: What's it like to be on a career quest in IT? Check out our web-based reality show.

    Microsoft is using social media as foundation for a web-based reality show following the career quests of nine participants. You can follow their exploits online (e.g., at work when the boss isn't looking), no television required. The Career Factor website went live last week, but the nine participants...
  • Blog Post: Meet Andrea -A Software Engineer for Bing's Index Server Team - By Amanda Papp

    My name is Andrea and I'm a software developer on the Bing Index Server team. We own the platform that responds to searches on Bing. It's our job to make as much of the web available as possible to people searching on Bing, makes those searches fast and reliable, and support a platform that supports...
  • Blog Post: If A Link Is On Your Resume, Employers Will Click On It - Kay

    Hiring managers as well as Recruiters will almost always click on the provided links to look at your web site if it's listed. We will would try to find out as much about the candidate as we can, including looking up the person online. Even if it's not on your resume, if your blog, or profile contains...
  • Blog Post: Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You - by Andrea LaCoy

    I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change...
  • Blog Post: Meet Brian - Group Manager in the Global Network Svsc team

    My name is Brian, I am a Group Manager for the Shared Platform Services group of the Global Networking Services team (GNS) which is a part of our Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization. My team ensures that our shared infrastructure is operating within acceptable levels, such as active directory...
  • Blog Post: Want to Change the World? Want to Make the Web a Better Place? by Kay Kelison

    Microsoft Bing is hiring the next innovator! We are heading to Dublin, Ireland to interview the best engineers from all over Europe for this quest! Will you be the LUCKY one? Have you ever considered relocating to the U.S.? Have you ever dreamed about completely revolutionizing the way the world interacts...
  • Blog Post: “How I Made A Hire Through #BINGJOBSLIVE Twitter-Chat” By Barna Chatterjee

    It all started with the Twitter-Chat session on Friday, March 30, 2012. OSD Staffing’s team hosted its first #BINGJOBSLIVE “Twitter-Chat.” We wanted to promote #Bing as an employer of choice and increase the number of @BingJobs followers on Twitter. Along the way, we wanted to promote...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Best Presents at NANOG55 Event - by Petr Lapukhov

    North American Network Operator Group, or NANOG , is an open forum bringing together network engineers from the US/Canada’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and enterprises. The main goals of NANOG meetings are exchanging ideas, presenting designs, giving tutorials, learning new things...
  • Blog Post: Scouting For Talent - by Brian Christensen

    Working as a Staffing Consultant within Online Services Division here at Microsoft, I am constantly reminded that my job has a lot of similar aspects to sports and trying to put together a team that is set up to win. While watching the NBA Eastern Conference Finals this past weekend, I noticed the intricacies...
  • Blog Post: Meet Shubha, Senior Development Lead in Bing Social, Silicon Valley

    I work in the Bing Social team which powers Bing’s social search engine. Every day millions of users share ideas, observations, photos and interesting articles on micro-blogging and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Due to the decentralized and instantaneous nature of publishing...
  • Blog Post: Challenges of Testing Data - Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

    Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team. Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code...
  • Blog Post: Twitter and Bing

    At Bing, we believe that for every search there is somebody out there who can help. That’s why we have been teaming up with Twitter for a few years to surface public tweets from people who may have something to contribute to what you’re trying to get done with Bing. Whether it’s...