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Search Blog — Nov 2009

  • November
    30

    Online holiday shopping for the Cyber Monday...

    I guess you might say I know a thing or two about bargain shopping. I’m good at it. So good, I bargain-shopped myself into a horrible mess—with a life-ruining load of credit-card debt to prove it! The experience of paying back every dime taught me a lot about myself. I need limits. I have to set a limit for how much I will spend for Christmas. And then I have to parent myself to make sure I stay within that set amount no matter what. I am not good in a mall. It’s not just the time it takes to get there and find a parking place—it’s the lines and the crowds and so many options that I can reach out and touch. I love the mall as a place to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. But to shop? Not me. I’ve found a better way. Online shopping is for me. I can get online any time day or night, I don’t have the drive, parking, pressures or tempting opportunities to careen off my shopping plan. Surprisingly, I am not impulsive when I shop online. I’m very cautious, taking all the time I need to think, drink coffee, compare, walk around, calculate and even change my mind. The big challenge with online shopping is payment. It’s... Read More I guess you might say I know a thing or two about bargain shopping. I’m good at it. So good, I bargain-shopped myself into a horrible mess—with a life-ruining load of credit-card debt to prove it! The experience of paying back every dime taught me a lot about myself. I need limits. I have to set a limit for how much I will spend for Christmas. And then I have to parent myself to make sure I stay within that set amount no matter what. I am not good in a mall. It’s not just the time it takes to get there and find a parking place—it’s the lines and the crowds and so many options that I can reach out and touch. I love the mall as a place to enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. But to shop? Not me. I’ve found a better way. Online shopping is for me. I can get online any time day or night, I don’t have the drive, parking, pressures or tempting opportunities to careen off my shopping plan. Surprisingly, I am not impulsive when I shop online. I’m very cautious, taking all the time I need to think, drink coffee, compare, walk around, calculate and even change my mind. The big challenge with online shopping is payment. It’s... Read More
  • November
    29

    Top Bing Searches in 2009

    Cue Music. Awwww, 2009. It was a year of UFO shaped dirigibles , mom jeans on pop stars, real housewives, a new president, and a new decision engine . Oh and there may have been something about Vampires too, we weren’t really paying attention. Yes, it was quite a year and what better way to reminisce then by taking a trip down memory lane with a look back at what topped the list of Bing searches. If you’re curious how we determined the top searches, we analyzed billions of search queries and developed the list based on searches made with Bing. Not surprisingly, we saw a lot of folks using Bing for quick access to favorite sites like Facebook, MSN, Youtube and Craigslist. We also saw a lot of more complex searches such as product related queries in which people used Bing to help decide what MP3 player to buy and travel searches to help find the best deals on a tropical vacation. And also not surprising were the headlines of the year. So without further ado, let’s do this. Top Bing Trending Topics: 1) Michael Jackson 2) Twitter 3) Swine Flu 4) Stock Market 5) Farrah Fawcett 6) Patrick Swayze 7) Cash for Clunkers 8) Jon and Kate Gosselin... Read More Cue Music. Awwww, 2009. It was a year of UFO shaped dirigibles , mom jeans on pop stars, real housewives, a new president, and a new decision engine . Oh and there may have been something about Vampires too, we weren’t really paying attention. Yes, it was quite a year and what better way to reminisce then by taking a trip down memory lane with a look back at what topped the list of Bing searches. If you’re curious how we determined the top searches, we analyzed billions of search queries and developed the list based on searches made with Bing. Not surprisingly, we saw a lot of folks using Bing for quick access to favorite sites like Facebook, MSN, Youtube and Craigslist. We also saw a lot of more complex searches such as product related queries in which people used Bing to help decide what MP3 player to buy and travel searches to help find the best deals on a tropical vacation. And also not surprising were the headlines of the year. So without further ado, let’s do this. Top Bing Trending Topics: 1) Michael Jackson 2) Twitter 3) Swine Flu 4) Stock Market 5) Farrah Fawcett 6) Patrick Swayze 7) Cash for Clunkers 8) Jon and Kate Gosselin... Read More
  • November
    27

    Bing says G’day Mate from Sydney Australia...

    Some folks take coals to Newcastle – I take beer bottle openers to Australia . Though I’m officially on vacation, we Bing folks never really rest, especially when there’s an opportunity to spread Bing love via beer. Constant vigilance is our watchword! So the place I got to share the Bing love was Silicon Beach drinks at the Grace Hotel in Sydney. While others spent their Friday-after-Thanksgiving bloated from turkey and football overdoses, I got to hang out with about 50-60 folks from IT, start-up starters, programmers, designers, and general populace at the 77Bar on the Mezzanine level. The chats were amazing...Australian startup culture is very different than in the United States - the state of venture capital and angel funding is different, and the government plays a unique role. Here's a pic as the party was getting started - later on our section of the bar was hard to move around in. And lest folks in Silicon Valley think we forget all about them when we go to Silicon Beach, the Techcrunch50 Startup t-shirt I sported was GlideHealth a startup that helps doctors manage patient information from their mobile phones. Made sense when going to a country... Read More Some folks take coals to Newcastle – I take beer bottle openers to Australia . Though I’m officially on vacation, we Bing folks never really rest, especially when there’s an opportunity to spread Bing love via beer. Constant vigilance is our watchword! So the place I got to share the Bing love was Silicon Beach drinks at the Grace Hotel in Sydney. While others spent their Friday-after-Thanksgiving bloated from turkey and football overdoses, I got to hang out with about 50-60 folks from IT, start-up starters, programmers, designers, and general populace at the 77Bar on the Mezzanine level. The chats were amazing...Australian startup culture is very different than in the United States - the state of venture capital and angel funding is different, and the government plays a unique role. Here's a pic as the party was getting started - later on our section of the bar was hard to move around in. And lest folks in Silicon Valley think we forget all about them when we go to Silicon Beach, the Techcrunch50 Startup t-shirt I sported was GlideHealth a startup that helps doctors manage patient information from their mobile phones. Made sense when going to a country... Read More
  • November
    27

    Are you seeing gold yet?!

    Are you sitting down? Do you have your coffee in hand? Well! Let the holiday shopping begin! Go to www.bing.com/cashback to start your holiday shopping off right. Below is a list of the participating merchants in this year’s Bing cashback Holiday Gold Rush promotion, which kicks off today. AT&T/MEC 35% Barnes & Noble.com 14% Best Buy 10% Buy.com 5% Circuit City 12.2% (search) and 8% (Bing shopping)* Dell 20% drugstore.com 20% eBags 30% eBay 10% Endless.com 20% Foot Locker/eastbay 25% Home Depot 8% HP 20% Kohl's 10% Lenovo 20% Macy's 10% Overstock.com 15% Sears 13% Sephora 20% Shoebuy 20% The Gap 10% TigerDirect 12.2% (search) and 8% (Bing shopping)* T-Mobile 35% Walmart 15% Holiday shopping without the lines…getting money back…can’t get much better than this! Happy shopping, Kelly Scott – Bing shopping *These merchants have... Read More Are you sitting down? Do you have your coffee in hand? Well! Let the holiday shopping begin! Go to www.bing.com/cashback to start your holiday shopping off right. Below is a list of the participating merchants in this year’s Bing cashback Holiday Gold Rush promotion, which kicks off today. AT&T/MEC 35% Barnes & Noble.com 14% Best Buy 10% Buy.com 5% Circuit City 12.2% (search) and 8% (Bing shopping)* Dell 20% drugstore.com 20% eBags 30% eBay 10% Endless.com 20% Foot Locker/eastbay 25% Home Depot 8% HP 20% Kohl's 10% Lenovo 20% Macy's 10% Overstock.com 15% Sears 13% Sephora 20% Shoebuy 20% The Gap 10% TigerDirect 12.2% (search) and 8% (Bing shopping)* T-Mobile 35% Walmart 15% Holiday shopping without the lines…getting money back…can’t get much better than this! Happy shopping, Kelly Scott – Bing shopping *These merchants have... Read More
  • November
    25

    The 12th Man really came to play last week...

    Wow! We had an amazing response for last week’s #FTF Seahawks practice jersey giveaway. Thank you to everyone who took the time to play. We had some pretty imaginative search results sent to us so picking out the winners was very hard! We wanted to pick a group of winners that were different yet told a well rounded story of the Seattle Seahawks. Some serious, some funny but all together it is what makes the Seattle Seahawks and their fans so great. Jersey Winner Search Term Matt Hasselbeck #8 larao68 @bing #FTF seahawks playoff mustache http://www.bing.com/search?q=seahawks+playoff+mustache&FORM=BWFD // Red number 8 plz Seahawks playoff mustache Julius Jones #22 frogger097 @bing - http://www.bing.com/search?q=Seattle+seahawk+tailgating+food&FORM=BWFD #FTF I'd love Jones or Burleson! Go Hawks! 12th Man! Seattle Seahawk tailgating food Lofa Tatupu #51 Hawaii2333 @bing - http://www.bing.com/search?q=Seattle+Seahawks+Giving+Back+to+Community&go=&form=QBRE&qs=n #FTF & 1st choice would be #51 Thanks! Seattle Seahawks Giving... Read More Wow! We had an amazing response for last week’s #FTF Seahawks practice jersey giveaway. Thank you to everyone who took the time to play. We had some pretty imaginative search results sent to us so picking out the winners was very hard! We wanted to pick a group of winners that were different yet told a well rounded story of the Seattle Seahawks. Some serious, some funny but all together it is what makes the Seattle Seahawks and their fans so great. Jersey Winner Search Term Matt Hasselbeck #8 larao68 @bing #FTF seahawks playoff mustache http://www.bing.com/search?q=seahawks+playoff+mustache&FORM=BWFD // Red number 8 plz Seahawks playoff mustache Julius Jones #22 frogger097 @bing - http://www.bing.com/search?q=Seattle+seahawk+tailgating+food&FORM=BWFD #FTF I'd love Jones or Burleson! Go Hawks! 12th Man! Seattle Seahawk tailgating food Lofa Tatupu #51 Hawaii2333 @bing - http://www.bing.com/search?q=Seattle+Seahawks+Giving+Back+to+Community&go=&form=QBRE&qs=n #FTF & 1st choice would be #51 Thanks! Seattle Seahawks Giving... Read More
  • November
    24

    Bing – Making someone’s travel day that...

    If you happen to have been at an airport today (which is more than likely) and if you were flying in or out of Seattle or Boston you might have seen some of our fellow Bing team members out there giving people a hand with their luggage….and when I say hand I don’t mean helping them carry their luggage to the check-in counter...what I mean is the Bing team was handing out $15 pre-loaded Mastercards to help with your baggage fees or a little treat at the airport for your trip. For more details on this and for some great tips on how to make traveling over the holidays easier make sure you read the Bing travel blog. Happy Travels, Kristin Meldahl - Bing If you happen to have been at an airport today (which is more than likely) and if you were flying in or out of Seattle or Boston you might have seen some of our fellow Bing team members out there giving people a hand with their luggage….and when I say hand I don’t mean helping them carry their luggage to the check-in counter...what I mean is the Bing team was handing out $15 pre-loaded Mastercards to help with your baggage fees or a little treat at the airport for your trip. For more details on this and for some great tips on how to make traveling over the holidays easier make sure you read the Bing travel blog. Happy Travels, Kristin Meldahl - Bing
  • November
    24

    A little holiday spending money…a little...

    Time is of the essence when it comes to holiday shopping and each year my “to buy for” list keeps getting longer and longer…one thing that could help me is a little extra holiday spending money. Luckily, starting Friday the Bing cashback team will be hosting the Bing cashback Holiday Trivia sweepstakes from the @bingcashback twitter handle where you can enter to win some serious spending money! For twelve days Bing cashback will post a question via twitter that you will have one hour to search the internet for the right answer. All you need to do is tweet your answer to @bingcashback and include #Bingholiday for the chance to win a $250 Master Card cash card. On the twelfth day you can play for a chance to win a $500 Master Card cash card.* So if you are one of those trivia types and could use some extra cash this holiday season follow the Bing cashback team on twitter and facebook starting Friday, November 27 through December 8, 2009. Don’t forget…the Bing cashback holiday Gold Rush starts Friday as well! Good luck and happy holiday shopping, Kristin Meldahl – Bing *No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50... Read More Time is of the essence when it comes to holiday shopping and each year my “to buy for” list keeps getting longer and longer…one thing that could help me is a little extra holiday spending money. Luckily, starting Friday the Bing cashback team will be hosting the Bing cashback Holiday Trivia sweepstakes from the @bingcashback twitter handle where you can enter to win some serious spending money! For twelve days Bing cashback will post a question via twitter that you will have one hour to search the internet for the right answer. All you need to do is tweet your answer to @bingcashback and include #Bingholiday for the chance to win a $250 Master Card cash card. On the twelfth day you can play for a chance to win a $500 Master Card cash card.* So if you are one of those trivia types and could use some extra cash this holiday season follow the Bing cashback team on twitter and facebook starting Friday, November 27 through December 8, 2009. Don’t forget…the Bing cashback holiday Gold Rush starts Friday as well! Good luck and happy holiday shopping, Kristin Meldahl – Bing *No purchase necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50... Read More
  • November
    24

    Bing™ for mobile availability continues...

    Mobile momentum continues and this is a big one: the new Bing application is now available for BlackBerry™ Curve devices in the US. When you buy a new BlackBerry Curve 2 (8530) from Verizon, you’ll get the Bing app automatically. If you have another type of Curve, head over to m.bing.com/download with your phone to download the app. People were excited about the Bing app on BlackBerry Storm and we can’t wait to hear from you about having Bing on your Curve. Here’s the full list of BlackBerry Smartphones that can now get the Bing app: • Curve • Curve 2 • Curve World Edition • Storm • Storm 2 Justin Jed – Bing for Mobile Other posts of interest: Bing for mobile now live at m.bing.com Mobile Madness Round 2… Then and Now Use Your Voice to Text, Call and Search with Bing Mobile Madness is Upon Us Mobile momentum continues and this is a big one: the new Bing application is now available for BlackBerry™ Curve devices in the US. When you buy a new BlackBerry Curve 2 (8530) from Verizon, you’ll get the Bing app automatically. If you have another type of Curve, head over to m.bing.com/download with your phone to download the app. People were excited about the Bing app on BlackBerry Storm and we can’t wait to hear from you about having Bing on your Curve. Here’s the full list of BlackBerry Smartphones that can now get the Bing app: • Curve • Curve 2 • Curve World Edition • Storm • Storm 2 Justin Jed – Bing for Mobile Other posts of interest: Bing for mobile now live at m.bing.com Mobile Madness Round 2… Then and Now Use Your Voice to Text, Call and Search with Bing Mobile Madness is Upon Us
  • November
    20

    Committed to Comprehensive Results

    There’s been some buzz today based on a post by Nicholas D. Kristof at the New York Times suggesting that Bing filters results for searches conducted outside of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) using Simplified Chinese characters for their query. As Mr. Kristof reported over the summer, we did fix a bug in web search that addressed this issue. There are some queries that provide very balanced web results, for example 六四 天安门 (June 4 th Tiananmen). We recognize that we can continue to improve our relevancy and comprehensiveness in these web results and we will. In addition, today’s investigations uncovered the fact that our image search is not functioning properly for queries entered using Simplified Chinese characters outside of the PRC. We have identified the bug and are at work on the fix. We expect to have this done before the Thanksgiving holiday. Bing’s intent for these types of queries is to provide relevant and comprehensive results for our customers. We appreciate the dialog that Mr. Kristof has kicked off. Community feedback and input is incredibly important to Bing – it helps us do better and sometimes alerts us to things we can... Read More There’s been some buzz today based on a post by Nicholas D. Kristof at the New York Times suggesting that Bing filters results for searches conducted outside of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) using Simplified Chinese characters for their query. As Mr. Kristof reported over the summer, we did fix a bug in web search that addressed this issue. There are some queries that provide very balanced web results, for example 六四 天安门 (June 4 th Tiananmen). We recognize that we can continue to improve our relevancy and comprehensiveness in these web results and we will. In addition, today’s investigations uncovered the fact that our image search is not functioning properly for queries entered using Simplified Chinese characters outside of the PRC. We have identified the bug and are at work on the fix. We expect to have this done before the Thanksgiving holiday. Bing’s intent for these types of queries is to provide relevant and comprehensive results for our customers. We appreciate the dialog that Mr. Kristof has kicked off. Community feedback and input is incredibly important to Bing – it helps us do better and sometimes alerts us to things we can... Read More
  • November
    20

    Mark your calendars…A Gold Rush is coming

    I have never been one to wake up the morning after Thanksgiving to go and wait in a line at the mall for those crazy holiday shopping deals. As much as I have thought about it, the idea of sitting outside at 2AM in the freezing cold still trying to wake up from my Thanksgiving dinner food coma never really sounded that pleasing. Well things have certainly changed. Now I can take advantage of some great holiday savings right from the comfort of my very own home. Starting on November 27, Bing cashback will be offering increased discounts at a select number of merchants. There will be some pretty attractive savings at retailers like Macy’s, Home Depot, Dell, and many more. So Friday morning after you have had your first of many leftover thanksgiving sandwiches, don’t worry about getting ready to go to the mall, just grab a laptop, a cup of coffee, your wallet, and a seat on your favorite couch and start your holiday shopping! Make sure you are following the Bing cashback team on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest details. Kristin Meldahl – The eager holiday shopper Other posts of interest: Making a List and Checking it Twice Bing cashback 101 I have never been one to wake up the morning after Thanksgiving to go and wait in a line at the mall for those crazy holiday shopping deals. As much as I have thought about it, the idea of sitting outside at 2AM in the freezing cold still trying to wake up from my Thanksgiving dinner food coma never really sounded that pleasing. Well things have certainly changed. Now I can take advantage of some great holiday savings right from the comfort of my very own home. Starting on November 27, Bing cashback will be offering increased discounts at a select number of merchants. There will be some pretty attractive savings at retailers like Macy’s, Home Depot, Dell, and many more. So Friday morning after you have had your first of many leftover thanksgiving sandwiches, don’t worry about getting ready to go to the mall, just grab a laptop, a cup of coffee, your wallet, and a seat on your favorite couch and start your holiday shopping! Make sure you are following the Bing cashback team on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest details. Kristin Meldahl – The eager holiday shopper Other posts of interest: Making a List and Checking it Twice Bing cashback 101
  • November
    20

    Friday’s Without Stefan and Free NFL Practice...

    I am sitting here in the office wondering why the hallways are so quiet and it dawns on me….Stefan is not here. Which means two things, I can work without listening to him rock out to early 90’s greatest hits and that he is not here for me to film him for #FTF. So sadly all you get today is a short post from me. Which is actually not all that bad since today we actually have five SIGNED NFL practice jersey’s from some of the top players of the Seattle Seahawks to give away with the ever so coveted Bing t-shirts. Here are some of us from the office modeling the jerseys that we have to giveaway: Matt Hasselbeck #8 , Julius Jones #22 , Lofa Tatupu #51, Nate Burleson #81, T.J. Houshmandzadeh #84 For this week’s #FTF you have to follow the rules correctly. You need to tweet us a link to a search result ( See sunnyopen’s example below ) to @bing, include #FTF and @bing in your tweet, and your search result must be relevant to this week’s theme. Also, please include if you have a preference of jersey you are hoping to get in your tweet. We can’t promise that will make a difference but at least it will help us with allocating the winners.... Read More I am sitting here in the office wondering why the hallways are so quiet and it dawns on me….Stefan is not here. Which means two things, I can work without listening to him rock out to early 90’s greatest hits and that he is not here for me to film him for #FTF. So sadly all you get today is a short post from me. Which is actually not all that bad since today we actually have five SIGNED NFL practice jersey’s from some of the top players of the Seattle Seahawks to give away with the ever so coveted Bing t-shirts. Here are some of us from the office modeling the jerseys that we have to giveaway: Matt Hasselbeck #8 , Julius Jones #22 , Lofa Tatupu #51, Nate Burleson #81, T.J. Houshmandzadeh #84 For this week’s #FTF you have to follow the rules correctly. You need to tweet us a link to a search result ( See sunnyopen’s example below ) to @bing, include #FTF and @bing in your tweet, and your search result must be relevant to this week’s theme. Also, please include if you have a preference of jersey you are hoping to get in your tweet. We can’t promise that will make a difference but at least it will help us with allocating the winners.... Read More
  • November
    19

    Get Inside Bing’s Head: See the Features...

    Great news. All the new features we blogged about last week are live for 100% of our users. Many of you may have seen them over the past few days as the ramp progressed, but now everyone can take full advantage of the great work the team has done in this fall wave for Bing. I wanted to point that out because recently, to my complete surprise, I was told that all of you don’t follow every single one of Bing’s developments with breathless abandon. I had simply assumed that all of you had alerts on this blog complete with a hacked-up method of automatically sending texts to your mobile devices whenever some nugget of search wisdom materializes on the blog. Apparently I was wrong. My wife drove this point home to me a few weeks ago when grilling me about just exactly it is that I do at work all day. I stared at her dumbly – more so than usual – and said, “you know, I work on Bing! All those new features we’ve launched since June that map to those unmet customer needs you always hear me talking about.” (yes, bizarrely, I do talk about unmet customer needs in search way too often. I’m pretty sure even my daughter knows that stat about... Read More Great news. All the new features we blogged about last week are live for 100% of our users. Many of you may have seen them over the past few days as the ramp progressed, but now everyone can take full advantage of the great work the team has done in this fall wave for Bing. I wanted to point that out because recently, to my complete surprise, I was told that all of you don’t follow every single one of Bing’s developments with breathless abandon. I had simply assumed that all of you had alerts on this blog complete with a hacked-up method of automatically sending texts to your mobile devices whenever some nugget of search wisdom materializes on the blog. Apparently I was wrong. My wife drove this point home to me a few weeks ago when grilling me about just exactly it is that I do at work all day. I stared at her dumbly – more so than usual – and said, “you know, I work on Bing! All those new features we’ve launched since June that map to those unmet customer needs you always hear me talking about.” (yes, bizarrely, I do talk about unmet customer needs in search way too often. I’m pretty sure even my daughter knows that stat about... Read More
  • November
    17

    Making a List and Checking it Twice

    With just 38 days left until Christmas, I’m sure I’m one of many who is frantically making shopping lists, planning trips to the mall, and researching the hottest toys and deals for the season. (Please visit the site to view this video) Luckily Bing cashback continues to welcome new retailers to make it easier for all of us to get our shopping done, including Macy’s, and you know what they say “everything’s better at Macy’s”. And right now you can get 5% off any purchase from Macys.com when you buy through Bing cashback . (Please visit the site to view this video) For those on your list that are hard to shop for/have everything already, head to Bing cashback to get 5% off your Home Depot purchases, including gift cards. Maybe I’ll get my father-in-law one of those new auto-hammers (and I may need to pick up one of those inflatable snow globes for my own front yard too). We have also just welcomed GSI Commerce to the Bing cashback program. GSI is an e-commerce provider for hundreds of merchants, including GNC and Dicks Sporting Goods . Are there any babies or kids on your shopping list? For a limited time you can now save... Read More With just 38 days left until Christmas, I’m sure I’m one of many who is frantically making shopping lists, planning trips to the mall, and researching the hottest toys and deals for the season. (Please visit the site to view this video) Luckily Bing cashback continues to welcome new retailers to make it easier for all of us to get our shopping done, including Macy’s, and you know what they say “everything’s better at Macy’s”. And right now you can get 5% off any purchase from Macys.com when you buy through Bing cashback . (Please visit the site to view this video) For those on your list that are hard to shop for/have everything already, head to Bing cashback to get 5% off your Home Depot purchases, including gift cards. Maybe I’ll get my father-in-law one of those new auto-hammers (and I may need to pick up one of those inflatable snow globes for my own front yard too). We have also just welcomed GSI Commerce to the Bing cashback program. GSI is an e-commerce provider for hundreds of merchants, including GNC and Dicks Sporting Goods . Are there any babies or kids on your shopping list? For a limited time you can now save... Read More
  • November
    13

    Free T-Shirt Friday and Stefan…Again

    The sun is out in the PNW and you know what that means? No? Ok, I don’t either. But is it Friday, which means it is time for another Friday’s With Stefan and Free T-Shirt Friday. Find the best related query to this week's theme and send it to us on twitter at @bing and include the hash-tag #FTF. Last week’s winners of #FTF and the free copy of Windows 7 are below. They all gave great query suggestions and included the link to the query! Well done! Please DM us your mailing address and your shirt size and we will get them off to you via the snail mail. kensm : @bing "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." - Babe Ruth http://bit.ly/22Ww2A #FTF luv_mydachshund : @bing #FTF - http://bit.ly/3b7pV6 empresschang : @bing Time for some fun with Baseball Bloopers [Videos] http://bit.ly/2EHG5B #FTF priesmeyer : @bing #FTF It's as American as baseball & apple pie. http://bit.ly/2V7PwS joshuawrichards : @Bing #FTF Many consider the 1991 World Series the best ever. 4 Games Decided in last at-bat, 3 go into extra innings http://bit.ly/BINGFTF talverion : @bing "baseball how-to AND Stats AND world series" - http... Read More The sun is out in the PNW and you know what that means? No? Ok, I don’t either. But is it Friday, which means it is time for another Friday’s With Stefan and Free T-Shirt Friday. Find the best related query to this week's theme and send it to us on twitter at @bing and include the hash-tag #FTF. Last week’s winners of #FTF and the free copy of Windows 7 are below. They all gave great query suggestions and included the link to the query! Well done! Please DM us your mailing address and your shirt size and we will get them off to you via the snail mail. kensm : @bing "Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." - Babe Ruth http://bit.ly/22Ww2A #FTF luv_mydachshund : @bing #FTF - http://bit.ly/3b7pV6 empresschang : @bing Time for some fun with Baseball Bloopers [Videos] http://bit.ly/2EHG5B #FTF priesmeyer : @bing #FTF It's as American as baseball & apple pie. http://bit.ly/2V7PwS joshuawrichards : @Bing #FTF Many consider the 1991 World Series the best ever. 4 Games Decided in last at-bat, 3 go into extra innings http://bit.ly/BINGFTF talverion : @bing "baseball how-to AND Stats AND world series" - http... Read More
  • November
    13

    MSN and Bing Getting Up Close and Personal...

    Holy Twilight-mania! I attempted to look for information on Twilight and there are, well, hundreds if not thousands of Twilight sites out there, I found myself buried in a torrent of Twilight hysteria. I mean, I have heard about this phe-nom but did not truly, culturally, philosophically understand it until today. So in the midst of my Twilight research I found some pretty cool stuff that we’ve done across MSN and Bing that brings a ton of unique Twilight information together into one place. So here’s the scoop: MSN Movies is sharing a very special – and exclusive - Twilight experience using Silverlight and Bing Maps to take fans on a Twilight video tour. The tour brings fans to Forks, Washington to see all the cool locations from Twilight and New Moon , such as the Cullen house , Fork’s Police Station , Fork’s Hospital , the book store , and the high school . Just scroll over the Bing Map for location-based navigation and check out all of the crazy information that pops up. In addition to the interactive map, check out some of MSN’s other exciting features including Bella’s birthday celebration, vampire makeover tips, interviews with... Read More Holy Twilight-mania! I attempted to look for information on Twilight and there are, well, hundreds if not thousands of Twilight sites out there, I found myself buried in a torrent of Twilight hysteria. I mean, I have heard about this phe-nom but did not truly, culturally, philosophically understand it until today. So in the midst of my Twilight research I found some pretty cool stuff that we’ve done across MSN and Bing that brings a ton of unique Twilight information together into one place. So here’s the scoop: MSN Movies is sharing a very special – and exclusive - Twilight experience using Silverlight and Bing Maps to take fans on a Twilight video tour. The tour brings fans to Forks, Washington to see all the cool locations from Twilight and New Moon , such as the Cullen house , Fork’s Police Station , Fork’s Hospital , the book store , and the high school . Just scroll over the Bing Map for location-based navigation and check out all of the crazy information that pops up. In addition to the interactive map, check out some of MSN’s other exciting features including Bella’s birthday celebration, vampire makeover tips, interviews with... Read More