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Search Blog — Jun 2011

  • June
    29

    Photosynth App Update and Best of Bing...

    Capture the sights of summer and share them with friends using the updated Photosynth app, available in iTunes today (http://www.itunes.com/apps/photosynth )! We listened to the 3,500,000 people who downloaded the first version of the app and added some of the most requested features: email, simplified sharing, and exploration of great panoramas by other users. To celebrate the launch of these new features, we’re even awarding Xbox360 with Kinect prize packages for the very best panoramas shared with Bing Maps! The Photosynth app captures full 360° panoramas with a fun, interactive experience and makes it simple to share with friends and family. Today’s update adds email sharing and image cropping capabilities when you save a panorama to the Camera Roll, which means you can more easily bring your panoramas into other apps. We’ve also made sharing to Facebook and Bing Maps easier than before, allowing you to share to both at the same time. The new "Best of Bing Maps" feature lets you explore great panoramas created by others and shared on Bing Maps directly within the app. View stunning full-sphere panoramas from people around... Read More Capture the sights of summer and share them with friends using the updated Photosynth app, available in iTunes today (http://www.itunes.com/apps/photosynth )! We listened to the 3,500,000 people who downloaded the first version of the app and added some of the most requested features: email, simplified sharing, and exploration of great panoramas by other users. To celebrate the launch of these new features, we’re even awarding Xbox360 with Kinect prize packages for the very best panoramas shared with Bing Maps! The Photosynth app captures full 360° panoramas with a fun, interactive experience and makes it simple to share with friends and family. Today’s update adds email sharing and image cropping capabilities when you save a panorama to the Camera Roll, which means you can more easily bring your panoramas into other apps. We’ve also made sharing to Facebook and Bing Maps easier than before, allowing you to share to both at the same time. The new "Best of Bing Maps" feature lets you explore great panoramas created by others and shared on Bing Maps directly within the app. View stunning full-sphere panoramas from people around... Read More
  • June
    24

    Bing Maps Unveils Exclusive High Res Imagery...

    Today, we’re excited to share with our blog readers that the Bing Maps team has updated the Bing Maps World Tour application . The Tour now showcases 153 locations where Bing Maps features new outstanding high-resolution aerial imagery that is being captured and published as part of our Bing Maps Global Ortho imagery program. Using the application, you can view the new aerial imagery through an automated “slide show” mode or explore the locations manually. The imagery is from a special collection referred to as “Geoart” for its unusual, compelling and artistic quality. What is the Global Ortho program? Launched in the spring of 2010, this program is an ambitious mapping project that aims to provide the Bing Maps platform and consumer web site with 30cm (1 foot) aerial blanket coverage of (initially) the continental United States and Western Europe. A challenge for consumers and enterprise organizations using web mapping services has been that much of the imagery featured there has historically been a patchwork of satellite and aerial imagery of different vintage, quality, clarity and detail. The experience for users of these services has been inconsistent... Read More Today, we’re excited to share with our blog readers that the Bing Maps team has updated the Bing Maps World Tour application . The Tour now showcases 153 locations where Bing Maps features new outstanding high-resolution aerial imagery that is being captured and published as part of our Bing Maps Global Ortho imagery program. Using the application, you can view the new aerial imagery through an automated “slide show” mode or explore the locations manually. The imagery is from a special collection referred to as “Geoart” for its unusual, compelling and artistic quality. What is the Global Ortho program? Launched in the spring of 2010, this program is an ambitious mapping project that aims to provide the Bing Maps platform and consumer web site with 30cm (1 foot) aerial blanket coverage of (initially) the continental United States and Western Europe. A challenge for consumers and enterprise organizations using web mapping services has been that much of the imagery featured there has historically been a patchwork of satellite and aerial imagery of different vintage, quality, clarity and detail. The experience for users of these services has been inconsistent... Read More
  • June
    23

    Share the Likes: Celebrate Your Trusted...

    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. To help you celebrate your crew, we are introducing a quick way to create an animated movie featuring you and your friends. You can choose up to 8 friends, tell them why you trust them, select your favorite soundtrack, and let them know what you like. We’ll turn your choices into a fun animation for you to share on your Facebook wall, on our site, and on your friends’ walls (if you’d like). Check out Whitney Port (who you may know from The Hills and The City ) who put together a quick clip highlighting what her and friends are up to this summer. What’s more, we want to know how you’re using Bing to make decisions with your friends so we’re going to be awarding one prize every week that will help you make the most out of your summer. $50 Amazon gift certificate ... Read More 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. To help you celebrate your crew, we are introducing a quick way to create an animated movie featuring you and your friends. You can choose up to 8 friends, tell them why you trust them, select your favorite soundtrack, and let them know what you like. We’ll turn your choices into a fun animation for you to share on your Facebook wall, on our site, and on your friends’ walls (if you’d like). Check out Whitney Port (who you may know from The Hills and The City ) who put together a quick clip highlighting what her and friends are up to this summer. What’s more, we want to know how you’re using Bing to make decisions with your friends so we’re going to be awarding one prize every week that will help you make the most out of your summer. $50 Amazon gift certificate ... Read More
  • June
    17

    World IPv6 Day – Next Generation of Internet...

    Reposted from the Official Microsoft Blog World IPv6 Day took place on June 8, 2011 and was a resounding success. IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet Protocol, and defines how computers communicate and address each other across networks. The current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4, is not able to support the growing number of devices connected to the Internet. This concern, amongst other issues, is driving the Internet to upgrade to IPv6. IPv6 provides critical performance and architecture improvements for all networks, and will enable a better, faster, and more capable Internet. World IPv6 Day was a one-day test of IPv6 support, with dozens of web sites across the technology industry enabling IPv6 access for a 24 hour period. Here at Microsoft, we were able to provide IPv6 access to www.microsoft.com , www.bing.com and www.xbox.com as well as Microsoft advertising services, without any incident. As expected, we're happy to report that the test of the next-generation Internet went entirely well, both for Microsoft Web properties and for properties across the Internet. The number of users who access participating websites is well into the millions, and the... Read More Reposted from the Official Microsoft Blog World IPv6 Day took place on June 8, 2011 and was a resounding success. IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet Protocol, and defines how computers communicate and address each other across networks. The current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4, is not able to support the growing number of devices connected to the Internet. This concern, amongst other issues, is driving the Internet to upgrade to IPv6. IPv6 provides critical performance and architecture improvements for all networks, and will enable a better, faster, and more capable Internet. World IPv6 Day was a one-day test of IPv6 support, with dozens of web sites across the technology industry enabling IPv6 access for a 24 hour period. Here at Microsoft, we were able to provide IPv6 access to www.microsoft.com , www.bing.com and www.xbox.com as well as Microsoft advertising services, without any incident. As expected, we're happy to report that the test of the next-generation Internet went entirely well, both for Microsoft Web properties and for properties across the Internet. The number of users who access participating websites is well into the millions, and the... Read More
  • June
    15

    Winners Announced: “Friends Don’t Let Friends...

    Congratulations to the winners of the “ Friends Don’t Let Friends Decide Alone” Twitter Giveaway ! On June 1 st , we gave $100 towards a night out with friends to 5 lucky @bing followers. All they had to do was tweet a reply to a question asking what decisions they make with their friends. That, along with the inclusion of the #decisions hashtag, put them in the running. The 5 lucky winners were @zcondren , @VectoringMomma , @lovinmomma8 , @Izzmo , and @durstslovepens and this is what they had to say: For those of you who didn’t win, stay tuned for more @bing. -The Bing Team Congratulations to the winners of the “ Friends Don’t Let Friends Decide Alone” Twitter Giveaway ! On June 1 st , we gave $100 towards a night out with friends to 5 lucky @bing followers. All they had to do was tweet a reply to a question asking what decisions they make with their friends. That, along with the inclusion of the #decisions hashtag, put them in the running. The 5 lucky winners were @zcondren , @VectoringMomma , @lovinmomma8 , @Izzmo , and @durstslovepens and this is what they had to say: For those of you who didn’t win, stay tuned for more @bing. -The Bing Team
  • June
    14

    REDU at the Webby Awards

    With equal parts irony, humility, and pride, last night I attended the 15 th Annual Webby Awards in recognition of the REDU project receiving the Activism Webby Award for 2011. The REDU team on the Bing side was comprised of Stefan Weitz, Aya Zook and myself. We worked with Creative Artists Agency, Rokkan and Good for content and site design, and in the process engaged via the CAA Foundation with multiple nonprofits: CityYear, Communities in Schools, Hands on Network, PS Arts, and Inner City Arts. We deepened partnerships with DonorsChoose.org and the folks who run TED and TEDActive, with the result of having a presence at the Rally for Sanity/Fear and an education project at TEDActive in the last 12 months. Working with Yosi Sergant’s Taskforce PR on REFORM:School and Jeff Staples for REDU Homeroom events in New York showed us what truly mobilized artistic and creative communities can do. But the core of all this was thousands of folks who participated in REDU, came to the site, researched problems and answers, and spread the articles far and wide. To those of you who helped make REDU a success, and those who continue to advance great work in your communities around education... Read More With equal parts irony, humility, and pride, last night I attended the 15 th Annual Webby Awards in recognition of the REDU project receiving the Activism Webby Award for 2011. The REDU team on the Bing side was comprised of Stefan Weitz, Aya Zook and myself. We worked with Creative Artists Agency, Rokkan and Good for content and site design, and in the process engaged via the CAA Foundation with multiple nonprofits: CityYear, Communities in Schools, Hands on Network, PS Arts, and Inner City Arts. We deepened partnerships with DonorsChoose.org and the folks who run TED and TEDActive, with the result of having a presence at the Rally for Sanity/Fear and an education project at TEDActive in the last 12 months. Working with Yosi Sergant’s Taskforce PR on REFORM:School and Jeff Staples for REDU Homeroom events in New York showed us what truly mobilized artistic and creative communities can do. But the core of all this was thousands of folks who participated in REDU, came to the site, researched problems and answers, and spread the articles far and wide. To those of you who helped make REDU a success, and those who continue to advance great work in your communities around education... Read More
  • June
    09

    “Decisions with Mario Batali”: Bing and...

    Bing and Mario Batali are teaming to help you make everyday decisions in the kitchen with a 7-part video series entitled “ Decisions with Mario Batali ”. Whether it’s the merits of salt or the proper technique for tasting olive oil- “the lordly lipid”, the videos follow Batali as he imparts his colorful philosophies for choosing quality ingredients to create deliciously simple and healthy dishes. Available exclusively at www.BingBatali.com , the videos were directed by celebrated actor and director Fisher Stevens and reflect Mario’s heritage with vignettes dedicated to the staples of traditional Italian cooking. Mario walks viewers through what to look for when choosing bread, cheese, meat, fish, salt, vegetables and of course olive oil. Check out the rest of the videos at www.bingbatali.com . Buon appetito! - The Bing Team Bing and Mario Batali are teaming to help you make everyday decisions in the kitchen with a 7-part video series entitled “ Decisions with Mario Batali ”. Whether it’s the merits of salt or the proper technique for tasting olive oil- “the lordly lipid”, the videos follow Batali as he imparts his colorful philosophies for choosing quality ingredients to create deliciously simple and healthy dishes. Available exclusively at www.BingBatali.com , the videos were directed by celebrated actor and director Fisher Stevens and reflect Mario’s heritage with vignettes dedicated to the staples of traditional Italian cooking. Mario walks viewers through what to look for when choosing bread, cheese, meat, fish, salt, vegetables and of course olive oil. Check out the rest of the videos at www.bingbatali.com . Buon appetito! - The Bing Team
  • June
    09

    Vote & Decide: Bing Joins with The...

    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 will have to impress the judges to prove they can hang at McKinley High. Bing has teamed with Oxygen to help you decide which Glee Project contender is worthy of the title of Bing Fan Favorite. You can visit the www.oxygen.com/fanfavorite on your computer or mobile device to cast your vote on The Bing Fan Favorite page. The page features information about each contender, a voting poll, live leader board, and easy sharing on social networks. If you’re looking for inspiration to help make your decision, you can check Bing directly from the site. You can vote and decide your favorite and the winner will be announced around The Glee Project finale. The winning cast member will receive $10K and a live performance at the end of the... Read More 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 will have to impress the judges to prove they can hang at McKinley High. Bing has teamed with Oxygen to help you decide which Glee Project contender is worthy of the title of Bing Fan Favorite. You can visit the www.oxygen.com/fanfavorite on your computer or mobile device to cast your vote on The Bing Fan Favorite page. The page features information about each contender, a voting poll, live leader board, and easy sharing on social networks. If you’re looking for inspiration to help make your decision, you can check Bing directly from the site. You can vote and decide your favorite and the winner will be announced around The Glee Project finale. The winning cast member will receive $10K and a live performance at the end of the... Read More
  • June
    09

    iPhone Mobile App Discovery with Bing

    There are more than half a million apps on the market. If you know exactly which app you are looking for, finding it can be relatively easy; however, sifting through the volume of apps one by one to find the right one for the right task can be overwhelming. What’s more difficult, is stumbling across that magic app that you never would have thought to search for. At Bing, we are helping people with this “serendipitous discovery” by surfacing relevant apps automatically in the context of normal search queries. You can try this out right now on the iPhone in the Bing for Mobile app or m.bing.com in the web browser of your iPhone. Here are a few ways Bing is making it easier for you to find that ‘right’ app: Auto app discovery Auto app discovery is a unique feature created by Bing. The Bing search engine will surface apps in the context of normal web queries. For example, Thor 3D, Facebook and Hotels in Seattle are some of the queries for which Bing automatically finds the right apps: “Thor 3D” “Facebook” “Hotels in Seattle” Explicit... Read More There are more than half a million apps on the market. If you know exactly which app you are looking for, finding it can be relatively easy; however, sifting through the volume of apps one by one to find the right one for the right task can be overwhelming. What’s more difficult, is stumbling across that magic app that you never would have thought to search for. At Bing, we are helping people with this “serendipitous discovery” by surfacing relevant apps automatically in the context of normal search queries. You can try this out right now on the iPhone in the Bing for Mobile app or m.bing.com in the web browser of your iPhone. Here are a few ways Bing is making it easier for you to find that ‘right’ app: Auto app discovery Auto app discovery is a unique feature created by Bing. The Bing search engine will surface apps in the context of normal web queries. For example, Thor 3D, Facebook and Hotels in Seattle are some of the queries for which Bing automatically finds the right apps: “Thor 3D” “Facebook” “Hotels in Seattle” Explicit... Read More
  • June
    08

    Bing for Mobile Browse Gets More Social

    Today we unveiled an update to Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com), which includes a number of new features to help you make faster, more informed decisions while on the go. Today’s updates make it easier to share on Facebook, access news, see local listings and directions in one view, reference past searches and view trending topics. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features: Share on Facebook – Easily share images, local business details, and, applications (only on iOS devices) with your Facebook friends, making it easy for them to learn, comment and “Like” what you find interesting and you to get their opinion while on the go. News - Whether you’re looking for the latest entertainment news or sports scores, get the day’s news straight from your Bing for Mobile browse home page with the touch of a button. For headline news, we added a carousel that lets you to quickly flip through the headlines so you’ll never miss a beat or scroll down to see the top three headlines and images for numerous categories. The categories are the same you have come to expect from Bing News on your PC, including U.S, World, Local (state... Read More Today we unveiled an update to Bing for Mobile Browse (m.bing.com), which includes a number of new features to help you make faster, more informed decisions while on the go. Today’s updates make it easier to share on Facebook, access news, see local listings and directions in one view, reference past searches and view trending topics. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features: Share on Facebook – Easily share images, local business details, and, applications (only on iOS devices) with your Facebook friends, making it easy for them to learn, comment and “Like” what you find interesting and you to get their opinion while on the go. News - Whether you’re looking for the latest entertainment news or sports scores, get the day’s news straight from your Bing for Mobile browse home page with the touch of a button. For headline news, we added a carousel that lets you to quickly flip through the headlines so you’ll never miss a beat or scroll down to see the top three headlines and images for numerous categories. The categories are the same you have come to expect from Bing News on your PC, including U.S, World, Local (state... Read More
  • June
    07

    Decision Point: Bing Tests IPv6 Beginning...

    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 a device that supports IPv6 (like a Windows 7 PC), and support from your Internet provider. IPv4 traffic will continue to connect to Bing without any change. In fact, most Bing users won’t even notice that this transition is occurring. A small fraction of users (<1%) may have difficulty accessing Bing and other sites participating in World IPv6 Day during the test flight. You can find help on Microsoft’s IPv6 site . Some users may experience unexpected differences in Bing on IPv6 day. Feedback can be sent to bing6day@microsoft.com . Once the test is over, we’ll analyze the data so the results can inform Bing’s overall Ipv6 readiness. For more detail, you can Bing it: http://www.bing.com/search... Read More 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 a device that supports IPv6 (like a Windows 7 PC), and support from your Internet provider. IPv4 traffic will continue to connect to Bing without any change. In fact, most Bing users won’t even notice that this transition is occurring. A small fraction of users (<1%) may have difficulty accessing Bing and other sites participating in World IPv6 Day during the test flight. You can find help on Microsoft’s IPv6 site . Some users may experience unexpected differences in Bing on IPv6 day. Feedback can be sent to bing6day@microsoft.com . Once the test is over, we’ll analyze the data so the results can inform Bing’s overall Ipv6 readiness. For more detail, you can Bing it: http://www.bing.com/search... Read More
  • June
    07

    SMX Advanced 2011 in Seattle Kicks Off...

    SMX Advanced search conference kicks off in Seattle today and we’re proud to be a part of the event. The Bing crew will be out in force speaking across a range of topics from social search, SEO tools and the latest in local and mobile. On Wednesday, Bing’s own Stefan Weitz, will discuss the significance of socializing the web and, by proxy, search, potential implications to user behavior, and share practical tips to consider for the burgeoning area of social search. The talk and demo will be followed by a fire side chat and Q&A with Danny Sullivan. You can also find us engaging searchers across SMX in a number of places. Here’s a quick summary of where you can find us. Day 1 – June 7 th 9:00AM The New Periodic Table Of SEO [Duane Forrester – Bing] 9:00AM Quality Score: The Unwritten Manual For Google AdWords & Bing adCenter [Ping Jen, Microsoft Advertising] 1:45PM The Really Complicated Technical SEO Infrastructure Issues [Steve Macbeth – Bing] 3:30PM How the Search Alliance is Paying Off For Search Marketers [Teresa Elliott- Microsoft Advertising] Day 2 – June 8 th 9:00AM Keynote: Confluence of... Read More SMX Advanced search conference kicks off in Seattle today and we’re proud to be a part of the event. The Bing crew will be out in force speaking across a range of topics from social search, SEO tools and the latest in local and mobile. On Wednesday, Bing’s own Stefan Weitz, will discuss the significance of socializing the web and, by proxy, search, potential implications to user behavior, and share practical tips to consider for the burgeoning area of social search. The talk and demo will be followed by a fire side chat and Q&A with Danny Sullivan. You can also find us engaging searchers across SMX in a number of places. Here’s a quick summary of where you can find us. Day 1 – June 7 th 9:00AM The New Periodic Table Of SEO [Duane Forrester – Bing] 9:00AM Quality Score: The Unwritten Manual For Google AdWords & Bing adCenter [Ping Jen, Microsoft Advertising] 1:45PM The Really Complicated Technical SEO Infrastructure Issues [Steve Macbeth – Bing] 3:30PM How the Search Alliance is Paying Off For Search Marketers [Teresa Elliott- Microsoft Advertising] Day 2 – June 8 th 9:00AM Keynote: Confluence of... Read More
  • June
    06

    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 opened up the Web by indexing it and making it discoverable. When you think about the state of your entertainment media, the challenge of finding what you want is similar. You have games, movies, music, TV shows and other content on your console, through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Zune, and programming and on-demand options available through cable and satellite providers. Xbox alone is growing from hundreds of thousands of pieces of content to millions. By combining all this content with the power of Bing’s deep search expertise, Microsoft Tellme’s voice technology and the magic of Kinect, we’ll be able to provide instant access to the expansive catalogue of entertainment options on Xbox Live. You say it, Xbox finds... Read More 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 opened up the Web by indexing it and making it discoverable. When you think about the state of your entertainment media, the challenge of finding what you want is similar. You have games, movies, music, TV shows and other content on your console, through services like Netflix, Hulu, and Zune, and programming and on-demand options available through cable and satellite providers. Xbox alone is growing from hundreds of thousands of pieces of content to millions. By combining all this content with the power of Bing’s deep search expertise, Microsoft Tellme’s voice technology and the magic of Kinect, we’ll be able to provide instant access to the expansive catalogue of entertainment options on Xbox Live. You say it, Xbox finds... Read More
  • June
    02

    Introducing Schema.org: Bing, Google and...

    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 real life by understanding all the options the world presents. We’ve made great progress on the technical front to begin to model the real world from the messy bits of data scattered across the web. Things like movies have benefitted from this work. We’re now able to understand “Casablanca” is a movie and literally mine the web to re-assemble information about that movie from millions of sites. But we think we can do better. We want to enable publishers to give us hints about what things they are describing on their sites. Rather than rely solely on machine learning and other AI techniques, we asked “what if we could enable publishers to have a single schema they could use to describe their sites that... Read More 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 real life by understanding all the options the world presents. We’ve made great progress on the technical front to begin to model the real world from the messy bits of data scattered across the web. Things like movies have benefitted from this work. We’re now able to understand “Casablanca” is a movie and literally mine the web to re-assemble information about that movie from millions of sites. But we think we can do better. We want to enable publishers to give us hints about what things they are describing on their sites. Rather than rely solely on machine learning and other AI techniques, we asked “what if we could enable publishers to have a single schema they could use to describe their sites that... Read More
  • June
    01

    @Bing “Friends Don’t Let Friends Decide...

    Recently, we launched a fresh batch of exciting new social features . Now you can receive personalized search results based on the opinions of your friends on Facebook. To celebrate the launch, we’re giving five lucky @bing followers $100 towards a night out with friends! Today (June 1 st ), we’re going to tweet a question from the @bing Twitter handle asking what decisions you make with your friends. All you have to do to be eligible to win is reply to the question and include the #decisions hashtag. Of the people who reply with an answer along with the #decisions hashtag, we’ll randomly select 5 lucky winners during the following time period: Noon – Midnight ET (9am – 9pm PT) on June 1st. Good luck and let the tweeting begin! Be sure to Retweet and tell all your friends so you can guilt them into spending that $100 with you if they win ;) To get a full run down of how the sweepstakes will work, read the official rules here . -The Bing Team Recently, we launched a fresh batch of exciting new social features . Now you can receive personalized search results based on the opinions of your friends on Facebook. To celebrate the launch, we’re giving five lucky @bing followers $100 towards a night out with friends! Today (June 1 st ), we’re going to tweet a question from the @bing Twitter handle asking what decisions you make with your friends. All you have to do to be eligible to win is reply to the question and include the #decisions hashtag. Of the people who reply with an answer along with the #decisions hashtag, we’ll randomly select 5 lucky winners during the following time period: Noon – Midnight ET (9am – 9pm PT) on June 1st. Good luck and let the tweeting begin! Be sure to Retweet and tell all your friends so you can guilt them into spending that $100 with you if they win ;) To get a full run down of how the sweepstakes will work, read the official rules here . -The Bing Team