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Search Blog — Oct 2011

  • October
    31

    Cooking Guru Ellie Krieger Joins #BingIt...

    It’s November which means the holidays are already upon us! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’ll be hosting a #BingIt Twitter event with America’s favorite healthy cooking expert Ellie Krieger . Krieger is a Registered Dietician, New York Times’ best-selling author (her latest book “ Comfort Food Fix ” came out on October 17 th ) and host of “Healthy Appetite” on The Cooking Channel. Ellie will be sharing tips for indulging in everyone’s favorite food holiday (without going overboard!) on Wednesday, November 2 nd from 12-1pm PST. To participate, follow @Bing and @Ellie_Krieger and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards to people joining the chat. To help get you in the spirit, here’s Ellie’s apple crisp recipe from her latest book Comfort Food Fix. Hope to see you on Wednesday. APPLE CRISP “ Comfort Food Fix by Ellie Krieger (Wiley, 2011).” Just the aroma of this crisp baking is sure to give you a serious case of the warm-fuzzies – but that’s only a hint of the satisfying... Read More It’s November which means the holidays are already upon us! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’ll be hosting a #BingIt Twitter event with America’s favorite healthy cooking expert Ellie Krieger . Krieger is a Registered Dietician, New York Times’ best-selling author (her latest book “ Comfort Food Fix ” came out on October 17 th ) and host of “Healthy Appetite” on The Cooking Channel. Ellie will be sharing tips for indulging in everyone’s favorite food holiday (without going overboard!) on Wednesday, November 2 nd from 12-1pm PST. To participate, follow @Bing and @Ellie_Krieger and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards to people joining the chat. To help get you in the spirit, here’s Ellie’s apple crisp recipe from her latest book Comfort Food Fix. Hope to see you on Wednesday. APPLE CRISP “ Comfort Food Fix by Ellie Krieger (Wiley, 2011).” Just the aroma of this crisp baking is sure to give you a serious case of the warm-fuzzies – but that’s only a hint of the satisfying... Read More
  • October
    27

    Schema, Sitemaps and ‘staches: What do...

    You’re thinking I've lost my mind. There’s no way there could possibly be a common element between schema.org and moustaches. There’s no way facial hair and sitemaps could comingle. "He's gone stark, 'shaving' mad!" Well guess again folks. It’s 2011, we’re an advanced, tech-savvy industry and we’ve just discovered a way to mix moustaches, money and your <last modified> statements! Starting on November 1st, join us as we raise money for Movember. That’s right. For the entire month, Matt Cutts and I (Duane Forrester) will do our best to grow impressive moustaches , rivaling the likes of Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck . We’ll be trying to nudge both Nietzsche and Ned Flanders from your mind’s eye. We’ll even attempt to lay the smack-down on Salvador Dali and Yosemite Sam ! To be fair, we’ll actually be trying to simply not end up looking like a couple of teenagers trying to snag a dance on Friday night at the high school gym… ;) Mo info can be found here , and if you want to support our team (Search for the Cure) – even join the team – report for duty here ! We'll be rocking the tag #seostache on... Read More You’re thinking I've lost my mind. There’s no way there could possibly be a common element between schema.org and moustaches. There’s no way facial hair and sitemaps could comingle. "He's gone stark, 'shaving' mad!" Well guess again folks. It’s 2011, we’re an advanced, tech-savvy industry and we’ve just discovered a way to mix moustaches, money and your <last modified> statements! Starting on November 1st, join us as we raise money for Movember. That’s right. For the entire month, Matt Cutts and I (Duane Forrester) will do our best to grow impressive moustaches , rivaling the likes of Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck . We’ll be trying to nudge both Nietzsche and Ned Flanders from your mind’s eye. We’ll even attempt to lay the smack-down on Salvador Dali and Yosemite Sam ! To be fair, we’ll actually be trying to simply not end up looking like a couple of teenagers trying to snag a dance on Friday night at the high school gym… ;) Mo info can be found here , and if you want to support our team (Search for the Cure) – even join the team – report for duty here ! We'll be rocking the tag #seostache on... Read More
  • October
    26

    Introducing Firefox with Bing

    Last year, we worked with Mozilla to add Bing as a search option that ships with Firefox. Since that time, you have told us to make it even easier to use Bing in Firefox. So today we’re teaming with Mozilla to release Firefox with Bing , a version of the popular Web browser that includes default search settings for Bing. Now Firefox users who are Bing enthusiasts can use Firefox with Bing to use the Web the way they want without having to take extra steps to navigate or customize their settings to Bing. Firefox with Bing offers the latest version of Firefox with Bing set as your home page and the default setting in the search box and AwesomeBar (where you can also type in queries as well as Web addresses). If you already have the latest version of Firefox, then you just need to download the Bing Search for Firefox Add-on to set the same preferences. You can download Firefox with Bing here starting today. We are excited to make it even easier for members of the Mozilla Firefox community to use Bing. Please let us know what you think. - Tor Steiner, Bing Last year, we worked with Mozilla to add Bing as a search option that ships with Firefox. Since that time, you have told us to make it even easier to use Bing in Firefox. So today we’re teaming with Mozilla to release Firefox with Bing , a version of the popular Web browser that includes default search settings for Bing. Now Firefox users who are Bing enthusiasts can use Firefox with Bing to use the Web the way they want without having to take extra steps to navigate or customize their settings to Bing. Firefox with Bing offers the latest version of Firefox with Bing set as your home page and the default setting in the search box and AwesomeBar (where you can also type in queries as well as Web addresses). If you already have the latest version of Firefox, then you just need to download the Bing Search for Firefox Add-on to set the same preferences. You can download Firefox with Bing here starting today. We are excited to make it even easier for members of the Mozilla Firefox community to use Bing. Please let us know what you think. - Tor Steiner, Bing
  • October
    25

    Help People Decide What to Be This Halloween...

    With Halloween right around the corner, people are racking their brains to come up with creative costume ideas. Well, we want to help those folks find some inspiration so we’re inviting you to share your best Halloween costumes with @Bing. Simply tell us your all-time best costume and we will give five lucky respondents a $100 Amazon gift card for sharing. Today (October 25 th ), we will be tweeting a question from the @Bing Twitter handle asking you to tell us about the best Halloween costume you have ever worn. To be counted, reply to @Bing and include the #BingHalloween hashtag. Throughout the day, @Bing will tweet links to interesting Halloween content on Bing Shopping . Follow along and reply with the #BingHalloween hashtag and we will randomly select five lucky winners between 7AM-5PM PT on that day (October 25, 2011.) Good luck! For details on how the sweepstakes works, you can read the official rules here. - The Bing Team With Halloween right around the corner, people are racking their brains to come up with creative costume ideas. Well, we want to help those folks find some inspiration so we’re inviting you to share your best Halloween costumes with @Bing. Simply tell us your all-time best costume and we will give five lucky respondents a $100 Amazon gift card for sharing. Today (October 25 th ), we will be tweeting a question from the @Bing Twitter handle asking you to tell us about the best Halloween costume you have ever worn. To be counted, reply to @Bing and include the #BingHalloween hashtag. Throughout the day, @Bing will tweet links to interesting Halloween content on Bing Shopping . Follow along and reply with the #BingHalloween hashtag and we will randomly select five lucky winners between 7AM-5PM PT on that day (October 25, 2011.) Good luck! For details on how the sweepstakes works, you can read the official rules here. - The Bing Team
  • October
    24

    The Bald Hiker and @Fareologist Join #BingIt...

    Paul Steele , author of popular travel blog, Bald Hiker , is an internationally recognized expert on the art of travel. Paul joined Twitter three years ago and has amassed an active and engaged audience who follow along as he shares his adventures in real-time. From his hikes and charity mountain climbs throughout the world, Paul is continuously sharing his personal views with like-minded adventurers as they happen. In other words, Paul is the perfect person to join The Bing Fareologist for a live twitter chat discussing ways to save time and money when booking holiday travel. You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 26 from 12-1 PM (Pacific) where you can ask Paul for advice on seeing the world for less. To participate, all you have to do is follow @Bing and @paul_steele and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards at random to those who join in the chat. Can’t wait until Wednesday? Start saving with Bing Travel today. Price Predictor: Bing Travel analyzes analyzes billions of airfare prices observations to help predict the patterns in airline... Read More Paul Steele , author of popular travel blog, Bald Hiker , is an internationally recognized expert on the art of travel. Paul joined Twitter three years ago and has amassed an active and engaged audience who follow along as he shares his adventures in real-time. From his hikes and charity mountain climbs throughout the world, Paul is continuously sharing his personal views with like-minded adventurers as they happen. In other words, Paul is the perfect person to join The Bing Fareologist for a live twitter chat discussing ways to save time and money when booking holiday travel. You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 26 from 12-1 PM (Pacific) where you can ask Paul for advice on seeing the world for less. To participate, all you have to do is follow @Bing and @paul_steele and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards at random to those who join in the chat. Can’t wait until Wednesday? Start saving with Bing Travel today. Price Predictor: Bing Travel analyzes analyzes billions of airfare prices observations to help predict the patterns in airline... Read More
  • October
    19

    The Best Way to Predict the Future is to...

    When I’m asked how search needs to change, I often talk about how many new types of data and services need to be incorporated into the results to help you do something rather than just find something. That means there could be thousands of new businesses created that Bing can tap into in much the same way we use Everyscape for our restaurant interior panoramas, or ParkingFinder.com to help you find the cheapest garage before a Lakers game. But there is room for many, many more. And when we went looking for how Bing could foster innovation in this space, we found some amazing accelerators and co-work spaces where entrepreneurs were working to define the next generation of the web. Microsoft already has an amazing set of resources for startups through our BizSpark program so we asked “what unique offerings could the Bing team provide on top of BizSpark’s resources?” The result of that brainstorm is the “ Bing Booster ” program. Bing Booster is starting in three cities (NY, San Francisco and Boston) and our objective is to bring experts, connections, and resources to a few incubators and co-work spaces in each city. Our goal is to experiment... Read More When I’m asked how search needs to change, I often talk about how many new types of data and services need to be incorporated into the results to help you do something rather than just find something. That means there could be thousands of new businesses created that Bing can tap into in much the same way we use Everyscape for our restaurant interior panoramas, or ParkingFinder.com to help you find the cheapest garage before a Lakers game. But there is room for many, many more. And when we went looking for how Bing could foster innovation in this space, we found some amazing accelerators and co-work spaces where entrepreneurs were working to define the next generation of the web. Microsoft already has an amazing set of resources for startups through our BizSpark program so we asked “what unique offerings could the Bing team provide on top of BizSpark’s resources?” The result of that brainstorm is the “ Bing Booster ” program. Bing Booster is starting in three cities (NY, San Francisco and Boston) and our objective is to bring experts, connections, and resources to a few incubators and co-work spaces in each city. Our goal is to experiment... Read More
  • October
    18

    Stylists-to-the-Stars Rob and Mariel Are...

    Celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn who have styled stars including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Will and Jada Smith are back with tips to pull together amazing (and affordable) Halloween costumes. Whether it’s dressing like a rock star, going retro fabulous or channeling your inner Nicki Manaj, Rob and Mariel have you covered. Check out their tips in the following videos. Use their looks and tips as inspiration, and you’ll be good to go! Want to get more personalized tips or advice on your costume ideas? Don’t miss the chance to talk with with Rob and Mariel live via Twitter. You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 19th from 12-1 PM Pacific/3-4 PM Eastern. To participate, all you have to do is follow @Bing, @robzangardi and @marielhaenn. Simply tune in and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards to go towards your costume fund. For more information check out www.binghalloween.com . See you then! - Karin Muskopf and The #BingIt Team: Kari Dilloo - @karidilloo Ted Roduner - ... Read More Celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn who have styled stars including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Will and Jada Smith are back with tips to pull together amazing (and affordable) Halloween costumes. Whether it’s dressing like a rock star, going retro fabulous or channeling your inner Nicki Manaj, Rob and Mariel have you covered. Check out their tips in the following videos. Use their looks and tips as inspiration, and you’ll be good to go! Want to get more personalized tips or advice on your costume ideas? Don’t miss the chance to talk with with Rob and Mariel live via Twitter. You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 19th from 12-1 PM Pacific/3-4 PM Eastern. To participate, all you have to do is follow @Bing, @robzangardi and @marielhaenn. Simply tune in and tweet out your questions and commentary with the hashtag #BingIt. As an added bonus, we’ll be giving away two $50 gift cards to go towards your costume fund. For more information check out www.binghalloween.com . See you then! - Karin Muskopf and The #BingIt Team: Kari Dilloo - @karidilloo Ted Roduner - ... Read More
  • October
    18

    Top Sites Going Global with Translator...

    The ability to use language and the capacity to translate between languages is one of the characteristics that define us as humans. Over the last decade, world class researchers - both at our own research labs and around the world have been working on the problem of machine translation, the results of which you are able to enjoy today on Bing and in many other Microsoft products. Last month at the BUILD conference, Satya Nadella, (President, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft) announced the global, high volume commercial availability of the Translator API. This was a significant milestone for us, as we had seen a tremendous increase in demand from partners who see it adding great value to their customers and wanted the reliability, performance and scale of a Microsoft service. It was an added bonus that we were able to deliver this class of service to our partners at a significantly lower price than alternatives. Over the past few months, the diversity and volume of partners using our API has increased rapidly and continues to grow. A few weeks ago , Facebook rolled out translations powered by our service to many of their major markets across the world. With a user base larger... Read More The ability to use language and the capacity to translate between languages is one of the characteristics that define us as humans. Over the last decade, world class researchers - both at our own research labs and around the world have been working on the problem of machine translation, the results of which you are able to enjoy today on Bing and in many other Microsoft products. Last month at the BUILD conference, Satya Nadella, (President, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft) announced the global, high volume commercial availability of the Translator API. This was a significant milestone for us, as we had seen a tremendous increase in demand from partners who see it adding great value to their customers and wanted the reliability, performance and scale of a Microsoft service. It was an added bonus that we were able to deliver this class of service to our partners at a significantly lower price than alternatives. Over the past few months, the diversity and volume of partners using our API has increased rapidly and continues to grow. A few weeks ago , Facebook rolled out translations powered by our service to many of their major markets across the world. With a user base larger... Read More
  • October
    13

    Announcing the Winners of “Decide Your...

    Congratulations to the winners of the Bing “Decide Your Local Hotspot” sweepstakes. On September 29the, we asked you to share your favorite local places with us on Twitter. We got some great suggestions. We are excited to announce the 5 winners: @BillyPadgett , @scosby , @martiferg , @Judge_Dan , and @ericwilborn . Each of them will be receiving a Samsung Focus Windows 7 Phone. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for the next Twitter contest on @Bing . - The Bing Team Congratulations to the winners of the Bing “Decide Your Local Hotspot” sweepstakes. On September 29the, we asked you to share your favorite local places with us on Twitter. We got some great suggestions. We are excited to announce the 5 winners: @BillyPadgett , @scosby , @martiferg , @Judge_Dan , and @ericwilborn . Each of them will be receiving a Samsung Focus Windows 7 Phone. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for the next Twitter contest on @Bing . - The Bing Team
  • October
    11

    Bing Rewards Sweepstakes Winners and New...

    We are pleased to announce the winners, pending official confirmation, of the three Bing Rewards sweepstakes that ended on September 30. We’re also pleased to announce that we’re now running sweepstakes on a monthly basis and have just launched the first set of these for October. Keep reading for details on the new prizes and how to enter, but first congratulations to our latest winners. Beverly B. of Durham North Carolina had her name drawn as the winner of a trip for two for 10 days anywhere in the United States valued at $5,000. Have a great time and if you’re looking for someone to take, let us know! Madhu T. of Bellevue, Washington was picked as the winner of the entertainment room. He will soon be decking out his house with some new equipment including a 55-Inch LED TV, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect, a one year Netflix subscription and an assortment of movies and games from Amazon.com. Rounding out the selected winners is Sarah R. of Mars, Pennsylvannia for the $1,000 Amazon Gift Card*. She’ll have some shopping decisions to make from amongst the millions of items at Amazon.com and at their affiliate website endless... Read More We are pleased to announce the winners, pending official confirmation, of the three Bing Rewards sweepstakes that ended on September 30. We’re also pleased to announce that we’re now running sweepstakes on a monthly basis and have just launched the first set of these for October. Keep reading for details on the new prizes and how to enter, but first congratulations to our latest winners. Beverly B. of Durham North Carolina had her name drawn as the winner of a trip for two for 10 days anywhere in the United States valued at $5,000. Have a great time and if you’re looking for someone to take, let us know! Madhu T. of Bellevue, Washington was picked as the winner of the entertainment room. He will soon be decking out his house with some new equipment including a 55-Inch LED TV, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect, a one year Netflix subscription and an assortment of movies and games from Amazon.com. Rounding out the selected winners is Sarah R. of Mars, Pennsylvannia for the $1,000 Amazon Gift Card*. She’ll have some shopping decisions to make from amongst the millions of items at Amazon.com and at their affiliate website endless... Read More
  • October
    10

    The Walking Dead: Stagger-On Role Sweepstakes...

    Now, you too can be a zombie on The Walking Dead. Bing is celebrating the season premiere of this the break out show with a spooky new video, which will air during the premier of The Walking Dead, and sponsoring a contest where you can channel your inner zombie to appear on an upcoming episode. We’re teaming with AMC to give one lucky winner a stagger-on role in The Walking Dead: Season 3. Get transformed into a fleshing-eating dead walker by movie make-up legend Greg Nicotero’s creature team. Head over to AMCTV.com for a chance to be zombified! Prize includes: A Stagger-on role for winner only* A visit to the set of AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 for winner and guest. Roundtrip airfare for winner and gues Three (3) day/ Two (2) night hotel accommodations (double occupancy) Ground transportation between airport and hotel $500 spending cash If you can’t wait, head over to Bing Shopping to find everything you need to pull together your own Walking Dead costume. Or, find great Halloween costume tips at binghalloween.com - Lisa Gurry, Director, Bing Now, you too can be a zombie on The Walking Dead. Bing is celebrating the season premiere of this the break out show with a spooky new video, which will air during the premier of The Walking Dead, and sponsoring a contest where you can channel your inner zombie to appear on an upcoming episode. We’re teaming with AMC to give one lucky winner a stagger-on role in The Walking Dead: Season 3. Get transformed into a fleshing-eating dead walker by movie make-up legend Greg Nicotero’s creature team. Head over to AMCTV.com for a chance to be zombified! Prize includes: A Stagger-on role for winner only* A visit to the set of AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 3 for winner and guest. Roundtrip airfare for winner and gues Three (3) day/ Two (2) night hotel accommodations (double occupancy) Ground transportation between airport and hotel $500 spending cash If you can’t wait, head over to Bing Shopping to find everything you need to pull together your own Walking Dead costume. Or, find great Halloween costume tips at binghalloween.com - Lisa Gurry, Director, Bing
  • October
    10

    Craft Test Dummies Join #BingIt to Share...

    Jenny Barnett Rohr is a self-taught craftista and the brains behind the nationally renowned do-it-yourself site Craft Test Dummies . Jenny believes that creativity is innate and that when you tell your inner critic to just shut up already you can have a lot of fun and learn something about yourself. In that spirit, she will be chatting with the BingIt team about ways to unlock your inner crafter this Fall. You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 12th from 12-1 PM Pacific/3-4 PM Eastern and ask Jenny for her advice on cool, expensive ways to express yourself as Summer gives way to Fall. Want to get a head start on Wednesday’s party? Check out some of Bing’s features for helping to plan plan and design on the cheap. Find the Best Deals with Bing Shopping Whether you’re shopping for clothes, craft supplies, cooking equipment or home décor to spice up you Halloween, Bing helps you find the lowest prices quickly. Bing Shopping provides users with different categories for easily navigating and finding what you’re looking for, while at the same time aggregating prices across the Web to make sure you’re paying the... Read More Jenny Barnett Rohr is a self-taught craftista and the brains behind the nationally renowned do-it-yourself site Craft Test Dummies . Jenny believes that creativity is innate and that when you tell your inner critic to just shut up already you can have a lot of fun and learn something about yourself. In that spirit, she will be chatting with the BingIt team about ways to unlock your inner crafter this Fall. You’re invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 12th from 12-1 PM Pacific/3-4 PM Eastern and ask Jenny for her advice on cool, expensive ways to express yourself as Summer gives way to Fall. Want to get a head start on Wednesday’s party? Check out some of Bing’s features for helping to plan plan and design on the cheap. Find the Best Deals with Bing Shopping Whether you’re shopping for clothes, craft supplies, cooking equipment or home décor to spice up you Halloween, Bing helps you find the lowest prices quickly. Bing Shopping provides users with different categories for easily navigating and finding what you’re looking for, while at the same time aggregating prices across the Web to make sure you’re paying the... Read More
  • October
    10

    Bing Teams with Celebrity Stylists to Help...

    It’s shaping up to be a Do-It-Yourself kind of Halloween. According to a recent Bing Survey, nearly 40 % of people said they are abandoning store-bought outfits in favor of making their own costumes this year. 43% of people believe that purchasing a Halloween costume for one night is too expensive (nearly a four-fold increase over last year.) In fact, many people are ditching store bought outfits altogether and embracing their creative side. When asked which celebrity they will be emulating on the 31 st , 47% of women said Kate Middleton and 35 % of men said Edward Cullen of Twilight fame. While designing a costume yourself can be a fun and affordable option, it can also be an overwhelming experience without the right tools to help you conceive and create your masterpiece. With that in mind, we have enlisted a team of Hollywood styling experts to spark your creativity and get you started on the path to a hand-made Halloween. Celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn who have created costumes for a-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Will and Jada Smith have lent us their tips on to how to easily create a unique look that fits your budget, fashion sense... Read More It’s shaping up to be a Do-It-Yourself kind of Halloween. According to a recent Bing Survey, nearly 40 % of people said they are abandoning store-bought outfits in favor of making their own costumes this year. 43% of people believe that purchasing a Halloween costume for one night is too expensive (nearly a four-fold increase over last year.) In fact, many people are ditching store bought outfits altogether and embracing their creative side. When asked which celebrity they will be emulating on the 31 st , 47% of women said Kate Middleton and 35 % of men said Edward Cullen of Twilight fame. While designing a costume yourself can be a fun and affordable option, it can also be an overwhelming experience without the right tools to help you conceive and create your masterpiece. With that in mind, we have enlisted a team of Hollywood styling experts to spark your creativity and get you started on the path to a hand-made Halloween. Celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn who have created costumes for a-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Will and Jada Smith have lent us their tips on to how to easily create a unique look that fits your budget, fashion sense... Read More
  • October
    10

    Windows Phone 7.5: Bing(o) on Mango

    As the Windows Phone 7.5 update, code name “Mango,” rolls out to customers, we are excited to get our hands on what is an elegant, intuitive experience that places the user at the center of the experience. Not surprisingly, what excites us the most is what the team has done with Bing on the new Windows Phone experience. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite features: Beyond the Search Box Bing on Windows Phone now transcends the search box. No longer limited by text, you can now search with voice, audio and vision. Voice : Search without typing using the voice search functionality. Music Search : Find what song is playing by letting you phone "listen" to the music. It not only shows you the name, artist, and album, but even shows you where you can hear or buy it. Bing Vision : You can now use your phone’s camera to look up product information by bringing an object into view. Bing will recognize text and present the option to select words for a search, and instantly return product results if the object has a barcode. Bing Vision can also detect product information from UPC codes, QR Codes and MS Tag as well as cover art for... Read More As the Windows Phone 7.5 update, code name “Mango,” rolls out to customers, we are excited to get our hands on what is an elegant, intuitive experience that places the user at the center of the experience. Not surprisingly, what excites us the most is what the team has done with Bing on the new Windows Phone experience. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite features: Beyond the Search Box Bing on Windows Phone now transcends the search box. No longer limited by text, you can now search with voice, audio and vision. Voice : Search without typing using the voice search functionality. Music Search : Find what song is playing by letting you phone "listen" to the music. It not only shows you the name, artist, and album, but even shows you where you can hear or buy it. Bing Vision : You can now use your phone’s camera to look up product information by bringing an object into view. Bing will recognize text and present the option to select words for a search, and instantly return product results if the object has a barcode. Bing Vision can also detect product information from UPC codes, QR Codes and MS Tag as well as cover art for... Read More
  • October
    07

    Deciding on a Movie? Real Steel Packs a...

    Today Real Steel hits theaters, a classic story pitting the innovative challenger with heart, against an entrenched incumbent. A movie we can get behind. Starring Hugh Jackman, Real Steel follows a boxer who is forced to retire as people are replaced in the ring by robots. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max to build a robot that can fight his way to the championship. In anticipation of the release, we sat down with Sean Levy the director of the film, to explore the critical decisions behind the film. Now check out how you can use Bing to plan your night out to Real Steel: - The Bing Team Today Real Steel hits theaters, a classic story pitting the innovative challenger with heart, against an entrenched incumbent. A movie we can get behind. Starring Hugh Jackman, Real Steel follows a boxer who is forced to retire as people are replaced in the ring by robots. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max to build a robot that can fight his way to the championship. In anticipation of the release, we sat down with Sean Levy the director of the film, to explore the critical decisions behind the film. Now check out how you can use Bing to plan your night out to Real Steel: - The Bing Team