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Search Blog — Feb 2014

  • February
    26

    Bing Rewards Members Get OneDrive 100 GB...

    To celebrate the recent launch of Microsoft’s OneDrive , for a limited time Bing and OneDrive are offering 100 GB of OneDrive storage to all new and existing members of Bing Rewards for just 100 credits*. OneDrive gives you one place for all of your files, including photos, videos, and documents, and it’s available across the devices you use every day. Giving our members the ability to increase their storage by 100 GB for a year, which has a $50 value, allows us to provide another perk for our most consistent and loyal Bing users. Just as Bing Rewards provides its members with rewards across multiple Microsoft brands such as Xbox, Skype, Windows Phone and Windows Store, OneDrive has deep integration with so many of the products you already use. You never have to worry about manually saving your photos and videos. And no more trying to sort out what video format to use—it just works. Plus, Start screen integration with Windows 8.1, and even Xbox slide shows, means there are countless ways your favorite photos and those photos shared with you come to life. And with OneDrive, you can share photos or videos directly to Facebook or via email with one click. You can... Read More To celebrate the recent launch of Microsoft’s OneDrive , for a limited time Bing and OneDrive are offering 100 GB of OneDrive storage to all new and existing members of Bing Rewards for just 100 credits*. OneDrive gives you one place for all of your files, including photos, videos, and documents, and it’s available across the devices you use every day. Giving our members the ability to increase their storage by 100 GB for a year, which has a $50 value, allows us to provide another perk for our most consistent and loyal Bing users. Just as Bing Rewards provides its members with rewards across multiple Microsoft brands such as Xbox, Skype, Windows Phone and Windows Store, OneDrive has deep integration with so many of the products you already use. You never have to worry about manually saving your photos and videos. And no more trying to sort out what video format to use—it just works. Plus, Start screen integration with Windows 8.1, and even Xbox slide shows, means there are countless ways your favorite photos and those photos shared with you come to life. And with OneDrive, you can share photos or videos directly to Facebook or via email with one click. You can... Read More
  • February
    24

    Search and Taxes

    Let’s face it, unless you are an accountant or work for the IRS, tax season probably isn’t a time of year you look forward to. In fact, a recent survey by Bing and Impulse Research revealed that one in four people would rather clean their house from top to bottom than file their taxes. While it’s not one of people’s favorite things to do, taxes is one of the most commonly searched topics, with spikes for tax-related searches starting in January and continuing through April. When we looked at the spiking searches related to taxes, we realized that the vast majority of people were looking for one type of thing: tax forms. This makes sense given almost two thirds of U.S. citizens file their own taxes. With that insight in mind, we set out to make finding, accessing and downloading forms as streamlined as possible. When you search for tax forms or IRS forms (the most common tax related searches) you’ll see an optimized user experience providing you with instant access to tax forms and related documents. If you know which form you’re looking for (e.g. 1040 ) we show you relevant information and quick links but if you don’t know where to... Read More Let’s face it, unless you are an accountant or work for the IRS, tax season probably isn’t a time of year you look forward to. In fact, a recent survey by Bing and Impulse Research revealed that one in four people would rather clean their house from top to bottom than file their taxes. While it’s not one of people’s favorite things to do, taxes is one of the most commonly searched topics, with spikes for tax-related searches starting in January and continuing through April. When we looked at the spiking searches related to taxes, we realized that the vast majority of people were looking for one type of thing: tax forms. This makes sense given almost two thirds of U.S. citizens file their own taxes. With that insight in mind, we set out to make finding, accessing and downloading forms as streamlined as possible. When you search for tax forms or IRS forms (the most common tax related searches) you’ll see an optimized user experience providing you with instant access to tax forms and related documents. If you know which form you’re looking for (e.g. 1040 ) we show you relevant information and quick links but if you don’t know where to... Read More
  • February
    24

    Bing for iPhone App Updates Now Live

    At Bing, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve your experience regardless of which device you’re using. Our greatest resource to inform what we work on next is direct feedback from you. This week, we are releasing a host of updates to the Bing for iPhone app based directly on what you asked for. Let’s take a look. Search Anywhere To streamline navigation, we are introducing a pervasive widget that is always available within the app. With a simple tap, you have 4 finger friendly buttons that allow you to return to the homepage, conduct a voice search, conduct a text search or see your Recent searches. If you don’t feel like using the widget – turn it off in the settings and it’ll be out of your way. Multi-taskers Rejoice! Manage Multiple Searches When searching on your iPhone, it’s usually in the context of getting things done - whether that’s planning a night out, looking for directions or catching up on the latest news. To get things done swiftly while on the go, Bing now lets you run multiple searches without having to get rid of the original results. Now, you can manage all your Recent searches on the Recent page... Read More At Bing, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve your experience regardless of which device you’re using. Our greatest resource to inform what we work on next is direct feedback from you. This week, we are releasing a host of updates to the Bing for iPhone app based directly on what you asked for. Let’s take a look. Search Anywhere To streamline navigation, we are introducing a pervasive widget that is always available within the app. With a simple tap, you have 4 finger friendly buttons that allow you to return to the homepage, conduct a voice search, conduct a text search or see your Recent searches. If you don’t feel like using the widget – turn it off in the settings and it’ll be out of your way. Multi-taskers Rejoice! Manage Multiple Searches When searching on your iPhone, it’s usually in the context of getting things done - whether that’s planning a night out, looking for directions or catching up on the latest news. To get things done swiftly while on the go, Bing now lets you run multiple searches without having to get rid of the original results. Now, you can manage all your Recent searches on the Recent page... Read More
  • February
    21

    Timeline: Understanding Important Events...

    At Bing we are continuing to expand our collection of entities (people, places and things) and deepen our understanding about them. Our goal is to provide you with more insight into these entities so you can quickly discover useful information and in turn, get things done faster when you search on Bing. Introducing Timeline Over the past few weeks, we have been rolling out a new feature called “Timeline” that takes these efforts further. We now show you important events in the timeline of influential or famous people’s lives. In the case of Henry Ford , we highlight several events of Henry’s life including his marriage and early career of farming and running a saw-mill in 1888, incorporating the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and his retirement from the company in 1918. Another timely example of this can be found around Olympic athletes. In the case of Ashley Wagner , who is skating in the Sochi games, a simple search of her name yields a chronology of her career leading to this year’s Olympics. Some lives have more unusual sign posts than others. Take the life of Vincent Van Gogh who toiled in obscurity until his works were rediscovered... Read More At Bing we are continuing to expand our collection of entities (people, places and things) and deepen our understanding about them. Our goal is to provide you with more insight into these entities so you can quickly discover useful information and in turn, get things done faster when you search on Bing. Introducing Timeline Over the past few weeks, we have been rolling out a new feature called “Timeline” that takes these efforts further. We now show you important events in the timeline of influential or famous people’s lives. In the case of Henry Ford , we highlight several events of Henry’s life including his marriage and early career of farming and running a saw-mill in 1888, incorporating the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and his retirement from the company in 1918. Another timely example of this can be found around Olympic athletes. In the case of Ashley Wagner , who is skating in the Sochi games, a simple search of her name yields a chronology of her career leading to this year’s Olympics. Some lives have more unusual sign posts than others. Take the life of Vincent Van Gogh who toiled in obscurity until his works were rediscovered... Read More
  • February
    20

    Gear Up for the Oscars with Bing.com/Awards

    With the Oscars less than two weeks away, Bing continues to serve as the ultimate hub for Hollywood’s biggest night. Bing.com/Awards has been refreshed with updated Bing search trends as well as exclusive data pulled from the Oscar nominees themselves during The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Oscar Nominees Night event. At the event, Bing polled the nominees using the Bing Ballot on the red carpet and found out who the stars themselves think will take home statues in the top categories including Best Movie, Best Actor and Best Actress. Among the Oscar Nominees who interacted with the Bing Ballot were David O. Russell, Barkhad Abdi, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke. When it came to the stars’ pick for Best Picture, “Wolf of Wall Street” narrowly edged out “Gravity” capturing 21 percent of the votes, while the sci-fi thriller received 15 percent. When Oscar nominees were asked who they thought would take home the statuette for Best Actor, 47 percent of them chose Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by Christian Bale with 21 percent. And Bing users agree – according to Bing searches for Best Actor, Leo is the favorite capturing 50 percent of the searches... Read More With the Oscars less than two weeks away, Bing continues to serve as the ultimate hub for Hollywood’s biggest night. Bing.com/Awards has been refreshed with updated Bing search trends as well as exclusive data pulled from the Oscar nominees themselves during The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Oscar Nominees Night event. At the event, Bing polled the nominees using the Bing Ballot on the red carpet and found out who the stars themselves think will take home statues in the top categories including Best Movie, Best Actor and Best Actress. Among the Oscar Nominees who interacted with the Bing Ballot were David O. Russell, Barkhad Abdi, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke. When it came to the stars’ pick for Best Picture, “Wolf of Wall Street” narrowly edged out “Gravity” capturing 21 percent of the votes, while the sci-fi thriller received 15 percent. When Oscar nominees were asked who they thought would take home the statuette for Best Actor, 47 percent of them chose Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by Christian Bale with 21 percent. And Bing users agree – according to Bing searches for Best Actor, Leo is the favorite capturing 50 percent of the searches... Read More
  • February
    18

    New Bing Apps Arrive for Windows Phone...

    At Microsoft, we’ve been hard at work updating our Bing apps as well as bringing a new set of apps to Windows Phone. Today, we’re releasing a comprehensive update to our Bing apps with fresh features and the ability for your personalized content to roam across all your Windows 8.1 devices. We’re also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. First, let’s start with the new apps: New: Introducing the Bing Food & Drink app for Windows Phone Fans of the Windows 8 Food & Drink app will be happy to see the companion app on Windows Phone. The Bing Food & Drink app was designed with the novice cook and seasoned chef in mind. With thousands of recipes from leading culinary content partners including AllRecipes, BigOven, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Food52 and more, you can now find these on Windows Phone. Find the Perfect Recipe: The Food & Drink app lets you access over 300,000 illustrated recipes so there’s something for any menu or occasion. With infinite scroll, you can keep scrolling through the selections until something catches your eye. ... Read More At Microsoft, we’ve been hard at work updating our Bing apps as well as bringing a new set of apps to Windows Phone. Today, we’re releasing a comprehensive update to our Bing apps with fresh features and the ability for your personalized content to roam across all your Windows 8.1 devices. We’re also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. First, let’s start with the new apps: New: Introducing the Bing Food & Drink app for Windows Phone Fans of the Windows 8 Food & Drink app will be happy to see the companion app on Windows Phone. The Bing Food & Drink app was designed with the novice cook and seasoned chef in mind. With thousands of recipes from leading culinary content partners including AllRecipes, BigOven, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Food52 and more, you can now find these on Windows Phone. Find the Perfect Recipe: The Food & Drink app lets you access over 300,000 illustrated recipes so there’s something for any menu or occasion. With infinite scroll, you can keep scrolling through the selections until something catches your eye. ... Read More
  • February
    17

    Finding an Address for the Next Wave of...

    In places like Johannesburg and Rio, millions of people live in shantytowns and favelas – homes that literally don’t show up on the map. Less than one percent of these major urban settlements have been mapped. While these people may not have formal addresses they are not sitting on the sidelines of technology. For instance, smartphone penetration in Brazil is estimated to be up 34% year over year. At Bing, we think there is a huge opportunity to help. That’s why we are taking part in the Global Innovation Summit this week in San Jose, CA. The event brings together NGOs, governments and subject matter experts to explore how we can help accelerate the untapped potential in these communities. How do you build the next Foursquare or attract new customers to your restaurant if you’re not on the map? At Bing we have the opportunity to bring our computational power and mapping infrastructure to these communities. With the ability to take advantage of localized information online these local economies will be able to access the benefits of a platform for innovation and economic mobility. The opportunity is expansive, but extends beyond a search engine or a mapping... Read More In places like Johannesburg and Rio, millions of people live in shantytowns and favelas – homes that literally don’t show up on the map. Less than one percent of these major urban settlements have been mapped. While these people may not have formal addresses they are not sitting on the sidelines of technology. For instance, smartphone penetration in Brazil is estimated to be up 34% year over year. At Bing, we think there is a huge opportunity to help. That’s why we are taking part in the Global Innovation Summit this week in San Jose, CA. The event brings together NGOs, governments and subject matter experts to explore how we can help accelerate the untapped potential in these communities. How do you build the next Foursquare or attract new customers to your restaurant if you’re not on the map? At Bing we have the opportunity to bring our computational power and mapping infrastructure to these communities. With the ability to take advantage of localized information online these local economies will be able to access the benefits of a platform for innovation and economic mobility. The opportunity is expansive, but extends beyond a search engine or a mapping... Read More
  • February
    17

    Calling All Coders: Bing Code Search Arrives

    As a developer, how many times have you had to go to your browser and search for code samples? Have you copied code from code repositories like StackOverflow and used it in the code editor? Have you often felt that it is difficult to pass the project context to your search query to get proper results? We're here to help. We worked in collaboration with Visual Studio and Microsoft Research and are excited to announce the availability of the Bing Code Search Visual Studio extension . Bing Code Search helps you find relevant code samples inside Visual Studio providing you with the ability to review and add that code in the code editor. The search is also in context so, the samples you get back in the results use the same variable name as declared in your original code. Code sources include top code repositories on the web like MSDN , StackOverflow , Donnetperls and CSharp411 . Bing uses signals and metadata including project type and semantic context (e.g. C#/VB compiler) combined with our vast index to deliver relevant code samples directly into the Visual Studio experience. In a few short clicks, you have a set of code snippets for review and copy into the Visual Studio editor... Read More As a developer, how many times have you had to go to your browser and search for code samples? Have you copied code from code repositories like StackOverflow and used it in the code editor? Have you often felt that it is difficult to pass the project context to your search query to get proper results? We're here to help. We worked in collaboration with Visual Studio and Microsoft Research and are excited to announce the availability of the Bing Code Search Visual Studio extension . Bing Code Search helps you find relevant code samples inside Visual Studio providing you with the ability to review and add that code in the code editor. The search is also in context so, the samples you get back in the results use the same variable name as declared in your original code. Code sources include top code repositories on the web like MSDN , StackOverflow , Donnetperls and CSharp411 . Bing uses signals and metadata including project type and semantic context (e.g. C#/VB compiler) combined with our vast index to deliver relevant code samples directly into the Visual Studio experience. In a few short clicks, you have a set of code snippets for review and copy into the Visual Studio editor... Read More
  • February
    13

    Thank You for Your Cooperation: Robocop...

    One of the great things about technology - search in particular - is the chance to constantly explore where the world is headed. Parsing through current trends and dreaming up innovations that will be coming to light in the coming years can seem a lot like science fiction. So it was a natural fit when Sony Pictures asked us to come up with a concept for search in the not-too-distant future to showcase in the upcoming Robocop film (opening this week.) Of course, all of us at Microsoft were huge fans of the original Robocop character, and we are excited to be a part of the project. Since the film is set in 2028 (and not, say, 3028), the team wanted a vision for Bing that was true to the story and innovations on the horizon, but still very much grounded in today’s reality. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Minority Report there is a long precedent of amazing visions of what technology will look like in the future. Microsoft is working to solve some very hard problems around voice recognition, image recognition, dimensional displays and other “natural user inputs” like gestures and eye gaze. Yet, some of the biggest solutions in search are less visible, like understanding... Read More One of the great things about technology - search in particular - is the chance to constantly explore where the world is headed. Parsing through current trends and dreaming up innovations that will be coming to light in the coming years can seem a lot like science fiction. So it was a natural fit when Sony Pictures asked us to come up with a concept for search in the not-too-distant future to showcase in the upcoming Robocop film (opening this week.) Of course, all of us at Microsoft were huge fans of the original Robocop character, and we are excited to be a part of the project. Since the film is set in 2028 (and not, say, 3028), the team wanted a vision for Bing that was true to the story and innovations on the horizon, but still very much grounded in today’s reality. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Minority Report there is a long precedent of amazing visions of what technology will look like in the future. Microsoft is working to solve some very hard problems around voice recognition, image recognition, dimensional displays and other “natural user inputs” like gestures and eye gaze. Yet, some of the biggest solutions in search are less visible, like understanding... Read More
  • February
    12

    Setting the Record Straight

    There has been discussion over the past day or so that Bing results for Chinese language queries done outside of China are somehow intentionally edited or incomplete for political censoring purposes. We can emphatically confirm that they are not. The only time Bing adjusts search results is to comply with local law or for quality or safety reasons such as child abuse or malware. Bing search results outside of China are not subject to and are not modified in any way based on Chinese law. The error we referenced yesterday was one where we incorrectly showed a Chinese ‘removal notification’ message outside of China to users who have selected to view Bing’s People Republic of China version. This message was displayed outside of China with this PRC version of Bing where results were suppressed for any reason (child abuse content, spam, etc.). Again, the search results outside of China were unaltered, and were not censored. We understand that with casual inspection, users may be concerned about censorship when seeing the ‘removal notification’ message intended for users in China and some difference in results between Chinese language and English language... Read More There has been discussion over the past day or so that Bing results for Chinese language queries done outside of China are somehow intentionally edited or incomplete for political censoring purposes. We can emphatically confirm that they are not. The only time Bing adjusts search results is to comply with local law or for quality or safety reasons such as child abuse or malware. Bing search results outside of China are not subject to and are not modified in any way based on Chinese law. The error we referenced yesterday was one where we incorrectly showed a Chinese ‘removal notification’ message outside of China to users who have selected to view Bing’s People Republic of China version. This message was displayed outside of China with this PRC version of Bing where results were suppressed for any reason (child abuse content, spam, etc.). Again, the search results outside of China were unaltered, and were not censored. We understand that with casual inspection, users may be concerned about censorship when seeing the ‘removal notification’ message intended for users in China and some difference in results between Chinese language and English language... Read More
  • February
    12

    Bing on Valentine’s Day

    With Valentine’s Day landing Friday, we thought it would be fitting to see what you were searching for when it came to matters of the heart. Below we have pulled together the top love related search trends of the year as well as our favorite Bing features to help you make the most of the day. Searching for Love Where people live may have something do with how romantic they are. According to the Bing index, the following 10 cities are where people are most likely to be conducting romantic searches. 1) Atlanta, Georgia 2) Washington DC 3) Detroit, Michigan 4) Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas 5) Salt Lake City, Utah 6) San Francisco, California 7) Columbus, Ohio 8) Los Angeles, California 9) Seattle, Washington 10) Indianapolis, Indiana And on the flipside, here are the 5 cities where people are least likely to be searching for love. 1) Tampa Bay, Florida 2) Austin, Texas 3) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 4) Grand Rapids, Michigan 5) St. Louis, Missouri Top Dating Sites We were interested in seeing which dating sites were most searched on Bing over the course of the last year. Here are the top 10 US sites: 1) Plenty of... Read More With Valentine’s Day landing Friday, we thought it would be fitting to see what you were searching for when it came to matters of the heart. Below we have pulled together the top love related search trends of the year as well as our favorite Bing features to help you make the most of the day. Searching for Love Where people live may have something do with how romantic they are. According to the Bing index, the following 10 cities are where people are most likely to be conducting romantic searches. 1) Atlanta, Georgia 2) Washington DC 3) Detroit, Michigan 4) Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas 5) Salt Lake City, Utah 6) San Francisco, California 7) Columbus, Ohio 8) Los Angeles, California 9) Seattle, Washington 10) Indianapolis, Indiana And on the flipside, here are the 5 cities where people are least likely to be searching for love. 1) Tampa Bay, Florida 2) Austin, Texas 3) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 4) Grand Rapids, Michigan 5) St. Louis, Missouri Top Dating Sites We were interested in seeing which dating sites were most searched on Bing over the course of the last year. Here are the top 10 US sites: 1) Plenty of... Read More
  • February
    10

    Bitcoin Conversion Now Live

    For years, you have been able to convert currencies in Bing. Whether you’re looking to compare dollars to pounds, euros to pesos or yuan to rupee, we’ve got over 50 currencies in our index that we’ll display following a few quick keystrokes. As Bitcoin (the peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency) makes headlines and captures the world's attention, we thought it was only natural to give you an easy way to track real-time fluctuations. Starting today, you will find instant Bitcoin conversions at the top of your Bing results.* How many Bitcoins do you need for that $71,000 Tesla? To check it out for yourself, head over to www.bing.com and try a search . To learn more about the data, check out Coinbase's post here. - The Bing Team *This feature is initially available to people in the US, Australia, Canada, India and UK but will be rolling out to additional markets in the coming weeks. For years, you have been able to convert currencies in Bing. Whether you’re looking to compare dollars to pounds, euros to pesos or yuan to rupee, we’ve got over 50 currencies in our index that we’ll display following a few quick keystrokes. As Bitcoin (the peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency) makes headlines and captures the world's attention, we thought it was only natural to give you an easy way to track real-time fluctuations. Starting today, you will find instant Bitcoin conversions at the top of your Bing results.* How many Bitcoins do you need for that $71,000 Tesla? To check it out for yourself, head over to www.bing.com and try a search . To learn more about the data, check out Coinbase's post here. - The Bing Team *This feature is initially available to people in the US, Australia, Canada, India and UK but will be rolling out to additional markets in the coming weeks.
  • February
    07

    Countdown to the Oscars with Bing and The...

    With the Oscars less than a month away, we are pulling out the stops to help you prepare for Hollywood’s biggest night. We have updated www.bing.com/awards with the latest Bing Trends data which includes predictions based on who and what people are searching for this year. We are also partnered with The Hollywood Reporter to create the ultimate Oscars resource guide. The site provides interactive features powered by Bing, including “Bing for More” integrated search features which showcase an array of biographical information, photos and news on the nominees. The site also allows you to cast your own vote with the Bing-powered social ballot which uses crowd sourced data to generate predictive assessments of 2014 winners. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll find on the sites. Based on Bing searches, it’s looking like Best Supporting Actor could be a close call. Jared Leto and Jonah Hill are neck and neck, each capturing 35 percent of searches for best supporting actor for their roles in “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”. And if searches are any indication of who will take home a golden statuette, Leonardo... Read More With the Oscars less than a month away, we are pulling out the stops to help you prepare for Hollywood’s biggest night. We have updated www.bing.com/awards with the latest Bing Trends data which includes predictions based on who and what people are searching for this year. We are also partnered with The Hollywood Reporter to create the ultimate Oscars resource guide. The site provides interactive features powered by Bing, including “Bing for More” integrated search features which showcase an array of biographical information, photos and news on the nominees. The site also allows you to cast your own vote with the Bing-powered social ballot which uses crowd sourced data to generate predictive assessments of 2014 winners. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll find on the sites. Based on Bing searches, it’s looking like Best Supporting Actor could be a close call. Jared Leto and Jonah Hill are neck and neck, each capturing 35 percent of searches for best supporting actor for their roles in “Dallas Buyers Club” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”. And if searches are any indication of who will take home a golden statuette, Leonardo... Read More
  • February
    05

    Track the Winter Games with Bing

    On February 7 th , the opening ceremonies kick off in Sochi, Russia. Whether you’re a fan of curling or figure skating, bobsled or biathlon, giant slalom or hockey, Nordic skiing or all of the above, we’ve got you covered. Bing is your one-stop shop for the most relevant and up-to-date information on the Winter Games. Let’s take a look. Event Schedule Curious to know when you’re favorite event is taking place? Simply type in the name of the event you’re interested in, say “ snowboarding ” and we’ll give you a rundown of the scheduled events directly in the search results. Interested to when your favorite athlete is competing? Just enter their name into the search box and we’ll present you with their schedule. Explore Athletes As we all know, the Winter Olympics happen every four years which makes it hard to keep track of the top athletes. With that in mind, we are adding an easy way for you to get up to speed with a new timeline feature that gives a quick chronological list of the athlete’s career highlights. Real-Time Medal Tally To help you keep tabs on the latest medal tally, we are releasing a... Read More On February 7 th , the opening ceremonies kick off in Sochi, Russia. Whether you’re a fan of curling or figure skating, bobsled or biathlon, giant slalom or hockey, Nordic skiing or all of the above, we’ve got you covered. Bing is your one-stop shop for the most relevant and up-to-date information on the Winter Games. Let’s take a look. Event Schedule Curious to know when you’re favorite event is taking place? Simply type in the name of the event you’re interested in, say “ snowboarding ” and we’ll give you a rundown of the scheduled events directly in the search results. Interested to when your favorite athlete is competing? Just enter their name into the search box and we’ll present you with their schedule. Explore Athletes As we all know, the Winter Olympics happen every four years which makes it hard to keep track of the top athletes. With that in mind, we are adding an easy way for you to get up to speed with a new timeline feature that gives a quick chronological list of the athlete’s career highlights. Real-Time Medal Tally To help you keep tabs on the latest medal tally, we are releasing a... Read More