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The Bing UK blog — Dec 2012

  • December
    27

    Help Your Britain - Wilton's Music Hall

    Today marks the 10 th user-nominated charity to be showcased on the Bing homepage as part of our Help Your Britain campaign, where we showcase the work of a small UK charity on the last Friday of each month, enabling the cause to tell its own story. There are more than 187,000 registered charities across Great Britain with a story to be told, many of whom will never be heard due to the lack of resources at their disposal. We’re shining the spotlight on these unsung British heroes as part of a long-term campaign, enabling you, the British public, to nominate the charities you would like to see featured on the homepage on the final Friday of each month via www.bing.com/HelpYourBritain . Today is the turn of … Wilton’s Music Hall is a stunning and atmospheric building in East London which presents an exciting programme of imaginative and diverse entertainment including critically acclaimed drama, music, comedy, and cabaret. Wilton’s Music Hall Trust is currently fundraising, as part of their Capital Project, to restore and renovate their 153 year old hall in order to protect the building for generations to come. Planned improvements for the next 12 months include renovating the roof, improving... Read More Today marks the 10 th user-nominated charity to be showcased on the Bing homepage as part of our Help Your Britain campaign, where we showcase the work of a small UK charity on the last Friday of each month, enabling the cause to tell its own story. There are more than 187,000 registered charities across Great Britain with a story to be told, many of whom will never be heard due to the lack of resources at their disposal. We’re shining the spotlight on these unsung British heroes as part of a long-term campaign, enabling you, the British public, to nominate the charities you would like to see featured on the homepage on the final Friday of each month via www.bing.com/HelpYourBritain . Today is the turn of … Wilton’s Music Hall is a stunning and atmospheric building in East London which presents an exciting programme of imaginative and diverse entertainment including critically acclaimed drama, music, comedy, and cabaret. Wilton’s Music Hall Trust is currently fundraising, as part of their Capital Project, to restore and renovate their 153 year old hall in order to protect the building for generations to come. Planned improvements for the next 12 months include renovating the roof, improving... Read More
  • December
    27

    Behind the scenes at Wilton's Music Hall

    <a href="http://video.uk.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&amp;vid=5b7d1bb4-a069-4d78-ac05-9c54a7edc3e1&amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;from=dest_en-gb_destination" target="_new" title="Wilton’s music hall" data-mce-href="http://video.uk.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&amp;vid=5b7d1bb4-a069-4d78-ac05-9c54a7edc3e1&amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;from=dest_en-gb_destination">Video: Wilton’s music hall</a> <a href="http://video.uk.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&amp;vid=5b7d1bb4-a069-4d78-ac05-9c54a7edc3e1&amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;from=dest_en-gb_destination" target="_new" title="Wilton’s music hall" data-mce-href="http://video.uk.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&amp;vid=5b7d1bb4-a069-4d78-ac05-9c54a7edc3e1&amp;from=shareembed-syndication&amp;src=v5:embed:syndication:&amp;from=dest_en-gb_destination">Video: Wilton’s music hall</a>
  • December
    14

    The Bing Desktop App - the beauty of the...

    Following keen consumer interest, Microsoft is pleased to announce the new Bing Desktop application for Windows is now available for download here . Every day, the application automatically updates your desktop wallpaper with a high resolution image of the day’s homepage, drawn from the most beautiful images Bing uses around the world. Bing Desktop also allows you to go back through the previous nine days of inspiring imagery, perfect if you want to view images from days you were away from your computer. In addition, Bing Desktop marries the beauty of Bing’s daily homepage with a quick, convenient and moveable search bar that allows you to discover and do more, keeping you in touch with highlights of the top news, videos, images and popular now topics within the search bar. All you need to do is simply click on the content icon, select the content type and scroll through the top headlines without needing to open a browser first. This allows you to get the information you need and get on your way faster than ever. To start searching, all you need to do is simply click on the Bing taskbar icon, or the Bing tile in Windows 8 Modern mode, and the search bar... Read More Following keen consumer interest, Microsoft is pleased to announce the new Bing Desktop application for Windows is now available for download here . Every day, the application automatically updates your desktop wallpaper with a high resolution image of the day’s homepage, drawn from the most beautiful images Bing uses around the world. Bing Desktop also allows you to go back through the previous nine days of inspiring imagery, perfect if you want to view images from days you were away from your computer. In addition, Bing Desktop marries the beauty of Bing’s daily homepage with a quick, convenient and moveable search bar that allows you to discover and do more, keeping you in touch with highlights of the top news, videos, images and popular now topics within the search bar. All you need to do is simply click on the content icon, select the content type and scroll through the top headlines without needing to open a browser first. This allows you to get the information you need and get on your way faster than ever. To start searching, all you need to do is simply click on the Bing taskbar icon, or the Bing tile in Windows 8 Modern mode, and the search bar... Read More
  • December
    13

    New this Week: Bing Image Vertical Refresh

    Those of you who enjoy using the Bing image search function will have noticed some changes this week to the way in which the service works. We've made a few changes that follow on from the refresh in June 2012 - the image search function now offers bigger thumbnails, related searches, and an exploration pane to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for, fast. Dense Image Layout - we've enhanced the content that is most relevant to make it shine, plus increased the size of thumbnails so that you can see what you're dealing with. Exploration Pane - browse around and explore multiple topics at once. Smooth Hover - our new hover experience is designed to be smooth, fluid and a little bit addictive. Give it go and see for yourself! Refinement and Filtering- the new filter bar across top gives you powerful functionality at your fingertips, ready for you to explore and discover. Like what you see? Let us know in the comments, over on our Facebook page or on Twitter . Those of you who enjoy using the Bing image search function will have noticed some changes this week to the way in which the service works. We've made a few changes that follow on from the refresh in June 2012 - the image search function now offers bigger thumbnails, related searches, and an exploration pane to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for, fast. Dense Image Layout - we've enhanced the content that is most relevant to make it shine, plus increased the size of thumbnails so that you can see what you're dealing with. Exploration Pane - browse around and explore multiple topics at once. Smooth Hover - our new hover experience is designed to be smooth, fluid and a little bit addictive. Give it go and see for yourself! Refinement and Filtering- the new filter bar across top gives you powerful functionality at your fingertips, ready for you to explore and discover. Like what you see? Let us know in the comments, over on our Facebook page or on Twitter .