Bing blogs

This is a place devoted to giving you deeper insight
into the news, trends, people and technology behind Bing.

Site Blogs

Site Blogs
A description has not yet been added to this group.
Results for bing maps
View more results: All Community | Site Blogs
  • Blog Post: Capture and Share Panoramas Anywhere You Go with the Photosynth App

    What does a beautiful mountain pass, your favorite coffee shop, and your blossoming backyard garden all have in common? They’re all places you would love to capture and share, but a single photograph just won’t do. Today, we're introducing the official Photosynth app which lets you capture...
  • Blog Post: MSN and Bing Getting Up Close and Personal with New Moon and Twilight

    Holy Twilight-mania! I attempted to look for information on Twilight and there are, well, hundreds if not thousands of Twilight sites out there, I found myself buried in a torrent of Twilight hysteria. I mean, I have heard about this phe-nom but did not truly, culturally, philosophically understand it...
  • Blog Post: Getting places faster with Bing Local

    Lately there’s been a lot of discussion about how to find what you’re looking for locally. It’s a very large percentage of queries, but providing great results for these searches is a bit different from more general queries. The initial results need to be more specific and take location...
  • Blog Post: Starry starry night

    Do you ever find yourself gazing up at the sky on a night filled will stars and wondering what’s with all the sparkling lights, or where the heck are the Big and Little Dippers, anyways? I know I have a time or two. Luckily for us the Bing Maps team has been busy integrating their work with the...
  • Blog Post: Jay-Z finds a new canvas

    Since October 18 th “ Jay-Z Decoded by Bing ” has taken players from the streets of Brooklyn, to luxury hotels in Miami, to New Orleans’ rooftops. Over the past 17 days, players have found over 170 pages of Jay-Z’s upcoming book Decoded . This week players made – the virtual...
  • Blog Post: Jay-Z Decoded by Bing: Winners announced!

    Thank you for helping to make history with Jay-Z Decoded. The response has been amazing and we are happy to announce the winners in the Decode Jay-Z Sweepstakes from www.bing.com/jay-z . The Grand Prizes have been officially awarded to Keisha T. from Northville, Michigan, and Latifah M. from New York...
  • Blog Post: It Really is Rocket Science

    Today we celebrate a really great day for both high-resolution satellite imagery and kids in schools. That might seem like a strange combo so let me explain. Yesterday DigitalGlobe launched their new WorldView-2 satellite into space – you can read more about it here. Yours truly, along with...
  • Blog Post: Getting you to where you want to go with Bing Local

    You’ve heard us say it before – Bing is about helping you make better decisions. Bing Local is designed to bring that power closer to home. We’ve had a blast hearing from folks about the tools and features we put into the product to help them research and plan get togethers in their...
  • Blog Post: Play “Decode Jay-Z by Bing” for a chance to win a lifetime pass to see Jay-Z live

    Jay-Z and Bing are proud to announce the addition of a final prize to the 'Decode Jay-Z by Bing’ experience: The Jay-Z Lifetime Pass . To anyone who locates all of the pages online, we are adding the chance to win free access for you and a friend to every single Jay-Z show anywhere in the...
  • Blog Post: Bing is here!

    We announced the imminent arrival of Bing last week and the excitement has been building ever since. Beginning today, www.Bing.com opens its front door worldwide. Welcome! We hope you enjoy the new experience and can’t wait to hear your feedback. Want some sample queries to try? Check out...
  • Blog Post: A New Look for Pushpins, Popups, and Transit

    We’ve just rolled out some exciting new updates to www.bing.com/maps that make it easier for you to find information on the map, explore the layouts of over 850 venues, as well as get to where you’re going with public transit (or transport). Read on to learn more! Pushpin and Popup refresh...
  • Blog Post: Spatial Search: The Next Frontier

    Have you ever thought about all the content and media out there on the Web? Information that we use daily to help make decisions, like reviews of the best restaurant for chicken parmesan or the t-shirt shop perfect for a vintage G&R t-shirt? We all know that you can find nearly anything on the web...
  • Blog Post: Mall Maps and Map Search come to Bing for Mobile

    Today, we’re happy to announce that we have added mall maps and map search to Bing for Mobile Browse. You may recall that we initially announced mall maps for the desktop last December . Since then we’ve been listening to your feedback and have been hard at work growing our coverage. We’re...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Unveils Exclusive High Res Imagery with Global Ortho Project

    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...
  • Blog Post: Let The Games Begin

    Looking to stay abreast of the Summer Games 2012? Bing has you covered! Start with the Bing homepage for daily highlights, news, events and more. Interested in stats and schedules? In a few keystrokes you can get the information you’re looking for directly in the Bing results page. For those lucky...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth App Update and Best of Bing Maps Summer Xbox & Kinect Contest

    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,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Imagine Cup, Check Out What Students are Creating

    Imagine a room full of U.S. students (16 and up) with projects they created to solve the world’s toughest problems. They’re from all over the country. Picture yourself chatting with the students from the University of Arkansas, Team Uca Ursus, about their automated system to track the speed...
  • Blog Post: Play “Decode Jay-Z with Bing” and win

    It’s been 10 days since we launched “Decode Jay-Z with Bing.” In that time, you have discovered over 105 pages of Jay-Z’s upcoming book Decoded . As you know, Jay-Z has placed the pages of his new book, Decoded , out in the world to be found. And he’s partnered with us...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps at Where 2.0 2010

    This week Bing Maps and Microsoft Research will be heading to San Jose to attend O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 Conference. Blaise Aguera y Arcas, architect of Bing Maps will kick off the event keynote at 9am and will also take part in “The Big Picture, from the Big Players” panel at 2pm...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps: Adding Apps, Dropping Beta!

    Are we all back from the holidays yet? For some on the maps team, the holiday’s biggest gift was getting to work on updating the Bing Maps experience based on what you told us you wanted to see. Why are things in beta anyway? It’s so we can try new experiences, hear what you like and don’t...
  • Blog Post: Bing Map Apps SDK Release, Site Enhancements and New Platform APIs

    Today at Tech Ed, 2010 in New Orleans, LA we’re announcing some big additions to Bing Maps which focus around both developers and end users. First, we’re officially announcing an SDK for developers to build Map Apps for Bing Maps. Bing Map Apps are web services that are being integrated as...
  • Blog Post: Explore the Royal Wedding with Photosynth

    In celebration of the Royal Wedding, we have assembled a Photosynth capturing the couple's first kiss in its full panoramic splendor. People are sharing their synths online including this marvelous set published to the Wales Online site. This synth explore Westminster Abbey from multiple perspectives...
  • Blog Post: Decide, decode and win: Explore the life and times of Jay-Z with Bing

    Ever listen to your favorite song and wonder what inspired the artist to write it? Curious if there’s hidden meaning behind the lyrics? Starting tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a multi-platform search experience to learn how one of today’s most iconic artists...
  • Blog Post: PDC 09 - See the Future of Developer Technology

    The Professional Developers Conference 2009 Bing Maps will be at this year's PDC conference. November 17 – 19, 2009 Workshops November 16 Los Angeles Convention Center
  • Blog Post: Australian TechEd Conference

    Australian TechEd Conference Sept 8th-11th, 2009] Already a sell out so make sure you visit the Bing Maps stand to see live demos and hear how commercial and government customers large and small are using Bing Maps.