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  • Blog Post: Smart Motion Preview and SafeSearch

    One of the things we noticed in looking at how customers use search is the number of times people clicked the Back button in their browser soon after clicking on a search result. When we dug into this, we found that people who clicked on the Back button quickly often did so because they were disappointed...
  • Blog Post: 8 Ways to Search on Windows 8: Start and Search Charm

    Windows 8 is here and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact we’re so excited, we’re kicking off a series in which we’ll showcase 8 ways to use Bing on Windows 8. Check back here on Wednesdays and Thursdays, to see how we’ve reimagined search to be fast, fluid and built...
  • Blog Post: Evolving Search on Facebook

    Almost two-and-a-half years ago, Bing and Facebook started down a path to make search more social. We both firmly believed that people possess the keys to unlock a world of knowledge previously inaccessible via traditional search. There was increasingly an opportunity to improve discovery on the web...
  • Blog Post: Bing Search Quality Insights: Whole Page Relevance

    Dr. Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist for Core Search at Bing If you compared the results you see with Bing today with those of our search product five years ago, at first glance they might seem similar - ten blue links presented with text summaries. However, if you look closer you would see some important...
  • Blog Post: Search Developer Summit 2009 (SEO) - Jane and Robot- June 12

    Bing is the proud sponsor of Search Developer Summit 2009 hosted by the fine folks at jane and robot . When: Friday June 12, 2009 from 10:00am - 6:00pm Where: Microsoft San Francisco Office - 835 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, California 94103 Description: Come mix with leaders in...
  • Blog Post: TechFlash Summer BBQ & Ping Pong - July 23 2009 Seattle

    Bing is the "Presenting Sponsor" for the upcoming TechFlash summer event! Even if you're not into ping-pong, the July 23 get-together at Seattle's Georgetown Ballroom will be a great place to meet up and hang out with other technology geeks and entrepreneurs. One nice feature of the venue is that it...
  • Blog Post: Management Excellence - by Eugenia Sawa

    As we head into the NBA Finals, my mind turns to Erik Spoelstra and the unique situation he is in. With the finals starting tonight, I think about how Erik Spoelstra’s role as head coach of the Miami Heat, a team of very strong individual players each with their own strengths translates to the...
  • Blog Post: Testing in the Ad Platform BI Team by Lisa Liu

    My name is Lisa, and I am the test manager for the Ad Platform Business Intelligence team. I have been with Microsoft for 7 years and have been with the Ad Platform BI team for the past three and half years. I worked in the Exchange Server team for 4 years since joining Microsoft. Prior to that, I worked...
  • Blog Post: Social Job Search by Ali

    I think by now we all know that Bing is more than just a search engine, it's a decision engine. But did you also know that your friends can now help you make better decisions? A couple weeks ago, the Bing team introduced the world to Social Search. Social Search is a feature of Bing which combines search...
  • Blog Post: A day in my life with Bing: Part 1 by Marie

    As a Microsoftie it sometimes feels like we are obligated to use the products (or at least pretend we do), but when it comes to Bing I willingly drink the Kool-Aid and eat the dog food on this one. Actually, I feel like I never close the Bing.com tab on my browser because I am always using it. Since...
  • Blog Post: Gaurav Sareen: Development Manager for the Bing Search Platforms team

    Gaurav Sareen is the Development Manager for the Search Platforms team. The mission of the Search Platforms team is to "accelerate the Bing team," providing a platform for building the best in class search and directly focusing on the challenges around scale, performance, reliability and cost. Gaurav...
  • Blog Post: Meet Erez, Senior SDE with the SVC Search Technology Center – Bing Health

    I work in the knowledge domain group which is responsible for powering the Bing Health vertical. From a professional perspective, the work is challenging. The search world is ever advancing, and we are at the cutting edge of technology. But what makes Bing Health special is the feedback we are getting...
  • Blog Post: Meet Ross - the lead behind our Bing homepage

    I'm Ross Comer and I lead the team that develops the Bing homepage. Having run other parts of Bing such as News and Entertainment Search, it's very exciting to now be responsible for the homepage which is the best visual representation of the Bing brand. It is a key differentiator from our competitors...
  • Blog Post: Meet Gunjan Gupta, Senior Research SDE with the Bing Segment Relevance team

    Gunjan works on Bing's Segment Relevance team. This team focuses on ranking relevance and other machine learning problems for various Bing verticals such as commerce, images, and video. Besides the verticals, they also affect the answers triggering on the main Bing page when the user types segment-specific...
  • Blog Post: Why Should You Talk to a Recruiter, You Ask? I’ll Tell You - by Andrea LaCoy

    I think that everyone would agree with the statement that we live in a world that is ever changing and always evolving. The standard way of doing things in the past are being replaced with the better, faster, more efficient versions and this can been seen in almost everything we do. Making a career change...
  • Blog Post: Want to Change the World? Want to Make the Web a Better Place? by Kay Kelison

    Microsoft Bing is hiring the next innovator! We are heading to Dublin, Ireland to interview the best engineers from all over Europe for this quest! Will you be the LUCKY one? Have you ever considered relocating to the U.S.? Have you ever dreamed about completely revolutionizing the way the world interacts...
  • Blog Post: Boulder: Bird’s Eye Imagery & New State-of-the-Art Facility (by Nathan)

    The Bing Mobile group in Boulder, Colorado is constantly developing new areas to bring relevance to search through processing and interpreting imagery. When we last met, I had outlined the structure of our team and operations in Boulder, CO. This time around, I’d like to take some time to...
  • Blog Post: Challenges of Testing Data - Is it Really 73°F in Seattle right now? – by Cyril Bouanna

    Cyril Bounanna is a Senior Development Lead for the Bing Data Quality and Measurement Team. Today he presents to us a real-life scenario that software engineers and testers encounter when they are building Bing. *** Software engineers have developed a lot of expertise and solutions to assess code...
  • Blog Post: Wei Chu talks Bing, machine learning and applied research

    My name is Wei Chu. I am an Applied Researcher on Bing's contextual relevance team. The mission of this team is to bring personalization in the user search experience. My commitment is to improve Bing search results by introducing significant signals relevant to personalized search relevance. I am doing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Bing Team Recruiting Event In Dublin, Ireland May 2012

    Want to change the world? Want to make the Web a better place? Microsoft Bing is hiring the next innovator! We are heading to Dublin, Ireland to interview the best engineers from all over Europe for this quest! Will you be the LUCKY one? Have you ever considered relocating to the U...
  • Blog Post: NEW DATE FOR OUR EVENT: “Invent the Future with Qi Lu – Come Join Our Bing Team”

    Bing will be hosting a recruiting event in Sydney, Australia the week of January 30 th thru February 3 rd , 2012 to recruit top talent from all over Australia and neighboring countries and our focus will be: Software Development Engineer (SDE) Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) ...
  • Blog Post: Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Bing Testing by Ken Johnston

    We don't share everything about the internals of how Bing operates but we have publicly shared with the world that Bing has its own version of Hadoop (also similar to Map Reduce / Google File System ) that we call Cosmos and shared that we have multiple Petabytes of data on this data cloud. One of the...
  • Blog Post: A CSG to FTE Bing Design Success Story! by Stephanie

    I joined Bing Design team in April of this year (2011) as a user experience and visual designer. The design team works directly with user research and editorial to create the visual presentation and user experience of bing.com (including, that beautiful, interactive, home page). For 2 years prior to...
  • Blog Post: Welcome To Our Super Team – Supratim!

    I work in the “Paid Search” division within OSD. We are the team that fuels the monetization for Bing Search and now Yahoo search as well. Microsoft’s paid search advertising, aka adCenter, provides an advertising platform for search marketing advertisers to reach to users who are searching...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog: How Kids Learn

    "Hey, can we see Bing today?" That's how it started. Earlier this school year I began to use the Bing homepage as an attention grabber in my 21 st century classroom. Now my students ask for it! I use a digital enhancement to enrich almost each day's class. My students anticipate...