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  • Blog Post: A breakthrough in speech recognition with Deep-Neural-Network approach

    As you may know, I’m a big fan of a Microsoft Research technology known as MAVIS – it indexes audio and video content and then allows you to search for a word or phrase across that content and jump to the exact point at which it was uttered. It’s one of those things that’s...
  • Blog Post: Bing: The Future is Now

    Video: Bing and O'Reilly Media: The Future of Search Hot on the heels of the much discussed Farsight Beyond the Search Box event, our Bing team has hooked up with O’Reilly to create a series titled “The Future of Search”. Bold words but that’s the ambition Bing has...
  • Blog Post: Do you like Bing?

    …it seems like more and more people like Bing – whether it’s the home page images or the shift towards being a decision engine , Bing is making waves (speaking of which, I want that waves infused Bing homepage…now!)…. If you like a Bing homepage image, you can now...
  • Blog Post: Bing: the truth is out there

    There was a truth in the original Windows Phone adverts - that we were becoming a species that always had our heads down, looking into a device and ignoring the real world in front of us while entranced by the digital world. The answer to that truth from Windows Phone was an OS designed to get you in...
  • Blog Post: Bing gets a lasso

    <a href="http://video.msn.com?vid=5ac23e96-2489-4466-8433-d56ab7a83cdc&mkt=en-us&src=FLPl:embed::uuids" target="_new" title="Bing for iPad Update: Searching without a search box" data-mce-href="http://video.msn.com?vid=5ac23e96-2489-4466-8433-d56ab7a83cdc&mkt...
  • Blog Post: Bing Autos is making car search smart

    I was chatting with a pal this weekend who is moving to Seattle next month. He’s going through many of the same decisions I went through 7 or so months ago and similarly, choosing a car is near the top of his list. I’d already pointed him to Cars.com which I’m a big fan of but this...
  • Blog Post: 500px photography now featured on Bing

    Bing and social photo site 500px are both known for arrestingly beautiful photography. So it’s only natural that they’ve teamed up to showcase world-class photography by bringing select images from 500px’s community of mind-blowingly talented photographers to the Bing experience. ...
  • Blog Post: Bing is chasing verbs in more ways than one

    I don’t normally post stuff at the weekend but this is worth a read – Steve Lohr’s piece in the New York Times this weekend asking Can Microsoft Make You ‘Bing’? I stumbled across it while lounging on my sofa yesterday and flicking through the NY Times on my Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Facebook and Bing: Chromeo

    As we head in to the weekend, here’s the new Bing advert – highlighting the new social features we announced earlier this week. I have a more detailed post coming next week on this as I’ve spent the week playing around with it and want to share my findings. For now, enjoy the video...
  • Blog Post: Bing homepage becomes downloadable

    In a post on the Bing blog today Stephanie Horstmanshof announced the introduction of an easy way to download the Bing Homepage Image of the day. Check out that little download icon on the bottom right of the home page today. [update] Pradeep spotted that you from the Bing app on Windows 8,...
  • Blog Post: The new Bing

    Earlier this morning we announced the ‘new’ Bing – the most significant change in the 3 years since Bing launched. The most visual change you will see as this rolls out in the next weeks and months is a social sidebar to provide you with answers from friends. Another column in the new...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone translates my world

    I’m sure many folks who read the blog already know about the translate feature in Windows Phone 7.5 – though I’ve done enough demos of late to convince me to share this further. I’m a big food lover and recently had some friends in town who speak Chinese so we decided to test...
  • Blog Post: Project Emporia arrives on Windows Phone 7

    Imagine a news service that learnt over time what you liked and what you didn’t to give you a personalized services. On the TV, I would actually pay good money for such a service – in the meantime, I can get it on my Windows Phone 7 with the availability of Project Emporia in the Marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Beyond the Search Box Pt1

    I’m down in San Francisco today at UCSF attending FarSight 2011: Beyond the Search Box . The event is organized by Big Think with support from our Bing team - but this is no Bing “show and tell” – it’s gathering of “big heads” for presentations, panels and discussions...
  • Blog Post: What did we learn today about the future of search?

    I’m sat on the plane home from the Farsight 2011 – Beyond the Search Box event putting together my thoughts on the day. I covered much of the event in real-time on Twitter – the 4+ hours of talk, debate and sometimes joust whizzed by so here is a smash and grab of the things I took...
  • Blog Post: Bing hits the slopes

    More from the Bing Originals range – makes me want to get back on the slopes. Tweet
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research Offers A Different Perspective on Internet Search

    We talk about Bing as a “decision engine” that anticipates your intent and surfaces search results to help you quickly make an informed decision. Built into this concept is the assumption that productivity is your chief goal. The Socio-Digital Systems group in Microsoft Research Cambridge...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Local Impact Map gets a facelift – Bing style

    Of all the improvements Bing has introduced, I think the one I’ve enjoyed the most is Bing Maps.They’ve done a pretty amazing job of immersing the user in the mapping experience, and every few months it seems like they bring a new feature or gives us a peak at some of the new stuff they’re...
  • Blog Post: Bing gets some Klout

    I’m an on and off user of Klout but likely now more on as Bing has announced a partnership with the social influence service. It’s all part of the continued effort to bring relevant information to your search results. Klout joins Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Quora in the People Who...
  • Blog Post: VIDEO: The story behind Bing home page images

    Last year I wrote a post about the work of Stepahnie Horstmanshof and the team behind the Bing home page images. Stephanie and Kristin Dean recently spoke at the PSFK conference in San Francisco about their work. It’s a pretty fascinating insight in to the history of the home page image, the selection...
  • Blog Post: Bing Halloween

    If you haven’t checked out Bing.com today you’re missing a very cool (and creepy) video home page.
  • Blog Post: Bing Adds Non-Stop Access to Cheaper Airfare

    When we launched Bing a couple years ago, it was with an unabashed proclamation that Bing is a “decision engine” that helped users make more informed choices. The Bing team introduced thoughtful design changes and features aimed at improving the user experience…and they continue to...
  • Blog Post: Bing homepage – now with video

    We’ve seen demos of it for a while and now it’s here – video on the Bing home page . A few weeks back we featured Stephanie Horstmanshof on this blog, talking about the cool job she has as managing editor of the Bing home page. Since this video feature was shown a while back, the...
  • Blog Post: Bing for iPad app

    The Bing guys announced an app for iPad today and it looks pretty sweet - Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land is effusive in his praise. Stefan and Zach take you through the details in the video above. I love audio search in particular….and Stefan’s use of the word boom . Heard that somewhere...
  • Blog Post: 360° degree panoramas on the Bing homepage

    To mark the occasion of the Windows 8 launch and a set of great Bing apps on the new OS, the Bing team released a new feature in Bing.com today - 360° degree panoramas. And if you’re running Windows 8 in a touch device, you can explore the image with zoom, pinch and swipe gestures. Check out...
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