January 21, 2022

165TB of New Imagery Added to Bing Maps

From the Bing Community Blog: Today we’re thrilled to announce the publication of our largest satellite release to date. In fact, this release is larger than all of our past Aerial releases combined! The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Both releases total 165 terabytes of new data […]

Bing “Relaunch” Now Available to All U.S. Users

Last week there was news from Microsoft about a new look and several features on Bing. Danny Sullivan posted this overview about the new look and features on Search Engine Land. Today, Bing is announcing that the relaunched version is now available to all U.S. users. To Access: Simply Head to http://www.bing.com/new A video is […]

Several Improvements Made to Bing Maps, More than 900 Venue Maps Now Available

From a Search Engine Land Post by Greg Sterling: Microsoft has introduced a number of improvements to Bing Maps, chief among which is making “venue maps” more obvious. Microsoft says there are roughly 900 venue/interior maps on Bing focused primarily on “malls, airports, casinos and shopping districts.” Google has a similar initiative but it’s focused […]

"Bing Marries Native App, HTML5 In Upgraded Mobile Version"

From a Greg Sterling Post on SearchEngineLand.com: Microsoft has updated its iPhone and Android apps to make them more consistent with the features and user experience in the HTML5 version of Bing. The HTML5 mobile web version of Bing had actually “gotten ahead” of the native apps that Microsoft had developed. New Features Include: Daily […]

New From Bing: Maps For 42 U.S. Airport Terminals

Rollout with maps of 42 airport terminals got underway yesterday. Here’s an example using the map for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). More info including a list of the airports and two ways to quickly access the terminal maps. See Also: Bing Provides Maps For More than 400 U.S. Shopping Malls

Bing Begins Roll Out "Adaptive Search"

Rolling out over the next few days in the U.S. From a Search Engine Land Post by Barry Schwartz: Bing has announced at SMX East today a new personalization feature named adaptive search. It seems a lot like Google’s previous query feature but supposedly, it goes well beyond just the previous query. Bing said the […]

Reference: Detailed Maps of 400 U.S. Shopping Malls Now Available on Bing Mobile and Desktop

Last December, Bing began adding store-by-store maps of shopping malls around the U.S. available to their desktop search product via Bing Maps. Today, maps for more than 400 malls are available and the other day we learned that shopping mall maps are now accessible on Bing Mobile (m.bing.com). This Bing Blog post has directions on […]

Roundup: U.S. Internet Statistics: Mobile Map Usage Up; LinkedIn Now #2; Online Video; and More

Here’s a Roundup of Some New Stats: LinkedIn Assumes #2 Spot among U.S. Social Networking Sites (incl. Chart; via comScore) 73% of users access mobile social networks every day (ABI Research via Fierce Mobile Content) U.S. Mobile Map Audience Grows 39 Percent in Past Year as Fixed-Internet Map Audience Softens Slightly (via comScore) “Internet Users […]

No Need to Copy and Paste: Bing's iPad App Updated With "Lasso" Technology, Just Circle and Search

Here are a few items that take a look at the new “Lasso” capability that launched today and is available for Bing’s iPad app. What is it? Your using an iPad and your reading something (article, book, etc) and you want to search for more info. With Lasso there is no need to type into […]

Cool! Create Heat Maps With Bing & "Relevant" iPhone App Results Now Visible on Bing Mobile Search Results Pages

A busy week at Bing. A couple of days ago we pointed out that Bing had updated their mobile site (m.bing.com) with several new features including an option to view a map and directions simultaneously. Today, two more new features from Bing. 1.  Info Visualization: “New Heat Map Creator app makes heat maps easy” (via […]