Bing Looks Back At 2013

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The Bing team took a look back at Bing’s growth in 2013:

The Best Video Selection on the Web

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Because we know that video on the web is more than YouTube, Bing Video showcases leading web video services such as Vevo, Hulu, Daily Motion, CBS, MSN, MTV, Vimeo, and more (and yes, YouTube also!) Looks like you agree with us, as your activity on Bing Video more than doubled in 2013 year over year.

Now That’s A Lot of Data

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If you were to line up pixels from all of the aerial imagery that make up Bing Maps, you could make four round trips to Venus with pixels to spare.

Drinking from the Social Fire Hose

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For every search, we believe there’s someone out there who can help. So, whether you want to see what your colleagues Facebooked for lunch, or you need to know what Lady Gaga just tweeted, Bing indexes a half a billion tweets from Twitter and over 2 billion status updates from Facebook every single day in real time. That means, that in one week, we ingest more data into Bing than the number of webpages that existed in 2005.

People, Place and Things

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In 2013 Bing has doubled the number of people, places, and things and the relationships between them in our index. That’s how we know that Brad Pitt is a person, who is a celebrity, has been in dozens of movies, and has hundreds of co-stars. In fact, Bing has indexed so many movies that it would take you 150 years to bing[e]watch the 800,000 films we track.

Bing Powers Search on Facebook, Siri, Kindle Fire, Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Xbox, & More

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Here at Microsoft, we made sure that Bing powers search in Windows, Windows Phone, Office, and Xbox to make our devices and services even more useful. But Bing also shows up in places you might not expect, like Facebook, Yahoo, Siri on the latest iPhones and iPads, and even Android devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Source: Bing Blog

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  • ZappyKins

    I like Bing using my voice on Xbox and Xbox One. Funny, right now it can do more on Xbox 360 that it does on the Xbox One. Hopefully they will expand it soon. But there is a balance between finding what you want, and being overwhelmed with info.

  • Bugbog

    Basically, anyone and everyone that doesn’t want their proprietary information indexed by Google (under fair use) uses Bing!

  • Nham Thien Duong

    It’s great to see Bing expanding, in the past you never heard of Bing anywhere, only is the jokes of one or 2 people, now Bing is the butt of almost every joke, still a bad thing, but people are aware of it, I actually tried it a few years ago and I liked it, if you put /?CC=US after it, it’s actually better than Google.