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Bing Adds Mall Maps to Mobile Search Bing Adds Mall Maps to Mobile Search

Bing has added mall maps and map search to Bing for Mobile. Microsoft’s search engine currently has over 400 shopping malls available in map form. “Venue maps are a great way to save time and frustration when planning your next …

Bing Rolls Out New Maps Interface Bing Rolls Out New Maps Interface
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After months of testing, Bing has now made available its new interface for Bing Maps. Changes include adjustments to the task and navigation controls. Bing says it’s now easier to find the most common actions to complete your tasks. “We’ve …

Bing Maps Streetside View Comes with Some New Views Bing Maps Streetside View Comes with Some New Views
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Bing has launched some changes to its Bing Maps street imagery with Streetside View. “With these updates you can quickly and seamlessly pan the neighborhood, check out a business down the block, or make a ‘u-turn’ to cross the street, …

Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure? Nokia to Replace Bing Maps Infrastructure?
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As you may know, Microsoft and Nokia signed a deal last month, aimed at creating a “third horse” in the smartphone race (alongside Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms [kind of insulting to RIM, no?]). As part of the deal, …

Bing Adds Shopping Mall Maps to Local Results
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Bing is now including Bing shopping mall directory maps in Bing Maps. 

Microsoft Names Principal Architect Of Bing Mobile

A man who fostered a great reputation in the geospatial community by founding OpenStreetMap, "a free editable map of the whole world," has started working for Microsoft.  The company announced today that Steve Coast will assume the impressive title "Principal Architect of Bing Mobile."

Bing for Mobile for BlackBerry Gets Update
Microsoft announced an update for its Bing for Mobile BlackBerry app. The app can now access Bing Maps by pressing the Bing Maps icon from a user’s BlackBerry device. 
In addition to this, the home screen has been updated, and a launcher has been added, so local, maps, directions and news can all be accessed faster. 

 

Lots Happening with Bing Maps Today
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"Bing Maps just got more useful for developers, bus and train commuters and education advocates everywhere," a representative for Bing tells WebProNews. She is referring to a series of announcements Microsoft made today regarding Bing Maps. 

The company released two new Bing mapping apps, made additions to the Bing Transit Map, and released the final Windows Phone 7 SDK which features Bing and Microsoft Advertising.

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Bing Maps Integration Comes to Hotmail

Microsoft has launched some new Bing Maps integration with Hotmail. When Hotmail users create a new email message, they can insert Bing Maps data.

When a user selects "Maps and Places", a task pane opens, which lets you add new locations or interact with previously defined locations. It will default to the address you have in your Windows live profile. If you add a new place, you can store it in a Bing Maps collection and pick it from a list later.

Bing Maps Gets Interface Enhancements
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Microsoft has launched an update to the Bing Maps interface today aimed at improving readability and aesthetics.

The new interface uses cool colors, which Bing says creates a more visually appealing backdrop, helping content "pop" on the map, and provides clear differentiation for pushpins, labels, and traffic overlays.

There are new labels with larger fonts for major streets. This eliminates the need for bolding, and less attractive glows while allowing users to quickly find locations in a relevant format, Bing says.

Bing Maps Gets OpenStreetMap App

Microsoft has launched a new Bing Maps app for OpenStreetMap. The app adds a layer on Bing Maps as a new style option.

“King of Bing Maps” Soon To Be Determined

Update: Microsoft announced that the "King of Bing Maps" contest is now closed. They will determine the winner soon.

Original Article: Bing has announced that it’s searching for "someone to worship." By this, they mean lead the way in Bing Map App development. So naturally, they’ve launched a contest.

Bing Takes Users to Mars
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Microsoft has added Mars imagery to Bing Maps and to its WorldWide Telescope project. The imagery comes straight from NASA itself.

Bing Launches Tour De France Bing Maps App
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Microsoft’s Bing has been doing some really interesting things with Bing Maps, and more specifically Bing Maps Apps. This week, the company launched a new map app for the Tour De France, which starts today and runs through July 25th.

Bing Launches Facebook Maps App

Bing has launched a new Facebook Maps apps, which a Bing representative tells WebProNews uses Facebook APIs to pull in your friend’s information from Facebook. It lets you see your Facebook friends right in Bing Maps.

Bing Maps Gets New Features, SDK for Apps
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Microsoft announced some new additions to Bing maps today. These additions, the company says, will benefit both developers and end-users.

Google and Bing Launch Health Map Applications
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Today both Google and Bing released some health-related map applications. These releases coincide with the Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosting their Community Health Data Forum event.

Google’s contribution includes a Google Fusion Tables project and customized map showing information from HHS. For example, you can see a map of "heart friendly" and "people friendly" hospitals.

Bing Maps Adds Three Useful Apps

Bing Maps, which was already impressive in quite a few ways, has gotten better again with the addition of three new apps.  A distance calculator, gas prices tool, and parking finder promise to help people plan trips and go about their daily lives more efficiently.

Bing Launches Maps Apps for World Tour, Oodle, Foursquare
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Microsoft launched a few new apps for Bing Maps today: the World Tour App, the Oodle App and the Foursquare App.

Bing Maps Gets Biggest Imagery Update to Date
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Microsoft is rolling out the largest imagery update to Bing Maps to date, adding 6.7 million square kilometers of new imagery, a representative for Bing tells WebProNews.

The update includes new aerial imagery for the Russian Federation, Australia, Mexico and most places in the US where there is existing black and white imagery. "There is also a notable addition of Bird’s Eye Imagery for Sweden," the rep says.

Bing Talks Local Business Listings
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In case you missed it, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at SMX West in Santa Clara yesterday, addressing the search marketing industry for the first time (you can watch that at our new site live.webpronews.com). Obviously, much of the conversation was centered around Bing.