Search Engine Land: Bing can now answer queries with a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Search Engine Land: Bing can now answer queries with a simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. “Bing can now return a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer for certain queries, the company announced Tuesday. The new search feature includes the one-word answer as well as a carousel of related excerpts from various sources.”

Bing Blogs: Did somebody say more Bird’s Eye imagery?

Bing Blogs: Did somebody say more Bird’s Eye imagery?. “The Bing Maps team continues to release more stunning high-resolution oblique (45-degree angle) aerial Bird’s Eye imagery. This most recent wave of Bird’s Eye imagery that was released over the last several months represents over 80,000 square kilometers of new imagery spanning 100+ cities in the United States. In case you missed it, you can find details on previous Bird’s Eye imagery releases in our blog posts from July 2019 and November 2019. With over 300 cities in the United States with new Bird’s Eye imagery, the Bing Maps team will keep rolling out more Bird’s Eye imagery over the coming months and beyond.”

Bing Blogs: Bing delivers new COVID-19 experiences including partnership with GoFundMe to help affected businesses

Bing Blogs: Bing delivers new COVID-19 experiences including partnership with GoFundMe to help affected businesses. “Bing has already released a full-page map tracker of case details by geographic area. Now, those working in academia and research can access our data on cases by geographic area at bing.com/covid/dev or on GitHub. This dataset is pulled from publicly-available sources like the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and more. We then aggregate the data and add latitude and longitude information to it, to make it easier for you to use. Since COVID-19 data is constantly evolving, we have a 24 hour delay so we can ensure the stability of the data that we include. This data is available for non-commercial, public use geared towards medical researchers, government agencies, and academic institutions.”

Bing Blogs: Stay informed on the coronavirus pandemic with Bing and Microsoft News

Bing Blogs: Stay informed on the coronavirus pandemic with Bing and Microsoft News. “Simply search for ‘covid19’, ‘coronavirus information’, or a related term, and you’ll find a tally of the cases in your geographic region as well as an up-to-date summary of global cases. This information is aggregated across multiple sources such as the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and other authoritative sources. As the situation is changing rapidly, we’re refreshing the data multiple times per day, and show a timestamp for when we published the latest available data.”

BetaNews: Microsoft launches Bing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

BetaNews: Microsoft launches Bing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker. “Yes, the search engine (that people love to hate) has a new landing page regarding COVID-19. You can… see real-time tracking of Coronavirus across the globe. Microsoft shares that this data is being aggregated from the CDC, ECDC, Wikipedia, and The World Health Organization. In other words, this new tool is thankfully using more than one data source.”

Bing Blogs: Announcing the new Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing Blogs: Announcing the new Bing Webmaster Tools. “Over the last few months, we have heard from the webmaster ecosystem that Bing Webmaster Tools user interface is slow and outdated. We’ve taken your inputs into consideration and are working on modernizing the tools. Today, we are delighted to announce the first iteration of the refreshed Bing Webmaster Tools portal.”