September 8, 2014
In China, chat up XiaoIce, Cortana’s little sister

XiaoIce, which means “Little ice” in Mandarin, is a social assistant that can be added on several major Chinese social networking services including Weibo, a microblogging service used by 700 million people. And recently, customers using the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers have been able to strike up a chat with XiaoIce by asking Cortana China, aka Xiao Na.

September 3, 2014
Hut, hut! Bing Predicts takes on the NFL

Have a favorite matchup? See what Bing has to say about it. And keep checking back for more predictions covering the pro football season that kicks off this week.

September 2, 2014
For Bing’s Kevin White, red wine and data science are the perfect pairing

“With data mining, you’re obsessed about understanding how people use products so that we can deliver the best possible experience,” said White. “With wine, you have to be obsessed about everything. From the quality of the product, to what the label looks like, to how are you going to sell it, to ‘Oh my God – can I sell it?’”