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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 11 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to BBMunny for their panorama Mass Exodus, from Black Rock City Nevada! We love this capture of the eerie 8-lane post-apocalyptic procession through the Nevada wasteland. Enjoy your Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package, and...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 10 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to sillyrabbit for their panorama Fulton's On The River in Chicago, Illinois! Great job, and keep capturing everyone! Plenty of chances left to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package and have your panorama featured in the...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 8 & 9 Winners

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    Week 8's winner is sascha95 for their brilliant panorama of the Colorad River's Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona. Lars2re took week 9's prize for a panorama taken while mountain biking in Norway entitled Liahornet. Fjørå Singletrack...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 7 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to FrancoisPerez for their panorama of the Steel Pagoda in Cambodia. We're coming up on the halfway point of this contest, but you still have 8 more chances to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package and have your panorama...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Weeks 4, 5 & 6 Winners

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    Time to catch up on the past few week's winners of our Summer Xbox Contest, starting with week 4's winner AHO_2020 who won with this panorama of St. Anastasia in Verona Italy The winner of week 5 is patrrycjuszx for his amazing panorama taken...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 3 Winner

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    This week's winner of the Summer Xbox Contest, gmprague , has used the Photosynth iPhone App not to create one single brilliant panorama, but to document a the scenic higlights of an entire city: Prauge (Praha in Czech). Of the 23 panoramas he created...
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    Get Paid to Shoot Mobile Photosynths

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    You may have seen the stories today about Microsoft’s relationship with Gigwalk – a company that organizes thousands of people to do small local tasks using their mobile phones. The Photosynth App is at the heart of this relationship, because...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 2 Winner

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    We'd like to congratulate this weeks winner of our Summer Xbox Contest, neb5 , for their beautiful panorama of Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills of South Dakota. neb5, thanks for sharing your work and we hope you'll enjoy your Xbox with Kinect! This...
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    Summer Xbox Contest – Week 1 Winner

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    With the release of the 1.1 update for the Photosynth App for iOS last week we started a contest where for the next 15 weeks we’ll be featuring the best panorama entered on the new Best of Bing Maps page in the app, and giving away an Xbox 360 with...
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    Announcing Photosynth for iOS v1.1 and the Summer Xbox Contest

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    Two months after our first version, we’re releasing the v1.1 of the Photosynth app for iOS. We’ve taken the original, tuned it, and added features that you’ve requested. First off, we’ve added in-app sharing via email and enhanced...
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    Introducing the "Mastering the Photosynth App" Video Series

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    We’ve started a new video series to dive deep into how to get the most out of the Photosynth app. The series will cover topics from getting started, taking advantage of advanced features, capturing tough environments, and technical discussions of...
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    Two weeks and More than Two Million Downloads

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    As reported on the Bing blog today, we hit the two million downloads mark for our Photosynth mobile App in less than two weeks of being in the iOS App Store. All we can say to those two million people who have loved it, and told their friends about...
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    Stress Test: Mobile pano capture 20' up a wall, and hanging upside down

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    OK. We admit it was a bit of a stunt, but we got to take advantage of the climbing skills of our longtime Test Lead, Tony Ernst. The fact that Tony is by far the most experienced photographer on our team didn't hurt either! What am I talking about...
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    Announcing the new Photosynth App

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    Demoed by Blaise in December, our mobile panorama app is now available in the iOS App Store. The new Photosynth app takes the advanced technology of ICE panorama stitching and shrinks it down to a mobile device. Create, view, and share panoramas all from...
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    Upcoming Change to Photosynth Terms of Use

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    Coming soon: Gorgeous Mobile Panos

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    Our architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, gave a demo to CNET today showing off a pre-release build of Bing's nifty mobile panorama capture tool. Expect to hear more about this in the coming months because the Photosynth site will be the Web access...
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    Photoshop to Photosynth

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    If you've seen the amazing stitched panoramas on the Photosynth site you've experienced the work of our friends in Microsoft Research who created "ICE", the free Image Composite Editor that can stitch and blend immersive 360-degree panos of almost any...
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    Comparing Crowds on the National Mall

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    Our friends at AirPhotosLive.com were contracted by CBS to shoot the aerial photography for crowd size estimation of two recent rallies on the National Mall. Photosynth is the ideal way to examine these photos, so without further ado here they are on...
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    Nat Geo's "Sunken Treasures of the Nile" uses Photosynth

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    Set your DVR to record National Geographic's new documentary: " Sunken Treasures of the Nile " and watch as they plumb the river's murky depths to uncover some amazing new discoveries. It begins airing tomorrow, August 3rd. Our friend Greg Downing...
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    Synth your World Cup Experiences

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    Ok fans, it’s been a long long wait but the 2010 World Cup is finally here. From June 11 th to July 11 th throughout South Africa 32 teams will go head to head to compete for that all important golden statue, oh and a little international fame obviously...
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    2500 Panoramas published to Bing Maps

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    Today we made an update to Bing Maps that turned on the spigot for panoramas to show up on Bing Maps. Here’s an example: Click here to experience all 176 megapixels of Castle Braunschweig on Bing Maps. Since we launched the panorama...
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    Strut your synths on Facebook

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    At long last Photosynth has joined the social Web. We're happy to announce a much requested feature: sharing synths to Facebook. Every synth and pano viewing page now has a "share to Facebook" button. Click it, and you'll get a wall posting that...
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    Power Failure

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    As you’ve likely noticed, we’ve been experiencing problems with the Photosynth site for a few hours. Around 7pm PST one of the data centers hosting our servers experienced a power failure. By unfortunate chance we were upgrading some of our...
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    Synthing Singapore

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    Photo360: Showcasing Singapore to the World Last week was pretty eventful and action packed for Singapore youth. As you might be aware Singapore is the host of the first ever Youth Olympic Games this year. In line with this national mega event...
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    Buttery-Smooth Gigapixel Panoramas

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    For the last few months we've been hard at work with the Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor (ICE) team to bring you the power to create and share beautifully stitched, seamless panoramas of almost any size. In this release we’ve put...
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