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Bing.com to Host Largest Interactive State of the Union Experience in History; Opportunity for Americans to Share Their Views on the President’s Address

The Bing Pulse real-time online poll, in partnership with FOX News Channel, gives Americans an easy way to share their reactions to President Obama’s address at Bing.com/Politics.

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — For the millions of Americans waiting in anticipation for the president’s State of the Union address on Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. EST, Bing and FOX News Channel have partnered to launch the first-of-its-kind Bing Pulse online voting tool, which enables Americans to track and share opinions in real time during the president’s State of the Union speech. The Bing Pulse is part of a comprehensive State of the Union experience at Bing.com/Politics. The site provides a single destination for up-to-the-minute political news, expert information, real-time conversations and social sentiment on major policy issues.

The number of Americans who crave a more interactive political experience is growing, according to a recent Bing survey showing that nearly 75 percent of people identified themselves as active participants or observers in online political discussions.* Powered by Bing search technology and its unique social search experience, Bing’s State of the Union site is a nonpartisan online destination that was launched to meet this growing need for up-to-the-minute political information and second-screen experiences that are a great companion to political broadcasts.

Bing.com/Politics will keep people in the know from a vast number of news sources and social feeds, including a live stream of the State of the Union address, expert commentary, real-time social media sentiment tracking and more, such as the following:

“Bing.com/Politics is the best second-screen viewing companion for the State of the Union address,” said Mark Penn, corporate vice president, Microsoft. “Bing uniquely offers a holistic view of information, reaction and even sentiment during this key political moment in America. Our strategic partnership with FOX News Channel allows us to provide the data Americans want to see most, and Bing Pulse will set the bar for live polls of the modern age.”

Bing.com/Politics is the place to join the conversation and see another reason for people to choose Bing over Google.

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* The Bing research was based on a survey by Impulse Research, an independent research company based in Los Angeles, Calif. The survey was conducted in October 2012 online with a random sample of 1,005 men and women, ages 18 to 34, who use the Internet for information on a regular basis — all members of the Impulse Research proprietary online panel. The Impulse Research proprietary online panel has been carefully selected to closely match U.S. population demographics, and the respondents are representative of American men and women, ages 18 to 34.

Bing is launching Bing.com/Politics, a companion to the president's State of the Union address designed to meet a growing need for up-to-the-minute political information.
Bing is launching Bing.com/Politics, a companion to the president's State of the Union address designed to meet a growing need for up-to-the-minute political information.
Bing.com/Politics is the only place that brings both social conversations and unique sentiment analysis together in one place, reflecting what people are feeling across Facebook and Twitter.
Bing.com/Politics is the only place that brings both social conversations and unique sentiment analysis together in one place, reflecting what people are feeling across Facebook and Twitter.

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