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Are you in Las Vegas attending the CES show this week? Stop by the LG Pavilion and check out their new Ultra HD Touch displays, where they are using beautiful immersive panoramic images from 360Cities.net to demonstrate them.
If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, here’s a short clip for you instead:


We are pleased to announce that a large selection of 360Cities’ panoramas have been included as a default feature in Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Travel App, powered by Bing, which was released on October 26th, 2012.
See how it works:

 

The Bing Travel App features thousands of 360Cities’ panoramas from around the world. We expect the number to increase over time. In selecting panoramas for the Travel App, Microsoft specifically looks for high quality panoramas of iconic locations. The chance of your panoramas being selected increases based not only on the quality and theme of your panorama but also on the quality of the metadata and tags.
A select few 360Cities’ panoramas will even have the honor of featuring on the Bing.com homepage. The first of these appeared on October 26th. Here’s a screenshot:

Bing.com homepage on 26 October 2012

Big thanks to Microsoft and the Bing team for helping bring 360Cities images to an even larger audience. Find out more about Bing apps on Windows 8 here.

After months of integration work, we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft is now displaying 360Cities panoramas as part of their Travel App, powered by Bing, in the new Windows 8 Release Preview launched on May 31st. There are currently over 4,300 of our stunning panoramas, each with attribution to the photographer and a link back to the panorama on 360cities.net.  We expect to increase the number of panoramas available on the service over time.

According to Troy Batterberry, Principal Group Program Manager, “We are excited to partner with 360Cities and to integrate their beautiful panoramas into our Bing Travel app.  360Cities’ panoramas offer Windows 8 users an immersive and visual way to discover and explore destinations from all over the world.”

We’ve made a short video demo for those who haven’t yet installed the Windows 8 Release Preview: