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We were pleased to see the homepage today. The photograph that is featured on today (28th March, 2013), is a beautiful underwater panorama made by the 360Cities photographer  in Brazil, the Mysterious Lagoon. Congratulations to  Discover its mysterious by clicking on the image!


Mysterious Lagoon, Brazil. Panorama made by Marcio Cabral


Why is this lagoon mysterious?

Because it is considered one of the deepest submerged caves in Brazil, with more than 220 meter of water column (maximum depth reached by professional cave diver Gilberto Menezes de Oliveira, in 1998), as   wrote in the panorama description. is one of the most used search engines in the world. Thanks a lot to the team for bringing 360Cities panoramas to an even larger audience. Also, thanks a lot to 360Cities photographers whose work deserves to be seen by a worldwide audience.


The 360Cities team

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 homepage. The first of these appeared on October 26th. Here’s a screenshot: 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.