Since launching its AreWeIn.com NCAA tournament website in January, Bing has announced a partnership with the NCAA to build out its March Madness Bracket Experience.
Using Bing Predicts technology, Bing says its March Madness experience will offer, “… intelligent match-up predictions, analysis and additional features” based on social and search signals and NCAA statistical data.
Along with Bing’s March Madness experience, the NCAA is launching a universal app for Windows 10 PCs, phones and tablets. The app will use Windows 10 features to deliver up-to-date tournament results, live alerts on game upsets and overtimes and live video streaming for all 67 March Madness match-ups.
Bing’s announcement also said that fans can search for their team on Bing.com right now to see its tournament chances according to Bing Predicts. (To get the following search result, I had to search for “Indiana University basketball” versus simply doing an “Indiana University” search.)
According to Bing, the NCAA app will be available before the tournament starts, and Bing’s March Madness experience will roll out on all devices via Bing.com after the NCAA’s official “Selection Sunday” event on March 13.
This is the second year the NCAA has teamed up with Bing for the March Madness basketball tournament.
Postscript: The NCAA March Madness Live for Windows 10 app launched on March 10. The official announcement on the app’s release can be found on the Windows Blog.