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New partnership: Microsoft and NCAA team up for NCAA March Madness

 

Microsoft has just announced a new partnership with NCAA to provide college basketball fans with the ultimate March Madness bracket experience along with a new Windows 10 NCAA app. NCAA’s March madness is set to start late this month and the press release from Microsoft says they will launch the universal NCAA app before the starting date of March madness. Not only this , as part of this partnership , Microsoft’s Bing search engine will offer predictions on which teams will win their March Madness games during the tournament. Bing already did that previous years , in this year they are looking forward to continue that. And this is the second year  in a row that Bing predicts about March madness.

Microsoft says : 

” The app, which will be supported on Windows 10 phones, tablets and PCs, allows fans to take the excitement of the tournament with them whenever and wherever they are. The app will include exclusive Windows 10 features including Live Tiles, allowing fans to pin their favorite teams to their Start menu, as well as live alerts, including upsets, overtimes, close games and live video streaming of all 67 tournament games. Bing Predicts combines search data and social sentiment with access to over a decade of the NCAA’s historical data as well as stats on team history, tournament performances, win-loss ratios, and home versus away stats to create tournament data for fans. This is the second year that Bing Predicts has been used during March Madness, coming in at the top 30 percent of all brackets last year. Bing Predicts has a proven track record for accurately predicting many winners in many important events including the 2014 World Cup and mid-term elections, award shows, reality shows, and more.”

 

Read the full press release here.

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