In conjunction with Bing Ads product updates and Yahoo! Bing Network research that encompass my day to day job, it is with great pleasure I get to announce something that veers a little off the search path. In anticipation of the upcoming release of Star Trek Into Darkness, Microsoft has teamed with Paramount Pictures to help you get excited about joining the crew of the Enterprise. On May 16th, the next installment of Star Trek hits theatres and we have been hard at work to help you celebrate your inner-Trekker.

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Speak Klingon/Kronos : Just in time for your next dinner party or debate over when to disobey Starfleet's General Order number 1, the Prime Directive, were releasing Klingon to Bing Translator. Now in a few simple clicks you can translate text from English to Klingon (and vice versa!) Available via the web here and also as an update to Bing Translator for Windows Phone 8. You can read more about the feature from the Microsoft Translation Team here (Klingon version here.)

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Check out the features on Bing and hit theatres on the 16th. On a side note if anybody is thinking about attending SES Toronto, Bing Ads is sponsoring it and has a coupon that is redeemable for up to $400.00 off an SES Toronto Full Price Pass. Just type in TORBING in the priority code.

If you attend SES Toronto stop by some of the Bing Ads sessions to say Hi. Until then Live Long and Prosper!

- Andrew Yang