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Santa puts Bing on his ‘nice’ list
/ December 14, 2012 12:04 pm

Santa Claus has put Microsoft on his “nice” list. The internationally popular NORAD Tracks Santa site, which pinpoints his progress on Christmas Eve, has switched from Google to Bing after a five-year relationship.

Bing Maps replaces Google Maps, and the big picture offered by Google Earth is now being provided by Cesium.

Santa seems to be platform-agnostic, however. There’s also a Windows 8 app featured for download, as part of the site sponsorship spotted by Search Engine Land, but there also are apps for Windows Phone, Android and iPhone/iPad.

Furthermore, the video on the site is on Google’s YouTube, where NORAD Tracks Santa maintains a YouTube channel

Here is the official description of the NORAD Tracks Santa project:

Starting at 12 a.m. MSTon Dec. 24, website visitors can watch Santa make the preparations for his flight. Then, at 4:00 a.m. MST (6:00 a.m. EST), trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an e-mail to NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will also stream videos as Santa makes his way over various locations throughout the world.

Related links:

NORAD Tracks Santa –

NORAD Tracks Santa –

Microsoft blog – NORAD Tracks Santa with the Help of Partners

Search Engine Land – This Year, NORAD Tracks Santa With Microsoft & Bing, Not Google

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