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NORAD Launches 2014 Santa Tracker With Microsoft As Partner
Microsoft's site will include an interactive, 3-D globe with a Bing Map overlay to track Santa on Christmas night.
The race is on. Three weeks out from Santa’s annual trek around the world, and both Google and now NORAD — working again with Microsoft — have launched their Santa tracking sites.
This year’s NORAD Tracks Santa site features a brand new set of games, improved performance, and an optimized mobile experience.
Microsoft says Windows Phone users will be able to track Santa using Cortana, Microsoft’s search assistant:
Cortana will be getting her information straight from NORAD’s advanced systems, to ensure to the most accurate, up-to-date data.
Along with a new user experience, games and downloadable coloring pages, Microsoft said its Santa Tracker website will follow Santa starting on December 24 using an interactive, 3-D globe with a Bing Map overlay.
As Santa travels around the world Christmas night, Bing will also provide a “specially-curated” results page with facts and images from Santa’s various stops along the way.
Remember — on Christmas Eve, we’ll be be doing our annual review of both the NORAD and Google Santa Tracker sites, taking you through how to get the most out of both of them. Watch for our update that day on our Your Guide To Santa Trackers page.