22 Jan 2013
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Bing brings more of Facebook to search

Microsoft says users will see five times more Facebook content in their Bing sidebar, including status updates, shared links, comments and photos from friends.

The search engine, formerly Windows Live Search and MSN Search, was unveiled by CEO Steve Ballmer in 2009, bringing together search results from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

"With every search that people do, Bing believes there is a person out there who can help you make a decision," the search engine says.

"This is why Bing lets you tap into the wisdom of friends and experts in the social sidebar.

"Bing is the only search engine where you can find relevant search results along with the people who can help you make a decision — so you can spend more time doing and less time searching."

How it works:

"Say you’re thinking about making your first trip to Coachella and decide to research it online," Bing says.

"When using Bing, while you will find search results about the festival, such as when it is and how to get there, but also pictures, posts, comments and more from your friends who attended the festival in the past.

"Now you know all there is to know about Coachella and which of your friends might have the inside scoop or, better yet, want to join you.

"Bing also shows you advice from experts across Twitter, Foursquare, Quora, Klout, Google+ and more to help you make the most of your trip.

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