Microsoft to revamp Bing search engines
Washington: Microsoft is revamping its Bing search engine to allow it to use advice from Facebook and other media platforms.
A new sidebar is set to be introduced by Microsoft on the Bing page, which would connect users with friends and other enthusiasts who can provide help.
The new social results, following a navigation command, will appear in a grey column on the right-hand side of Bing`s results page.
According to The BBC, the firm claimed their move based on the fact that "90 percent of people consult with a friend or expert before making a decision".
“Bing suggests friends on Facebook who might know about the topic - based on what they ``like``, their Facebook profile information, or photos they have shared so you can easily ask them about relevant experiences and opinions,” Microsoft was quoted, as saying on its blog.
The firm said that beyond Facebook, it would also flag up with other social media sites, identified from their posts, such as Google+, Twitter, Foursquare, Quora and Linkedin.
Microsoft said that the service would roll out "in the coming days" in the U.S., but clarify about other locations.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Mumbai: Police arrests 4 schoolboys for raping classmate
- Haryana minister Anil Vij gets into spat with Fatehabad SP Sangeeta Kalia
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's full speech in Parliament
- Panel discussion on Farooq Abdullah's controversial statement on PoK
- DNA: Heart-wrenching stories of Kashmiri pandits
- Muslim man sends 'talaq' SMS to wife after learning about her gang-rape
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's speech in Parliament on Constitution debate
- Four minors gang-rape teenage girl in Mumbai, circulate video on WhatsApp
- ISL 2015: NorthEast United FC vs Delhi Dynamos - Preview