Cloud Computing: Microsoft Bing News Beckons Google News Haters
Microsoft Bing News Beckons Google News Haters
by Clint Boulton
Hate the Google News? The new Bing News Webpage lets users localize their news based on their location. Location-based Web services have become table stakes in the Web economy today.
Bing lets users sort either by most recent or look to the right for the most recently published stories. The latest stories module shows a timeline that indicates how many stories related to this topic were published as the week has progressed.
Bing Social in News
A search for "Vienna Girardi" yields the latest news and lets users access what others are saying through stories tweeted via Bing Social.
Bing's Health vertical now boasts Twitter tweets from health publishers in instant answers.
Check out the new health data tables about symptoms and diseases.
Bing Health offers shortcuts to clinical trials for cancer types and other major diseases.
Refinements in the left-hand rail on Bing Shopping offer product descriptions and product reviews and ratings.
Whittle down search for computers from thousands of results to three with the refinements in Bing Shopping.
Share Your Shopping Results
Share shopping results with friends via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.
Bing Shopping also provides a summary page with pictures, shipping info and ratings and reviews about a product.
The new Bing Finance Web page displays market status and the top news in the finance sector.
Bing's new stock screener features new filters to make stock perusal a snap.
Check Investment Funds
Bing details funds as well as a chart that tracks the price movement of the fund.
Bing's flight display is the best in the business. No wonder Google moved to acquire flight info software firm ITA.