Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bing Evolving Search on Facebook - Search Blog - Site Blogs - Bing Community

Excerpt from an overview from Microsoft's Corporate VP of Search, Bing:
"Now when you do a web search on Facebook, the new search results page features a two-column layout with Bing-powered web results appearing on the left-hand side overlaid with social information from Facebook including how many people like a given result. On the right hand side, you will see content from Facebook Pages and apps that are related to your search.
Over the next several weeks our two teams will continue to experiment and innovate towards our shared vision of giving people access to the wisdom of their friends combined with the information available on the web."
Excerpt from a Q&A after the Facebook event yesterday, via Om Malik (also see Zuckerberg Says “I Would Love To Work With Google”, But Bing Was More Flexible On Privacy (TechCrunch) and Why Facebook Rejects Google Search (video) (Forbes)):
"I would love to work with Google, When we did Bing search integration. We wanted to make search social. We worked with Microsoft API. Anyone can use. We have not been able to work something out with (Google) – Zuckerberg."
Bing Evolving Search on Facebook - Search Blog - Site Blogs - Bing Community
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