Joining hands with wolfram | alpha, Bing is rolling out a new “task-focused” version of its home page. It looks relatively the same as before, but when you mouse over different categories, you will get more search options. For example, if you mouse over “Travel,” you will get links like “find flights”, “find hotels,” and destinations you can conduct your search from there.
“There is also an interactive Instant Answer that allows you to enter your origin, destination, travel dates and…click…you are in Bing travel,” says Bing Product Manager. “Within Bing travel you have fast access to flight purchase recommendations via the price predictor that tells you the least expensive times to fly. In addition to money, you’ll save time as well with Bing travel’s comprehensive flight listing results and links to top travel sites and airlines.”
Bing is also enhancing local information for hundreds of cities looking for things like local attractions, points of interest, restaurants and other local information sources like newspaper web sites. Bing has developed enhanced city results, which include links to key information and high-resolution slide shows.
Bing is also doing a better job mining things like contact phone numbers and email addresses from web pages and displaying them clearly under a Contact banner, and generally cleaning up the interface to make it easier to decide if this a site you want to visit. It also includes images in some preview results. Bing believes that all these features will allow for a faster decision about whether a site is right for your needs, which means less clicking on your browser’s back button.
An all new Event Search feature has also been added to Bing recently, which gives users a summary of events for major cities, which can be filtered by things like performances, food & dining, fairs & festivals, music, etc.
Now that Bing has been getting more new features, would you Bing more that you Google? Share your views by posting comments below.
If you are wondering what happened to the old boring and simple following and followers page in twitter, all that has been changed! Twitter announced, viewing other people’s followers and followings temporarily disabled http://tinyurl.com/lsq3gg and as all of you might have guessed it was disabled because of the new updates that was coming on its way ….
Now when you click the Following and Followers links from your Twitter account you’ll notice some major changes. Twitter has upgraded some of the design of the pages and added multiple new features.
Here is a screenshot of the new Expanded and List view in twitter followers’ page!
In addition those new features, When you click on Followers, Twitter now shows you a check mark beside the people who you are reciprocally following. Like with the page I mentioned above you can @ message, direct message, follow (if you’re not doing so already) and the option to block.
With all the Facebook news, it appears that Twitter would also make some changes and upgrades….
Now you would be able to see twitter search directly at the top of the profile pages….. Along with the ability to see trends via a drop down menu And the best part of the search is, twitter delivers a match users section which is highlighted according to the search keywords and sorting them by the most followers…. this could be a great way to obtain new followers!
They have also added a featured user section which simply highlights what appears to be top twitter users in the system….
Watch a screencast of the new features:
This new features have been rolled out only to some users and not all of them… we need to wait and watch when they would upgrade all accounts or they might even pull the plug if it doesn’t workout