Microsoft Launches Bing Deals
Microsoft today launched a new location-based, money-saving service called Bing Deals. Bing Deals works on both the desktop and mobile browser versions of Bing, and offers users discounts, sales, coupons, and other savings in some 14,000 U.S. communities. In order to make Bing work, Microsoft has struck partnerships with a wide range of discounters, including Groupon, Restaurants.com, and LivingSocial. The Deals option has been added to the Bing search menu, and when selected delivers a list of the top deals in the user's location. Users can narrow their searches down via categories such as restaurants, spas, etc. Deals can also be shared via email from within the Bing app. Apple iOS and Google Android device makers have access to Bing Deals from m.bing.com.
Bing for Android Can Better Search Through Other Apps
Microsoft today updated its Bing Search app for Android devices and gave it the ability to perform searches from within other applications. The feature, called Bing snapshots, scouts things mentioned on any given page and provides relevant information about them in snapshots.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
Microsoft Rebuilds Bing for iOS
Microsoft today released a wholly new version of its Bing Search application for the iPhone. The app takes advantage of new features in iOS, such as app linking, to improve search suggestions and results.
Microsoft Brings Bing to Android Lock Screen
Microsoft's Garage team recently released a new app for Android handsets called the Picturesque Lock Screen. The lock screen adds Bing's home page images to Android devices.