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Bing Adds TED Talks To Search Results

Mark O'Neill 18-12-2013

Bing has just added TED talks and audio play to their search results page, plus a host of other useful pieces of information. In an effort to win over Google lovers, Bing is really lifting their game.


In the face of such mighty competition, many search engines have withered over the years, but Bing refuses to be bowed. And to show it is not going anywhere anytime soon, they have added some more features to make the search engine even more useful, mostly to the “snapshot” area on the right of search results.

One of the major new improvements is the addition of TED talks. These talks have become quite popular due to the wide variety of talks on offer, and the kinds of people who have been invited to talk.

For example, let’s take the example of Bill Gates. If you search for him on Bing, you will find a list of the TED talks he has done, on the right hand side.

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You can also now play audio from search results pages. For example, if you are feeling particularly British, you can search for “Rule Britannia” and play an excerpt from the page.


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Bing is also offering other improvements, such as explaining the connection between a person you search for, and the people in the “related” section when you hover your mouse over the picture. So again, using the Bill Gates example :

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Other things you can expect to see are rankings and stats for top universities, explanations of scientific concepts, and summaries of historic events. Plus, as we recently reported, Bing has merged TripAdvisor into search results, as well as music video search Bing Introduces Music Video Search With Discoverability & Album Order Microsoft’s search engine Bing just added Music Video Search—activated through the regular video search in Bing. It seems like yet another such tool that outclasses its rivals. Read More .

What do you think of these improvements? Do you think Bing is starting to gain an edge over Google?

Source: The Verge

Related topics: Microsoft Bing, TED Talks.

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