Microsoft adds 'Shopping and Flight' Instant Answers to Live Search

Live Search team announced adding more instant answers “Shopping and Flights” to the main search page that will simplify some of your holiday tasks.  Shopping: just type in your query, keyword or phrase for the model of consumer product and you’ll get an instant answer with the images and prices comparison and a links to the different retailers. There's […]

Live Search team announced adding more instant answers “Shopping and Flights” to the main search page that will simplify some of your holiday tasks. 

Shopping: just type in your query, keyword or phrase for the model of consumer product and you’ll get an instant answer with the images and prices comparison and a links to the different retailers. There's also a link to review and use Cashback to enhance your search.

Travel: Just type "Flights from (point A) to (point B)." You'll see an instant answer with the current price of a flight between those two points and a prediction of whether prices will rise or fall. Farecast pulls data from millions of trips from several sources, and then they run the data by an algorithm developed by several PhDs from the University of Washington. In the end, you save money.