Streamlined Bing Social Sidebar Making it Easier to Find People; Bing Fund Adds Selectable Media

A new look Bing Social Sidebar making it easier to find people who are relevant to your search based on what they've shared, publically blogged or tweeted about -- now shows you upfront what friends and experts have shared--making it easier to find the information you need to get stuff done."While the sidebar will remain […]

A new look Bing Social Sidebar making it easier to find people who are relevant to your search based on what they've shared, publically blogged or tweeted about -- now shows you upfront what friends and experts have shared--making it easier to find the information you need to get stuff done.

"While the sidebar will remain off to the right of search results - allowing you to decide when and how to interact with it--In a glance will let you see friends, experts and enthusiasts from leading networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Klout have shared," bing said.

At Bing, we realize that sometimes the most useful information doesn't come from ten blue links. By bringing together knowledge from social networks with traditional web results, Bing is the only engine that saves you time allowing you to make decisions with greater confidence based on the input of other people.

Changes include:

  • "Removal of hover over a friend or expert to see additional content - "now with one glance you can see content front and center clearly marked "social results"," informs bing.
  • left-justified results so there is less blank space on the page.
  • Added "+ see all" icon that lets you dive into more information," bing blogged.

New look Bing Social Sidebar making easier to find friends

New look Bing Social Sidebar detailed information pane

Bing Fund, continue to build up portfolio of innovative start-ups tackling big challenges and creating breakthrough solutions--today, officially welcome Selectable Media into the program.

Selectable Media, based out of New York City, is a leader in enabling consumers to unlock digital content and services in exchange for viewing and interacting with brand advertising.

"Selectable Media enables advertisers to achieve higher brand recall and engagement at scale by providing consumers access to valuable online content. Premium publishers can use Selectable Media's technology to effectively monetize their content and provide their audiences with compelling alternatives to traditional ads," bing added.