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May162018

Bing Expands Intelligent Answers Coverage Now Show Up to 5 Sources

As part of the May update, Bing Search just announced expansion of its intelligent answers feature in the U.S. and the U.K. Also, the feature first rolled out in December will now include up to t sources that support the answer.

Bing Searches intelligent answers activates when the same answer to a question is supported by multiple trusted sources.

Screenshot below showing multiple sources in intelligent answers:

Bing Search Intelligent Answers featuring multiple sources, exapnds to us and uk

In addition to expanded intelligent answer coverage, Bing also launched several new features to hotel booking, homepage photo contest, and more.

Updates to hotel booking experience now let search for hotels in a desired location, and clicking on one the options will open a full page experience showing options by price, location, ratings and availability by date from multiple booking providers, like Expedia and Tripadvisor. So, you can click straight to booking via preferred service.

This upgraded experience is live now in the US and UK and give results including domestic and many international locations.

Screen shot of the update hotel search and booking experience on Bing:

New Bing Hotel Search and Booking Experience

Weather Search Results
Enhanced weather search results in Bing, in addition to the usual forecast information also now show a live radar map for the city being looked for as well as easily accessible links to weather sites.

Also, Bing will now display weather forecast for nearby cities’ including information on average temperature, rainfall, and snowfall.

Screen shot of update weather search result with live radar on Bing:

Bing Weather Search Results with Live Radar

Homepage Photo Contest
Lastly, Bing is providing photography enthusiasts community a chance to share their photos to be featured on the homepage through the #AmplifyIngenuity Urban Photo Contest.

Contest winners will have a chance to win a first-place prize of Urban Explorer Prize Pack, which includes a Surface Laptop, Sony a6500 camera and lens, Filson photographers backpack, $1000 airfare gift card, in addition to have their picture featured on the Bing homepage!

The contest runs through June 16th. For more information about rules, entry, and a gallery of submissions, check out the contest page.

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