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Bing for iPhone and iPod Touch app, adds Social Search and Google Goggles like ‘Visual Scanning’ features

Microsoft released an uupdated Bing app for iPhone and iPod Touch, with two new features:

  • First is, Googles’; Goggles like “Visual Scanning” of barcodes and cover art, using iPhone camera. You’ll see descriptions, and often reviews, prices, and links to merchant websites. This feature makes it easy to comparison shop for your favorite products or just find a place to buy that book your friend won’t shut up about.

  • And, Social feature lets you connect Facebook and Twitter accounts and see combined status updates from your friends from within Bing app. Also, when you search for something using Bing app, you’ll see web results along with relevant results from your social network. Last, when you find something you like using the app, you can easily share it with your network on Facebook, Twitter, or through email.

  • In addition, also improved “Movies section,” where you can now get even more video & trailers and easier access to showtimes. And new Shopping section lets you find products super fast along with prices and links to stores selling the products.


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