Bing users can now interact with Facebook posts directly from the search engine’s social sidebar, Microsoft said today.
Bing Puts a ‘Pin It’ Button on Image Searches (SocialTimes)
Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced Friday. “Last fall, we hosted a group of lifestyle and design bloggers at the Bing headquarters to better understand their search and social media habits,” explained Bing program manager Chen Fang in a blog post. “What we discovered is a community that does more than its fair share of image searches, with much of it tied to Pinterest. They shared some of the hassles they face, and that finding efficient ways to hunt down original, high-resolution images and filtering image results were some of their pain points.”
Bing will now allow Pinterest users to pin images directly from the image search results to their boards, the company announced today.
Klout, purveyor of a social networking influence score, and Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, announced a partnership today that will display a user’s score in response to Bing queries about him or her and will factor in the number and type of queries as part of generating that score.
LinkedIn to Let Marketers Use Slide Shows in Ads (SocialTimes)
Marketers on LinkedIn will now have the option of embedding slide show presentations into their usual ad slots. LinkedIn has added SlideShare presentations to its portfolio of content marketing ads, the company announced on Tuesday.
The social discovery app Sonar has received funding from Bing Fund, Sonar and Microsoft said today..
Apple Hit By Hackers Who Struck Facebook (The Wall Street Journal)
Apple said Tuesday that some of its employees’ Mac computers were attacked by hackers, a rare admission for a company that has long touted its security over PCs running Windows software. The malicious code in the latest attack is believed to have been the same discovered by Facebook, which said on Friday that its employees’ computers were breached by hackers last month.
Bing is continuing to improve on its specialized search engine for Facebook photos, gussying up the feature’s user interface and supporting a slideshow view.
Google+ is now accessible in 48 more countries and territories, thanks to an update to its iPad and iPhone app. In broadening its reach, Google plays to its strengths, as Google+ already has a strong international following.
Bing Integrates More Facebook Results into Social Sidebar (AllFacebook)
Just like Facebook is integrating Bing into its graph search, Microsoft’s search engine is getting more cozy with the social network. Bing announced Thursday that more results from users’ Facebook friends will be included next to the main search results if users have connected their Facebook accounts to Bing.