Bing for travel

As many of us make summer travel plans, I learned about a feature of the new search engine Bing that might be useful.

In today’s Wall Street Journal Katherine Boehret “reviews Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, which offers related content suggestions, a ‘hover’ option that shows a brief snap shot of web pages, and easy navigation of restaurant and travel information.”

The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, June 3, 2009, p. D1

The Mossberg Solution

Microsoft Effort To Best Google Yields Results

Bing Search Engine is Snazzy, Provides User-Friendly Links; Roger Federer, the Bare Facts

By Katherine Boehret

For people looking up airline flights, Microsoft integrates a technology called Bing Travel into the search.  This tool predicts whether a fare will go up or down in the future based on data aggregation and analysis.  A built-in tool works similarly with hotels, analyzing data to tell if you’re getting a good deal.

Katherine Boehret’s look at Bing is available at:

WSJ.com/PersonalTech