Microsoft unveiled a new architecture for Bing in May this year that included the nifty sidebar functionality, which promises to integrate with popular social networking platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. Today, the team behind Bing is announcing the sidebar integration with Foursquare. Beginning today, Bing users in the U.S. will be able to view public tips from Foursquare in the sidebar column on the right hand side of the screen. Basically, public tips from Foursquare will appear on a user’s location and query search.
You can do venue search queries for places like Gary Danko in San Francisco, Chez Napoleon in New York, Whole Foods Market in Austin, Golden Gate Park, and more. “Now when you’re planning a trip to that dream destination, or a night on the town, you can find people who are knowledgeable about the place you’re searching, based on what they’ve publicly shared on Foursquare,” Swati Gharse of the Bing team said. This feature will be rolling out to all Bing users in the U.S. starting today. Hopefully, Bing will deploy this feature to other countries as well soon.
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