Bing introduces Timelines, expands events

Bing continues to expand its search options, as Microsoft takes on Google. It's an uphill battle, but not one that is completely out of the question. The search engine has many features to earn it recommendations, including a clean interface and easy access to locations and simple glance for local events.

Now the company is rolling out timelines, a way to get more information on your people searches. "We now show you important events in the timeline of influential or famous people’s lives. In the case of Henry Ford, we highlight several events of Henry’s life including his marriage and early career of farming and running a saw-mill in 1888, incorporating the Ford Motor Company in 1903, and his retirement from the company in 1918", Bing's Richard Qian states.

Bing claims its algorithms have successfully generated timelines for approximately half a million people. This displays a chronological result of the biggest events in the person's life.

"In cases where our data indicates you would be more interested in another type of information we will not show the timeline which saves space and reduces page load times. For instance, for many actors and singers, their movies and songs may be more interesting than the events of their lives", Qian points out.

Give it a go and let us know what you think.

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