Bing Introduces New Timeline Feature, Helps Us Understand Important Events In People’s Lives

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Microsoft Bing team today announced a new feature called Timeline that will appear to the right of the search results page along with other Snapshot contents. This new feature called “Timeline” allows you to know the 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.

Another timely example of this can be found around Olympic athletes. In the case of Ashley Wagner, who is skating in the Sochi games, a simple search of her name yields a chronology of her career leading to this year’s Olympics.

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So far, Bing has indexed and generated timelines for about half of a million famous people and is adding more to the list. Microsoft is also looking to add timelines for people in like actors and singers, their movies and songs.
Source: Bing

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  • NITSUK

    Sadly as always is either US based update or UK is not had it yet, here in UK we’re still waiting for more advanced Bing filtering options as US has, they need to bring all main regions Bing to work the same if they want Cortana to work on Windows Phone when is introduced.

    • Nham Thien Duong

      I’ve tried it with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and got his timeline too. :-D

      • NITSUK

        Are you UK? because double checked from different systems and still nothing.

    • Johan Spånberg

      I just tried it in Sweden…. Searched for Einstein… Got a complete history of his life. Really impressive!

  • Minstral

    I’ll second that, bing is a inferior second rate search engine outside US whereas Google has a better global hat on. Hence Google is streets ahead of Bing.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    I’ve tried it, it actually works really good, for now Bing has almost all features Google has (excluding uploading by image, and Shopping, which Bing Dropped several months ago), Bing should concentrate more on innovating with more new features like this one, keep up the good work Bing. ;-)

  • Guest

    I Bing Surface tablet and gave the following timeline:

    June 18, 2012: Introduction
    October 26, 2012: Released
    October 27, 2012: D.O.A.