As winter -storms hit across the United States I’m sure many are thinking of warmer places they would rather be at.  We continue our series of in-depth coverage of the Bing search trends of 2013.   When Bing first started out as Live Search it used to have a search service called xRank.  xRank kept track of notable celebrities, musicians, politicians, etc. and ranked them in order of popularity from Bing search query results. Microsoft shut that service down in 2010.  However like Google, Microsoft still publishes results of some of the most popular searches at the end of each year.  Here are the most searched travel destinations: USA’s most searched destinations of 2013 Hawaii captured the heart of Americans this year, even topping searches for mainland USA destinations. London ruled the pack among European destinations, holding onto its #1 spot for the second year in a row. Hawaii Bahamas (pictured) London ...

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Video: Bing Feature Update: Check out top city attractions before you go Bing always touts itself as the decision engine, and a question which comes up very often is “What should we do today.” Bing plans to make that easy with its new attractions pages, which pulls together details on top city attractions like the Space Needle or the Smithsonian so you can quickly find the information you’re looking for. The service includes everything you need to plan your excursion – including reviews, events and photos. To ensure you have up-to-the-minute information, Bing is teaming closely with leading content providers including Frommers, TripAdvisor, WCities and Zvents. The Bing database contains more that 50,000 attractions all around the world, filtered automatically by your location. See the page in action in the video above, and try it for yourself here. ...

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Bing is making news all the day of the week. Today, Bing has announced the partnership with online travel website Kayak. Kayak is a travel search site, which lets you compare options, and when you find something that fits your budget and tastes, you can book it where you want: at the airline site, from the hotel, or from a travel agent. Bing is partnering with KAYAK to improve their travel search query experiences. Microsoft has its own travel search technology such as Fare prediction through its acquisition from Farecast. From Bing Blog, “ Today, we’re excited to welcome a new technology partner, KAYAK. Teaming up with KAYAK, a leading innovator in travel search, allows us to provide a more comprehensive travel search experience. In the coming weeks KAYAK will provide flight search results in the U.S. from multiple cities, airports and airlines, giving customers access to a larger set ...

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Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft is making smart moves to one up the current market leader Google. 1) Bing which has very deep relationship with Facebook has extended “Liked Results” to annotate any of the URLs returned by our algorithmic search results to all users in the US. So whenever you search for an item, you will find the social impact on the query. 2) Bing’s travel vertical gets a small  update which might be handy if you are a frequent traveller. “With Autosuggest Flight Prices natural language capabilities, you can simply type “Fly to Chicago” or “Chicago Flights” and Bing will immediately recognize where you are, in this case Seattle, and instantaneously display the Price Predictor based on your location.” 3) Bing hasn’t made this feature official, but this feature is realised by users across the world. When you search for items like movie name for example, Bing ...

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