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As we bid adieu to 2013, Bing has delivered some end-of-the-year gifts that help you find what you’re looking for faster in the Snapshot pane that appears to the right of search results – material such as TED Talks, famous speeches and online courses.
As the Bing Search Blog reports, and as you can see from the image above, TED Talks will now appear in the Snapshot pane when someone you’re searching has given one, such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, and Dan Gilbert.
You’ll also see audio clips delivered by famous people in the Snapshot pane. Search for Martin Luther King and with a click you can listen to some of his famous speeches without leaving the search results page. You can also try: John Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt and listen to national anthems from the United States, United Kingdom and France.
Free online courses are also going to be easier to find in Snapshot, from universities such as Harvard and Stanford. You’ll also see school ranking. If you’re a student – or just curious – about scientific theory or an historic event or era you’ll see a snippet in search results for the theory and a short summary, related people and top dates to give you a jumping-off point for the history lesson. If you’re looking for an app or piece of software, Bing’s Snapshot will showcase a description of the software, related options and present you with the top trusted sources for safe downloads.
There’s also a pretty cool new feature in Snapshot where you can now see why people are related to the subject you’ve looked up – by hovering over their picture. For example, in the image below, we can see that Charles Alton Ellis was one of the architects of the Golden Gate Bridge and responsible for its structural design.
To find out more about all these new goodies and more ways Bing helps you find what you need faster, check out the full story over on the Bing Search Blog.
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Athima Chansanchai Microsoft News Center Staff