Bing Twitter search launched in the UK

Wed 28 October 2009 15:02, Bas van den Beld

In London at the moment Microsoft is organizing Imagine09, a conference for advertisers from all over EMEA. The conference has different interesting angles in which many topics are discussed. Off course the Bing / Twitter deal is one of them. Today Bing announced the new Twitter Bing real time search is now available in the UK.

The Bing - Twitter deal was announced last week. Then Microsoft also stressed the real time search would for now only be available in the US. Its a lot faster then expected that Bing decided to roll out in the UK.

Bing Twitter search launched in the UK

The Bing roll out means now UK residents can use the service. The rest of Europe still has to wait. However, if you want its easy to test out the service. Simply change your location to United Kingdom and you're good to go. Beware


At the Imagine09 conference other interesting facts were presented. If you follow the Imagine09 tweets you can see what's going on. A quick look at some of the tweets show us a couple of interesting ones:

  • JonDMyers: Bing improving user experience on multiple intent search by understanding the semantic intent and also "quick tab" change option #imagine09
  • efrontier: Live demo of Visual Search on Bing at #imagine09 - very groovy. Will be trying when back in the office! ^JB
  • davereynolds_UK: Bing UK is likely to be first to remove Beta tag followed by the rest of Europe #imagine09
  • davereynolds_UK: "Only 1-in-4 searches deliver a successful results the first time, on the first page" #imagine09
  • ballueder: Facebook took 9 mths to reach 100m users, radio took 38 yrs to reach 50m - things go faster & faster #imagine09

Follow the #imagine09 hashtag on Twitter to stay up-to-date!

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