Microsoft Bing Search: Have you ever shown up at a local bar, hoping for a good time just to find that everybody has gone home for the evening? When was the last time you had to wait for a table in a crowded restaurant? If you have ever been in either situation, you may want to pay attention to what Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is doing with its Bing Now app.
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Mashable makes it pretty simple to understand what Bing Now is trying to do:
“An app called Bing Now, demonstrated at Microsoft’s headquarters last week, could give Web searchers a way to gauge the current vibe of a bar or restaurant before they book a table.”
As of now, this app is in the early developmental stages. That being said, it is easy to see that it has a place in the future if Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is able to work out the kinks and provide accurate data.
If you are interested in learning more about what this product may offer in the future, visit the official demo page here.
In the same Mashable article, Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, part of the sensing and energy group of Microsoft Research, added the following:
“Every time a user checks in to a business, he actually explicitly tells us where he is going, and we actually know the phone is in the user’s hands. When a person checks in, as a Foursquare user would, the phone could collect 6- to 10-second audio samples, process them on the device, and send off the extracted data.”
This may sound confusing, but with the right technology and a big enough user base it could be a time saver for millions of people.
It will be interesting to see if Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is able to run with its Bing Now app in the near future. What do you think about the idea to provide real time business information in this fashion? Share your opinion in the comment section below.
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