Microsoft turns Bing search results into conversations
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Microsoft is rolling out a new feature to its Bing search engine today: conversations. Its not quite the Cortana digital assistant just yet, but if you search for queries like “who is the president of the United States?” you can follow up that search result with “how old is he?” to quickly get Barack Obamas age. Bing will maintain the context through search queries to provide a conversation-like feature.
Cortana has similar follow-on search features, as does Google Now, but these are largely contained to mobile platforms. Bings update for its desktop search version is part of Microsofts continued efforts to leverage the companys search work as a platform across all of its services and apps. The conversation feature might be a good…