Bing Adds People And Places To Middle ColumnBy: Chris Crum - December 10, 2012
Bing announced today that it is adding a couple new types of information to the middle column of its three-column design: people and landmarks.
Earlier this year, Bing launched the new design. The middle column (which Bing refers to as “Snapshot”) has historically let you look at info like maps and reviews, without having to click over to another site or part of Bing.
“Now when you search for a famous person, celebrity or place, we will present relevant facts about that person in the center part of the screen so you can quickly find what you’re looking for without having to click through to another site or page,” Bing says in a blog post.
“We’ve now expanded the snapshot to cover famous people and places as well as made updates to include different sources including reviews and new modes of interaction,” Bing adds “Right on the main results page, you can make more informed decisions about topics related to people.”
Bing will now show a summary of current info for celebrities (such as recent movies, albums, related celebrities, etc. It will also point you to trailers, music previews, and purchase options.