Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site
Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the Cook Political Report and Real Clear Politics as it’s reported.
There are filtering options and social data from Twitter and Facebook, as well as a feature to help users find their polling places.
Bing calls it “another reason to choose Bing over Google.”
Of course, Google has its own elections site at Google.com/elections, which includes news, relevant Google+ pages, and tons of relevant video content from YouTube, as well as trends, voter info, and various other features.
“Powered by Bing search technology and combined with the best from MSN and political partnerships including Politico, Real Clear Politics, The Cook Political Report, Huffington Post and Associated Press, bing.com/elections gives those interested in politics a new place to plug into what’s happening in Election 2012,” says Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Bing. “With coverage, polls and predictions of every race and candidate down to the state and congressional level, as well a unique take each day from Politico and its candidate tracker, Bing Elections is constantly updated so you don’t miss a thing.”
In other Bing news, Microsoft just launched Windows 8, and Bing has been showing off its new apps.