Bing adds social networks and more answers to Snapshot information sidebar
Outside present-day people, the expansion is less dramatic, but Bing is adding more related information when searching for historical figures or places. In the handful of examples we tried, the results usually aren’t markedly different from Google’s own side panel. Bing will also directly answer questions whenever it can, bringing up “Mt. Everest” for “tallest mountain in the world,” for example. Google does this too, but in our once again anecdotal searches, we saw more divergence: Bing was better at answering geographical questions, while Google won out in cultural ones like “Who wrote Fight Club?” The new Snapshot is live now, with more information at the Bing blog.