Encyclopedia Britannica, Bing partner to supplement answers feature

Microsoft's Bing engine has signed-up the Encyclopaedia Britannica to provide answer boxes for search results.Publishers of the 244-year-old fountain of knowledge recently announced it would not be printing new volumes of the Britannica in favour of a new freemium digital-only offering.This strategy will be enhanced as Bing users will now see boxes featuring snippets of information from Britannica Online, with the option of delving deeper into the subject at the source.Answers will appear only for queries where Britannica would pop-up in regular searches and the boxes will also feature links to other sources like Wikipedia and Quora.Trusted content"The answer provides a quick overview of the subject, a thumbnail image, and useful facts and figures making it easier than ever to get trusted content in search. We also pull in direct links to other trusted sources," said Bing's Principal Development Lead, Franco Salvetti in a blog post."We're very excited to collaborate with Encyclopedia Britannica as

Encyclopedia Britannica, Bing partner to supplement answers feature

Encyclopedia Britannica has partnered with Microsoft to supplement Bing’s answers feature. The collaboration was announced on Bing’s official blog and is billed as a reliable way ...

Fri 8 Jun 12 from Techspot

Bing one-ups knowledge graph, hires Encyclopaedia Britannica to supply results

It may have retired from the cut-throat world of print, but Encyclopadia Britannica is enjoying a renaissance by supplying results to Bing. Search for a topic and a Knowledge Graph-esque box ...

Fri 8 Jun 12 from Engadget

Bing signs Britannica for search

Reference results via Microsoft's Bing search engine are getting help from Encyclopaedia Britannica

Fri 8 Jun 12 from BBC Technology

Encyclopaedia Britannica data to feature in Bing results

Microsoft's Bing engine has signed-up the Encyclopaedia Britannica to provide answer boxes for search results.Publishers of the 244-year-old fountain of knowledge recently announced it would ...

Sat 9 Jun 12 from Techradar

Encyclopedia Britannica To Answer Bing Questions

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com After ceasing print publication of its history volumes, it was fairly clear that Encyclopedia Britannica must forge an online presence in order to remain a fixture ...

Sat 9 Jun 12 from RedOrbit

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