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This article was published on December 8, 2014

Microsoft’s Bing introduces ‘Fact Answers’ for steamlined access to phone numbers, directions and more

Microsoft’s Bing introduces ‘Fact Answers’ for steamlined access to phone numbers, directions and more
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Microsoft today unveiled some upgrades for Bing aimed at making its information more accessible to users.

Called ‘Fact Answers,’ the new information cards will appear at the top of search results to provide information you might otherwise have to dig through search links to find.

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In particular, Microsoft gives the examples of being able to find phone numbers, business hours, directions and travel time immediately.

It’s functionality similar to what Google already offers in its search results, but it’s a welcome change to save Bing’s users some time on quick, small searches. You should see the new information cards appear on desktop and mobile searches now.

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