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  1. Bing's Best Features are the Ones You Didn't Know Existed on Live Search

    Speaking of travel, Farecast, which Microsoft acquired last year, rocks. But Farecast's strength is displaying deals and predicting whether airfares will rise or fall. Last fall, Microsoft incorporated Farecast flight search with Instant Answers in...

  2. Microsoft Live Search is Now Bing

    Technology from Microsoft's April 2008 acquisition of Farecast is now a central part of Bing Travel. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today drew back the curtain on the new incarnation of Live Search: Bing.

  3. Live Search Unveils Active Answers

    As you can see, the data was provided by Farecast, a travel search site Microsoft acquired last year. Live Search is adding a new feature to its search results. They call it Active Answers and it's designed to give users up-to-the-minute...

  4. Live Search Adds Shopping and Flight Instant Answers

    For flights, simply type in Flights from (point A) to (point B) and, in conjunction with this year's acquired Farecast, you'll get a result for a flight with those destinations. Microsoft's Live Search is adding more instant answers to the main...

  5. Microsoft to Work on Live Search Reputation

    Microsoft also relaunched travel search site Farecast, which it acquired earlier this year. Kevin Johnson, Microsoft's president of platforms and services division, has said that the company will work to fix their search brand image, according to...

  6. Gates: Microsoft will Build World's Best Search Engine

    Microsoft Launches Live Search Cashback and Live Search Farecast Last year, Bill Gates announced that his focus for his remaining full-time work at Microsoft would be search. But the job is not yet done and now he's announced that search will be a...

  7. Microsoft Launches Live Search Cashback and Live Search Farecast

    In addition, Microsoft also announced a new Live Search travel destination, Live Search Farecast, making it easy for searchers to find the best travel deals on the Web. Live Search Farecast won't offer a rebate to consumers initially but Microsoft...

  8. Highlights from the SEW Blog: April 14-18, 2008

    Microsoft Acquires Travel Search Site FarecastMicrosoft has reportedly acquired Seattle-based travel search site Farecast for an estimated $115 million. We've collected all the search engine marketing news from selected posts to the Search Engine...

  9. Microsoft Acquires Travel Search Site Farecast

    Microsoft has acquired Seattle-based travel search site Farecast for an estimated $115 million, according to published reports. Farecast uses predictive technology to offer its users comprehensive results on hotels and airfare prices.

  10. Hug the Reservations

    While Kayak, SideStep, Mobissimo, Farecast and others compete directly through their travel search engines, their approaches seem pretty different – and there's some room for all of them. If you listen to some of the Travel Search competitors, then...