Bing Gets A 411 Number, One Ups GOOG 411

With the launch of Bing, Microsoft Corporation is getting ready to take Google’s algorithm and marketing power head-on.  Another service that Google that Microsoft wants to challenge is the 411 service.

The 1-800-GOOG-411 offers local business listing information, but 1-800-BING-411 has several other options on top of local businesses.  Bing 411 offers movie listings, local traffic, and weather conditions.  Bing 411 also has saved searches.  Not bad, Microsoft.  Consider you added to my contacts list and GOOG 411 removed.  At least until GOOG 411 provides additional services.

[via TechCrunch]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Bing Gets A 411 Number, One Ups GOOG 411 Comments

  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    Considering Bing has just copied Google and other site’s features and then added some features to differentiate, I wouldn’t be giving them any laurels. They even cloned the phone no. format. No respect from me.

  2. AMANSLIFE says:


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