Bing Gets A 411 Number, One Ups GOOG 411

Posted Jun 2, 2009

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]