• http://www.facebook.com/luke.lockhart2 Luke Lockhart

    How does this on Facebook app benefit users? It seems all the same social functionality could be offered on Bing.com/news, with a greater amount of site real estate.

  • Matt McGee

    There are significantly more people on Facebook than Bing News at any given time, so it’s theoretically easier for them to access this without having to leave Facebook.

    (I think that would be Bing’s answer.) :-)

  • http://www.microsourcing.com/ MicroSourcing

    It’s a good step toward social media integration. Facebook has more traffic than Bing, or at the very least, people check their Facebook accounts more often than they do Bing’s homepage, which makes this a very advantageous move for the search engine.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGOFAG27OLMRVO23PF34KLKD6Y Jenny

    It should be really good once facebook complete their search engine.. it did state somewhere in an apparent leak online and on twitter that Facebook’s New Search Engine is going to be called Fearch.com ! That’s not a bad rival name to Google IMO.. I can already hear them adverts everywhere and ppl in movies saying it.. just fearch it! :) x

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.oliver.3133719 Stephen Oliver

    But the thing is, I don’t want Bing’s idea of what’s “news”; instead, I want to have a customizable news page where I select what news sources I want to include on my page. As long as I keep getting forcefed what some small team in Bing decides is “news,” I have no interest in this. And I’m sure I’m not alone.