Bing’s autosuggest feature now provides more current suggestions as you type a query. Bing says that it’s added “breaking news and hot trending queries” into autosuggest, with updates being pushed out every 15 minutes.
So, for example, start typing “orange county” into Bing and the autosuggest feature will show a couple terms related to today’s extreme weather.
Bing hopes to improve some of the 45% of queries that it says “result in either a user conducting an immediate re-query, or abandoning the page altogether.”
But this is somewhat of a catch-up move, at least where Google is concerned. Do the same search on Google.com, and you’ll also get suggestions related to today’s weather.
Yahoo’s suggestions don’t take today’s news into account, however — even when you fully type “orange county.”