Microsoft Bing yesterday announced a new set of Cricket oriented search features such as Bing predictions, polls and quizzes for the upcoming T20 Cricket Worldcup. Bing will offer Cricket content such as live score, news, videos, photo, stats, previews, commentaries, information on history of Cricket, the records held by cricketers etc.
The following new features will be part of this new experience,
- Searching for “Cricket World Cup” on the Bing homepage will bring up the content to the top where users will get match predictions, standings, stats, polls and quiz on a day by day basis as the competition progresses.
- The intuitive Bing Predicts feature makes in-match predictions, updating winners every five overs. Bing uses search, social, and other relevant data to make intelligent predictions about upcoming events, like sports games, reality TV shows, and more.
- Cortana will help keep all its users on Windows 10 stay updated with the latest and best of Cricket matches. By simply asking her about “Cricket scores” or scores of the favourite team will be able to check the entire schedule of the tournament or just the matches of their favorite team. A big fan of Sachin Tendulkar herself, Cortana will also test users’ knowledge about the game. One can ask Cortana to “give me a cricket challenge” and engage in a lively quiz session.
- The search engine will now show users the most recent results and updates starting from Match schedule to point tables with a simple search. This helps in eliminating the need to hop between different websites to check match updates. Bing will also have all the information one needs for the matches all in one place with in-depth features including match schedules, results, and top player statistics. It will enable Cricket lovers in India to stay updated with up to date match scores and get access to interesting facts about their favorite players and teams.
- To add more fun and excitement to this Cricket season, Bing offers users the opportunity to play a daily cricket quiz to test their skills and voice their thoughts in the daily poll. Additionally, it also gives a reason behind very correct answer followed by a score allowing Cricket lovers to enhance their knowledge about the sport’s history. Users can share their score card via Facebook and Twitter and can challenge their family/friends to take up the quick cricket quiz.
Check out the experience here.