Upcoming Bing announcements: Facebook, and a “major redesign”?

. Bing is set to unveil its “fall lineup” in an event in San Francisco tomorrow (Wed Oct. 13).  A number of sites are reporting that Facebook will be an invited guest, perhaps announcing a relationship involving anonymised data coming from Facebook’s “Like” button, which All Thing’s Digital’s Kara Swisher wrote about last month:

The Like button, which Facebook has been trying to proliferate around the Web, allows users to indicate an interest in a page with one click that then tells their Facebook friends.


That’s because it represents search based on what people are actually interested in rather than just crunching massive amounts of information and muscling it into something useful.

And it would also presumably give Bing a little leg up on Google (GOOG), since data will be available on it that is not available on the search giant, made more important as Facebook’s information-generating audience grows ever larger.

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