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I'm just about two hours ago Microsoft announced a major plan to harness the power FaceBook -- bing search engine.
Big coming up from the reared try to take on everybody from Google today.
You know who else is out there Robert -- has the details on that story Robert.
Palin is that's right for the first time not being in their search results you will be -- results from FaceBook we get them all kinds of -- when you search and you'll be able to find an expert perhaps -- what are your friends or someone else.
On FaceBook who have may have the answer is that you're looking for that credit what they call us -- -- right now we're gonna bring in Derek -- he's Microsoft.
Corporate vice president first search program manager basically along went in -- saying the guy behind this deal didn't think so much for joining us and tell us.
Whose idea was it was a Microsoft or face but -- came up with the idea and how long did it take to heart assist.
God this is our idea -- we how did did too.
Open up and from web search just showing -- blue links to also showing people when you have -- our belief is that.
There's one at least one person out there for every question and that was -- core of the idea.
We've got to work -- would FaceBook they provide the friends who know so we have this two ideas.
-- -- friends in your network that no from FaceBook but there's also experts influential from Twitter.
And and we have other partners coming up from blinked and core four square over the course of the summer.
So they're coming over this are now how expensive is this proposition for you guys to expand being.
To admire all of this is a wealth of data out there we know -- from all the face but 900 million users globally plus you know how are gonna make money from this.
Well it all starts are very product we as you probably know we have about a hundred million.
Users today were we're making good progress since the brand -- three years ago.
And we see this is a real answer to why being and we feel very good about that value proposition.
Where you can do a search.
-- great web results and get access to people.
And we think that the hundred million users that are using us today will use the product or deeply and then its bill to be viral now with the social products so.
As you communicate out to FaceBook or Twitter or the other networks.
You're encouraging your friends to come -- tried things so we see that is not our portion due to gain new customers -- be selling display ads -- -- -- donate to profit from this -- -- wears a revenue stream command and are you gonna share with FaceBook.
Well today we're we're gonna continue to use the current search economics will have mainland ads and -- which uses the search.
Those will still run on the product and as a volume grows that the beauty of the search business smallest that it scales incredibly well with when volume.
And that will continue to do and it's it's organic business -- so that the revenues for for bank.
So what is next for being irradiated -- ready to some analysts are saying it maybe Microsoft would be better off divesting it.
A giving it to FaceBook and then helping to -- to run some of the searches there is is there any talk internally.
-- they like this happening expanding this partnership with FaceBook.
Know -- I'm not involved -- those conversations like I couldn't common those rumors but were best investing.
For the future for the long term were.
Committed to the search business today's announcement is a big step forward and that.
We're very excited about its.
A real unique value proposition for us -- the competitors.
-- the only search engine will be offering both the search results and access to people who can help you -- your query.
We feel great about the -- so were feel pretty good but they're just very quickly when and how do you get on.
So today you can go to bing dot com slash new sign up for an invitation and over the course the coming weeks we will be deploying -- -- -- anybody who signs up will get the first invitations when it's ready great -- -- from Microsoft they -- -- for joining us talking about.
Mining FaceBook for search results -- back to you -- dot com slash new.
And -- you could -- be following us on FaceBook dot com slash.
That was claimant count and Africa.
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