Bing Finance and Data

Bing’s new Finance updates are nice. I guess. Here’s a search for ‘msft’ on Bing.

 MSFT on Bing

Click on the Investor Data button and you’ll see this:

Bing Charting error

Yep, that’s a charting error. But let’s assume that little issue will be resolved soon (and it may even be something on my machine – there’s a bit of beta stuff installed I have to admit). Clicking on OK gets us to the details:

MSFT investor data on Bing

A nice layout and links to the relevant analysis I’m interested in. You can click through to more details on MSN Money.

Here’s a comparison with the Google experience:

MSFT on Google

Clicking through to Google Finance gives this:

MSFT on Google Finance

The big difference is the charting abilities. You can compare stocks, indexes and timeframes very simply. I much prefer the Google interface.

Finally, though a lament at the lack of localised updates. The Bing shots above are based on me choosing US as the location. Searching as an Australian, here’s all I see:MSFT on Bing Australia

No Investor data, Yahoo Finance gets the top billing and even the sponsored results are lame.

I've been involved in digital marketing and web development for more than 25 years. I love analysing data, drinking good coffee and listening to heavy metal. CEO at XEN, a Sydney-based HubSpot Certified Partner.

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