Microsoft has launched a new service called “Bing Deals”, this service will compete directly with services like Groupon and Living Social. Bing Deals for the desktop and mobile (m.bing.com) giving you access to more than 200,000 unique offers in over 14,000 cities and towns across the U.S. Bing deals assembles leading offers from Groupon, Living Social and Restaurant.com (just to name a few), making it easier to discover, share and search for the best deals in your area – all from one place. We thinks this is a pretty nice move from Microsoft but how could they justify launching this service for Android and iOS but NOT Windows Phone 7. #fail followed by facepalm. Google is working on launching a similar Google Offers service as well so perhaps this is just an attempt to beat Google to the punch. And don’t forget about Facebook as well who kind of jumped in this game a while back.
Get Great Deals on the Go
From m.bing.com (iPhone and Android), you will see ‘deals’ on the homepage. Simply click on the ‘deals’ link to quickly and easily access deals while on the go. With one click, you’ll see the top daily deals featuring the very best offers in your metro area. And by top deals we’re talking generally 30%-50% off!
Once you find the deal you like, you can save it, share it with a friend via email or claim the deal directly with the deal provider.
Video: Bing Launches Deals
Discover Deals on Your Desktop
You can also get deals while searching at home on your desktop. Simply search the name of the business on Bing. If there is a deal, we’ll display it with a green deal icon.
If you click through the listing to the details page you will find more information on the business including reviews, featured dishes (if it’s a restaurant), pictures, and maps. Bing even helps you make restaurant reservations through OpenTable. (this is a nice feature)
What do you guys think, compiling all of these other places deals, is it brilliant or desperate?
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