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Etzioni’s Farecast moves forward “with a Bing, not a wimper”

01moneyTechFlash discusses Microsoft’s newly launched Bing Travel — which combines UW CSE’s Farecast’s airfare-prediction and travel-search tools with MSN editorial content — as “a key chess piece in Microsoft’s new effort to challenge Google in Internet search.”

“It’s also a high-profile example of Microsoft benefiting from technology developed in its backyard. Oren Etzioni, the University of Washington computer scientist who founded Farecast in 2003, is watching with pride.”

Read the TechFlash post here.

June 12, 2009