So remember when Microsoft paid a hefty sum for a small slice of Facebook pie that valued the social service at $15 billion? After yesterday’s round of announcements, only Microsoft’s Bing has the nod to rifle and index the social activity of their pricey chums.
We’ll see how Google responds. I’m guessing with oodles of cash that re-values Facebook beyond $15 billion. Either that or they’ll starve Facebook of search traffic. Carrot or stick?
But the deal is a definite blow to the dominant search engine, since–for the first time–data will be available on Bing that are not available on Google.