No Need to Copy and Paste: Bing's iPad App Updated With "Lasso" Technology, Just Circle and Search
Here are a few items that take a look at the new “Lasso” capability that launched today and is available for Bing’s iPad app.
What is it?
Your using an iPad and your reading something (article, book, etc) and you want to search for more info. With Lasso there is no need to type into a search box or even cut and paste. Simply circle the word(s) or phrase you want search for info about, click search, and get ready to review your results. Btw,
The app is free.
1. “Whoa Doggies! Bing Lassoes Search On The iPad” (by Greg Sterling)
Greg points out (thank you for the mention Greg) that Ask.com’s Ask City (local search) product (no longer available) allowed users to draw a circle around an area to find local establishments. Also, Yahoo currently has a local search app for iPhone/iPad/iTouch iOS that allows users to use their finger to sketch a shape on a map and find restaurants inside of the shape. Yahoo Sketch-a-Search is also free. This searching concept has a lot of promise for mobile users.
3. Bing for iPad Update: Searching Without a Search Box (via Bing Blog)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.