According media reports, Microsoft will work with Dealmap ,transaction tracking service providers, to launch Group buying services Bing Deals, into the Group Buying market.
Bing Deals supports both the desktop computer, and also supports mobile devices, and integrated Bing search engine quite closely. Bing Deals will provide more than 20 million buy transactions among more than 14,000 cities and towns in the United States, including the integration of the Groupon, LivingSocial, and Restaurant.com Group-buying site offers such transactions.
Bing Deals provides Group buying transaction will appear in the desktop Bing search engine, with a green marker. Users simply type in the name of the goods you want, you can search out the related Group buying transactions; Bing mobile home page has a “transaction” (Deals) connection, users can view the buying transactions on their area, you can also find buy transactions within the range of a number of their own blocks. Mobile users can also search by keyword and category to find buy transactions, and find the location through the map.
Users can share the Group Buying with friends via E-mail, can click the mouse to join the buy transactions.
Currently, Bing Deals only supports iPhone and Android, Microsoft did not disclose when the Bing Deals landing other mobile platforms, and whether iPhone version of Bing will contain links to buy trading links.