Facebook and Microsoft Deep in Talks About Deepening Search Ties

Thursday Sep 16th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

Sources say Bing may begin accessing data related to Facebook users' "Likes."

All Things Digital: Microsoft's Bing engine already searches public Facebook status updates. Now, unnamed sources say that the two companies could be close to striking a deal that would give Bing access to anonymized data about users who click on Facebook "like" buttons.

In 2007, Microsoft invested $240 million in Facebook.

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