IE8 users can now get Live Search instant answers, including financial information, weather conditions, movie show times, calculations, equations, conversions, and definitions directly in the IE8 search box.
To see the stock quote answer in action, type MSFT in the search box; you’ll get the current stock information, plus the performance graph supplied by Comstock. If you want details, just click on the image and you’ll go to moneycentral.msn.com for more info.
To see the latest weather forecast, type weather in the search box and you’ll get the weather icon, current temp, as well as the predicted high and low temps from Foreca.
Want to try a few of your own? Use the queries below (in bold) to see more:
- 2+2 (calculations)
- x*5=7 (equations)
- 71 degrees F in C (conversions)
- define alert (definitions )
- bella bottega (show time info for a theater )
- The Uninvited (show time info for a movie)
Instant answers are available by default with IE8 when you’re using Live Search in the U.S.
– Alfred Liu, Senior Development Lead, and Beatrice Oltean, Program Manager