Today US metasearch site Kayak is introducing a price forecast tool similar to an airfare prediction service pioneered in 2005 by Farecast and later acquired by Bing Travel.
Windows 8 is the much anticipated fresh version of the Microsoft OS, which launches October 2012. Its Bing Travel and CheapOair apps offer interesting peeks into the system.
Google has been taking a lot of heat for placing Google Flight Search results above all organic results, but although Bing has largely flown under the radar, it takes preferencing even a step further than Google does.
In the more than three years since Microsoft acquired Farecast to create it, Bing Travel has pretty much lost its identity and gotten swallowed up in the whole Bing thing.
Bing rolled out new attractions pages, featuring museums, tourists spots and other activities, in tandem with partners TripAdvisor, Frommers, WCities and Zvents.
As Kayak partners with Bing and readies an IPO, Kayak may be seeking to tidy up a nasty issue with Orbitz.