Microsoft adds Farecast, Ask.com integration
Microsoft has been pretty busy today, adding two third-party services to its consumer and business brands. The first is a new integration with Farecast on MSN's travel site . Users get a new module, containing airfare predictions and deals, that offers a listing of cheap airfares as well as an airport finder. Instead of jettisoning you out to Farecast's site, it will open up right inside of MSN--similar to opening up an app in Facebook .
On the business end, Microsoft has added the option to buy search keywords on Ask.com via Microsoft Office Live's adManager service . Office Live users will be able to get keyword advertising on both Ask.com and Live Search using the same platform.