I live in constant jealousy of my friends with Android phones over my favorite Android app — Google Goggles. In particular, the ability to scan barcodes and images for visual recognition is pretty impressive! Now, one of my favorite iPhone apps — Bing — has gotten a big update, and now features my most-lusted-after Google Goggles feature: barcode and image recognition of products. Also in the latest version are improved search functions including search results from your Twitter and Facebook networks, and business list and map view integration with search results.
And that's not all the Bing news for today — the web search at Bing.com just got new entertainment features, including the ability to search for Zune songs, artists, or lyrics, and listen to full song tracks for free. If you'd like to purchase a song, Bing offers one-click access to purchase from Zune.net, even if you aren't a Zune Pass subscriber.