Bing bounces back, racking up a Wolfram|Alpha deal and rising traffic

Bing

is, apparently, still alive and kicking. On Nov. 11, Microsoft (MSFT) announced a deal with WolframAlpha, the search engine created by Mathematica founder and math genius Stephen Wolfram. Microsoft will be WolframAlpha's first partner and will incorporate results from the search engine, which aims to provide actual answers to questions asked in natural language.

This follows on the heels of Microsoft inking deals to pull in real-time update data from Twitter and Facebook. But perhaps best for Microsoft was Bing's very strong traffic growth numbers for October.