Can your Facebook friends really help you find better information on the web?

Bing’s Stefan Weitz in the KIRO studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

That’s one of the questions we explore this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast with our guest, Stefan Weitz of Microsoft’s Bing search engine, which is attempting to challenge Google in the search business by plugging into the popular social network. We talk about the future of search and where Microsoft is headed with its strategy.

That conversation starts at 12:30 in the show above, following our weekly news roundup.

Topics covered this week include a report that Amazon is pushing toward same-day delivery in a new threat to traditional retail stores; John’s in-depth look at why Microsoft’s giant aQuantive acquisition didn’t work out as planned; my imagining of a broken-up Microsoft; and Steve Wozniak’s unexpected praise of the Redmond company.

App of the Week: Figure music-making app by Propellerhead.

Name that Tech Tune: Chance to win a Nokia Lumia 900 prize package.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file. GeekWire airs on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle at 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show runs every weekend on GeekWire.com. You can get every episode using this RSS feed, or by subscribing in iTunes or Zune.

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