Microsoft’s Bing

Microsoft’s new search engine ‘Bing‘ unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009. Bing went fully online on June 3, 2009. It is a replacement for Live Search(Windows Live Search, MSN Search).

The homepage is crisp and clear and the image will change daily. The Bing interface is refreshingly clean and results are displayed by helpful categories. For example, I type books and results are grouped by History, Electronic, Best Sellers, Publishing and Writing. “Simple Organized System, thats Bing”

The Indian version currently doesn’t have the full functionality.

The Indian version doesn’t Have Search History And The Image On The Bing Home Page Here Is Not Interactive As In The Us Version To Explore The Full Version Of Bing. You can change the Indian version to the US version by clicking on the ‘India’ link at the top right of the page and selecting the United States from the country list.

Some of the interesting features that you will notice at first glance:

When you hover on a search result, you will see the orange icon – which gives you a quick preview of the site (text preview). Very useful, if you are still not sure of clicking.

Just search for any video on Bing Videos and hover the mouse over any of the video thumbnail to watch a short clip.(WOW!)

Bing is such a decision engine. It provides an easy way to make more informed choices. It organizes popular results by category to help you get the answers you’re looking for without having to guess at the right way to formulate your query.

Now is Bing a real competitor for Google? Check the here to get a comparision of Bing with Google


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