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Bing – Microsoft New Search Engine

Posted on: June 1, 2009

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It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as go Google yourself, but now you can go Bingyourself. (Then again, Google took a few years ti become a verb.). Bing, Microsoft’s latest effort to compete in search, is now live on a “preview” site. The key thing to pay attention to is the guided search assistance on the left and the different experiences for the travel, images, video, maps, news, and shopping tabs.
A few things to try:
An ambiguous Web search: “turkey” (do you want images, recipes, facts, or a map of the country? The topic guides in the left explore pane will help you narrow your search).
A travel search: “SFO to JFK”
Video search: “Simpsons” (hover over the thumbnail to play the video)
Image search: “Rollercoasters” (notice the infinite scroll).
A health search: “Sore throat”
Shopping: “Digital SLR” (sort by price or brand, get average ratings and CashBack).
Maps: “BBQ” (automatically knows what city you are in and offers up geo-appropriate results).
News Search: “Bing”  (what else?)
Check it out. Try a few searches and then tell us in comments if you will ever go back.

It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as go Google yourself, but now you can go Bingyourself. (Then again, Google took a few years ti become a verb.). Bing, Microsoft’s latest effort to compete in search, is now live on a “preview” site. The key thing to pay attention to is the guided search assistance on the left and the different experiences for the travel, images, video, maps, news, and shopping tabs.

A few things to try:

An ambiguous Web search: “turkey” (do you want images, recipes, facts, or a map of the country? The topic guides in the left explore pane will help you narrow your search).

A travel search: “SFO to JFK”

Video search: “Simpsons” (hover over the thumbnail to play the video)

Image search: “Rollercoasters” (notice the infinite scroll).

A health search: “Sore throat”

Shopping: “Digital SLR” (sort by price or brand, get average ratings and CashBack).

Maps: “BBQ” (automatically knows what city you are in and offers up geo-appropriate results).

News Search: “Bing”  (what else?)

Check it out. Try a few searches and then tell us in comments if you will ever go back.

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