Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Microsoft Bing


Microsoft Bing is a new search engine by Microsoft. It went live 2 days early.

The India Times reports there are a few glitches:
"As Microsoft attempts to unseat Google, it unveiled a slate of convenient features for Bing, including an "autoplay" tool that lets users preview videos simply by hovering a mouse over them.

The tool may become a liability because users can have easy access to porn videos on Bing, and not have to log on to one of the porno websites."

(From MM)

3 comments:

Tao said...

Microsoft develop their first useful tool!

Carol said...

... News at 11. : )

Tux said...

Hmmm... Oops! The India Times makes a solid point. Basically, MS is caching and hosting videos on their servers, giving people access without actually having to go to the sites.

I tried Bling today... not bad. It doesn't return the same search results that you'd expect from Google, but of course it's not going to. Looks decent, but will take some getting used to.