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Bing
Bing logo
Bing homepage
The Bing homepage has an image that changes daily.
URL www.bing.com
Slogan Bing & decide
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Search Engine
Registration Optional
Available language(s) Multilingual (40)
Owner Microsoft
Created by Microsoft
Launched June 1, 2009
Alexa rank 21[1]
Current status Active
.Bing (formerly Live Search, Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is the current web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine")[2] from Microsoft.^ Live Search is accessible through Microsoft's Live.com and MSN.com web portal.

^ Microsoft plays Live Search to its base of current users .
  • Microsoft plays Live Search to its base of current users | Data management - InfoWorld 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.infoworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo?
  • Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo? | Microsoft - CNET News 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego.^ Unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, Bing is a replacement for Live Search.
  • Bing.com : search engine 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC talk.iwebtool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Today, search engines do a decent job of helping people navigate the Web and find information, but they don’t do a very good job of enabling people to use the information they find,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO in a statement about the launch.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ Accepted papers will appear in the Hypertext 2009 Conference Proceedings and also be available through the ACM Digital Library.

It went fully online on June 3, 2009,[3] with a preview version released on June 1, 2009.
Notable changes include the listing of search suggestions as queries are entered and a list of related searches (called "Explorer pane") based on[4] semantic technology from Powerset that Microsoft purchased in 2008.[5] As of January 2010 Bing is the third largest search engine on the web by query volume, at 3.16%, after its competitor Google at 85.35% and Yahoo at 6.15%, according to Net Applications.[6]
On July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal in which Bing would power Yahoo! Search.[7]

Contents

History

MSN Search

MSN Search homepage in 2006
.MSN Search was a search engine by Microsoft that comprised a search engine, index, and web crawler.^ Kumo , search engine , Microsoft Corp.
  • microsoft live search Resources | ZDNet 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s tough being Microsoft’s search engine.
  • Technologizer | Tag Archive | Live Search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC technologizer.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft releases new search engine .
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

.MSN Search first launched in the third quarter of 1998 and used search results from Inktomi.^ Authoritative health info: Using technology from its Medstory acquisition, searches for health topics will separate and highlight results from trusted medical sources.
  • Microsoft | Microsoft rolling out revamped Live Search | Seattle Times Newspaper 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ MSN, a really cool set of tools in the image search (i find nice the "desktop size" filter) and the results...
  • Microsoft Live Search Test Drive (by Jeremy Zawodny) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC jeremy.zawodny.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows Live Search is additionally linked up with MSN Shopping and MSN Spaces to provide integrated search results from those MSN properties.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In early 1999, MSN Search launched a version which displayed listings from Looksmart blended with results from Inktomi except for a short time in 1999 when results from AltaVista were used instead.^ Refining results multiple times can be tedious using traditional search.
  • justaddwater.dk | Live search explained 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC justaddwater.dk [Source type: General]

^ MSN, a really cool set of tools in the image search (i find nice the "desktop size" filter) and the results...
  • Microsoft Live Search Test Drive (by Jeremy Zawodny) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC jeremy.zawodny.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows Live Search is additionally linked up with MSN Shopping and MSN Spaces to provide integrated search results from those MSN properties.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since then Microsoft upgraded MSN Search to provide its own self-built search engine results, the index of which was updated weekly and sometimes daily.^ Microsoft updates its search engine for news .

^ Search Results at MSN seo_man .

^ UPDATE: Microsoft's press release on the new updated Live Search Engine .

.The upgrade started as a beta program in November 2004, and came out of beta in February 2005. Image search was powered by a third party, Picsearch.^ In the list of installed programs, search for any third-party toolbars, such as MyWebSearch Toolbar, Smiley Central, Messenger Plus, Kiwee Toolbar, Info Pen or MacroGaming SweetIM and then uninstall the program.

^ Image galleries 2007-06-07 Lenovo loads up on Windows Live Search Lenovo loads up on Windows Live SearchLenovo loads up on Windows Live SearchAnd so starts the downfall of Google.
  • microsoft windows live search Resources | ZDNet 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 .
  • Daily SearchCast, September 12, 2006: Bye MSN Search, Hello Windows Live Search; The Search Diggs Grow; Shakespeare On Clusters & More! 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC dailysearchcast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The service also started providing its search results to other search engine portals in an effort to better compete in the market.^ Windows Live Search is additionally linked up with MSN Shopping and MSN Spaces to provide integrated search results from those MSN properties.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It points to the large numbers of people who find their way to the service through the MSN portal and other online services such as e-mail and instant messaging.
  • Microsoft | Microsoft rolling out revamped Live Search | Seattle Times Newspaper 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ The search engine from the World's #1 producer of software and one of the top portals on the Internet today.
  • Microsoft Search Bing.com (formerly Live.com): 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.webmasterworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Windows Live Search

Windows Live Search homepage
.The first public beta of Windows Live Search was unveiled on March 8, 2006, with the final release on September 11, 2006 replacing MSN Search.^ Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo?
  • Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo? | Microsoft - CNET News 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MSN Spaces is now Windows Live Spaces.

^ Live Search released on 11/1/05 .

.The new search engine used search tabs that include Web, news, images, music, desktop, local, and Microsoft Encarta.^ Microsoft updates its search engine for news .

^ Kumo , search engine , Microsoft Corp.
  • microsoft live search Resources | ZDNet 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Bing is the new search engine launched by microsoft to compete with google.
  • Bing.com : search engine 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC talk.iwebtool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the roll-over from MSN Search to Windows Live Search, Microsoft stopped using Picsearch as their image search provider and started performing their own image search, fueled by their own internal image search algorithms.^ I went to Live.com and searched for "Image Search."
  • Another Google vs. Live search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft rolling out revamped Live Search .
  • Microsoft | Microsoft rolling out revamped Live Search | Seattle Times Newspaper 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo?
  • Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo? | Microsoft - CNET News 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8]

Live Search

Live Search homepage
.On March 21, 2007, Microsoft announced that it would separate its search developments from the Windows Live services family, rebranding the service as Live Search.^ Tags : SEARCH , Microsoft Windows Live Search , search engine , Google Inc.
  • microsoft windows live search Resources | ZDNet 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft launches Live Search Cashback .
  • The True Fiction of Microsoft Live Search – GigaOM 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft releases new API for Windows Live Search .
  • Live Search | ITworld 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.itworld.com [Source type: News]

.Live Search was integrated into the Live Search and Ad Platform headed by Satya Nadella, part of Microsoft's Platform and Systems division.^ Live Search Integrated into Firefox .
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft launches Live Search Cashback .
  • The True Fiction of Microsoft Live Search – GigaOM 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search .
  • Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search | CES 2009 - CNET Blogs 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.As part of this change, Live Search was merged with Microsoft adCenter.^ Microsoft launches Live Search Cashback .
  • The True Fiction of Microsoft Live Search – GigaOM 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search .
  • Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search | CES 2009 - CNET Blogs 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ What if the new name for Microsoft Live Search is ...
  • microsoft live search Resources | ZDNet 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

[9]
.A series of reorganisations and consolidations of Microsoft's search offerings were made under the Live Search branding.^ Microsoft launches Live Search Cashback .
  • The True Fiction of Microsoft Live Search – GigaOM 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search .
  • Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search | CES 2009 - CNET Blogs 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ If Microsoft can unite its offerings under one strong brand e.g.
  • Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo? | Microsoft - CNET News 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On May 23, 2008, Microsoft announced the discontinuation of Live Search Books and Live Search Academic and integrated all academic and book search results into regular search, and as a result this also included the closure of Live Search Books Publisher Program.^ Microsoft launches Live Search Cashback .
  • The True Fiction of Microsoft Live Search – GigaOM 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They announce Live Search 411 .
  • Live Search -- Download Squad 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.downloadsquad.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft updates Live Search maps, announces Live Search 411 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.downloadsquad.com [Source type: General]

^ Live Search Integrated into Firefox .
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

.Soon after, Windows Live Expo was discontinued on July 31, 2008. Live Search Macros, a service for users to create their own custom search engines or use macros created by other users, was also discontinued shortly after.^ Tags : SEARCH , Microsoft Windows Live Search , search engine , Google Inc.
  • microsoft windows live search Resources | ZDNet 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Or that sometimes it's ok to use Live Search?
  • Neowin.net - Who uses MS Live Search? 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.neowin.net [Source type: General]

^ All Windows Live services are free.
  • Microsoft updates Live Search maps, announces Live Search 411 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.downloadsquad.com [Source type: General]

.On May 15, 2009, Live Product Upload, a service which allowed merchants to upload products information onto Live Search Products, was discontinued.^ You can with the Live Search Products accelerator!

^ More information about Live Product Searches at Edison Nation .
  • Edison Nation —BBB202 - Live Product Search Submission 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.edisonnation.com [Source type: General]

^ Or Live Search may be dead one.
  • Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search | CES 2009 - CNET Blogs 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

The final reorganisation came as Live Search QnA was rebranded as MSN QnA on February 18, 2009, however, it was subsequently discontinued on May 21, 2009.[10]
.Microsoft recognised that there would be a brand issue as long as the word "Live" remained in the name.^ There are a lot of services branded as Live.
  • Windows Live Search to be rebranded Kumo? | Microsoft - CNET News 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Redmond in the past has been criticized for offering up a confusing array of similar products under numerous brand names such as MSN Search, Live Search, and Windows Live Search.
  • Microsoft Bing Goes Live -- Microsoft Bing -- InformationWeek 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.informationweek.com [Source type: News]

^ Before getting into the details, it would be best to mention how Microsoft is moving its MSN branding to Live branding.
  • Microsoft vs. Google Round 2: Windows Live Search Beta 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seochat.com [Source type: General]

[11] As an effort to create a new identity for Microsoft's search services, Live Search was officially replaced by Bing on June 3, 2009.[12]

Yahoo! search deal

On July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced that they had made a 10-year deal in which the Yahoo! search engine would be replaced by Bing. Yahoo! will get to keep .88% of the revenue from all search ad sales on its site for the first five years of the deal, and have the right to sell adverts on some Microsoft sites.^ Unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, Bing is a replacement for Live Search.
  • Bing.com : search engine 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC talk.iwebtool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To provide some context, Product Search provides a search experience custom-tuned for finding products available for sale on the web.

^ Facebook now have bing search on their site, Microsoft has a search deal with Yahoo and now Wolfram.
  • bing.com Resources | ZDNet 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC updates.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

Yahoo! .Search will still maintain its own user interface, but will eventually feature "Powered by Bing" branding.^ "If Facebook eventually drives a good deal of volume, it can help Microsoft gain exposure to users and potentially additional market share over time, but also drive search revenue.
  • Microsoft looks to Facebook to expand Live Search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft looks to Facebook to expand Live Search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

^ Groups offer powerful features to your Outlook Live users.

^ What would you like to see Live do to make it easier to interface with their search engine from a webmaster perspective, and as a user?
  • SEOmoz | Contribute Feedback for the MSN/Live Search Team (And Be Heard) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13][14]

Market Share

.Before the launch of Bing the marketshare of Microsoft web search pages (MSN and Live search) had been steadily declining.^ Microsoft has launched an updated version of Live Search .

^ Microsoft launches Live Search Cashback .
  • The True Fiction of Microsoft Live Search – GigaOM 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bing is the new search engine launched by microsoft to compete with google.
  • Bing.com : search engine 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC talk.iwebtool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since Bing's launch in the US, Microsoft has increased its US search market share.^ Bing market share up to 10.3%   .
  • Microsoft Search Bing.com (formerly Live.com): 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.webmasterworld.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft launches Live Search Cashback .
  • The True Fiction of Microsoft Live Search – GigaOM 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bing is the new search engine launched by microsoft to compete with google.
  • Bing.com : search engine 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC talk.iwebtool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Microsoft, in third-place, has increased its share from 8 percent in May[15] to 11.5 percent in February 2010,[16] according to figures from ComScore.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 IT Topics .
  • Is kumo.com the new Live Search? - Computerworld Blogs 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 .
  • Aidan Finn - Please Go Instead To http://www.aidanfinn.com - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC joeelway.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

^ Only about 9 percent of cell phone subscribers search the Net from their cell phones, according to ComScore M:Metrics.
  • Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search | CES 2009 - CNET Blogs 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC ces.cnet.com [Source type: General]

Features

Interface features

  • Daily changing of background image. The images are mostly of noteworthy places in the world, though it sometimes displays animals, people, and sports. .The background image also contains information about the element(s) shown in the image.
  • Left side navigation pane.^ An explorer pane on the left side of results pages will give you access to tools that help you with your tasks.
    • Microsoft Live Search in Quest for New Name and Design - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC bits.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The MMC refreshed and now I had a Cluster Shared Volume item in the navigation pane on the left.
    • Aidan Finn - Please Go Instead To http://www.aidanfinn.com - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC joeelway.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Image searches are a nice improvement over googles with a larger search return per page and less information shown to you unless you mouse over it.
    • Bing.com Discussion » Shoutwire.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC shoutwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Includes navigation and, on results pages, related searches and prior searches
  • Right side extended preview which shows a bigger view of the page and gives URLs to links inside of the page.
  • Sublinks.^ I can get it to preform a search but it sends me to a new page to view the results.
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX (WordPress-Ready) Search, Version 2 | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I search for ‘gardening’ and the result arrives with an image relating to that page.
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX (WordPress-Ready) Search, Version 2 | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Does it show the normal search page or it does give an error?
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    On certain search results, the search result page also shows section links within the article (this is also done on other search engines, including Google)
  • Enhanced view where third party site information can be viewed inside Bing.
  • On certain sites, search from within the website on the results page.
  • On certain sites, Bing will display the Customer Service number on the results page.

Media features

.
  • Video thumbnail Preview where, by hovering over a video thumbnail, the video automatically starts playing
  • Image search with continuous scrolling images results page that has adjustable settings for size, layout, color, style and people.^ I search for ‘gardening’ and the result arrives with an image relating to that page.
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX (WordPress-Ready) Search, Version 2 | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Set as browser default start page .
    • The Real Live Search – Bing API experiment – istartedsomething 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.istartedsomething.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The company also rolled out a new image search that features infinite scrolling, thumbnail-image-sizing customization, filmstrip view and the ability to see the full image without leaving the results page.
    • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [17]
  • Video search with adjustable setting for length, screen size, resolution and source

Instant answers

  • Sports. .Bing can directly display scores from a specific day, recent scores from a league or scores and statistics on teams or players.
  • Finance.^ Bing.Com World Series Winning Walk Off Hits In the history of the World Series, there have been 9 players who have won the World Sereis with a hit in their teams final at-bat.
    • Bing.Com - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This has nothing to do with our recent release (and is not specific to Live.com), but is a technical issue that the Mail team is actively working on.

    .When entering a company name or stock symbol and either stock or quote in the search box Bing will show direct stock information like a stockchart, price, volume, and p/e ratio[18] in a webslice that users can subscribe to.
  • Math calculations (e.g., 2 * pi * 24).^ I want to have it search through a list of stocks (stock market) that a user can search by symbol, and it’ll display the company name.
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Competition is the only way that improves user experience Now live dot com re-directs to Bing dot com.
    • Will Bing,com be your next Search Engine? - Search Engine Watch Forums 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And again, I'm hiring for non-UI positions as well - the link is just to show a little more information about the team and the direction that we're headed.

    [19] .Users can enter math expressions in the search box using a variety of math operators and (trig) functions[20] and Bing will provide a direct calculation of the expression.
  • Package tracking and tracing.^ The registration also says, however, that Kumo may be used to brand "education; providing of training; entertainment, including entertainment services via Internet search engines."
    • Will Microsoft's 'Kumo' Replace Live Search? - InternetNews.com 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In the near future I wish to add AJAX functionality to display search results (with post titles) under the search text box without a page refresh.
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Finally, Kumo may be used as a trademark for "design and development of computer hardware and software; computer services including search engine services and the providing of downloadable and non-downloadable software.
    • Will Microsoft's 'Kumo' Replace Live Search? - InternetNews.com 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

    .When a user types the name of the shipping company and the tracking number Bing will provide direct tracking information.
  • Dictionary.^ Competition is the only way that improves user experience Now live dot com re-directs to Bing dot com.
    • Will Bing,com be your next Search Engine? - Search Engine Watch Forums 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This post can be edited by most users to provide up-to-date information about developments of this thread based on user responses, and user findings.
    • Free Live Cricket match coverage - Idea Cup - SlickDeals.net Forums 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC slickdeals.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Microsoft is rolling a number of existing products and technologies into Bing in an effort to present a coherent face to users.
    • Microsoft Bing Goes Live -- Microsoft Bing -- InformationWeek 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.informationweek.com [Source type: News]

    .When 'define', 'definition' or 'what is' followed by a word is entered in the searchbox Bing will show a direct answer from the Encarta dictionary
  • Spell check.^ Example: when 102 is entered in the search box, I get building 1020 that shows first and 102 follows, I would like for 102 to show first.
    • Live Search As You Type and Live Sorting Tables With JS » Dustin Bachrach Blog 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC dbachrach.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Will change frequently misspelled search terms to the more commonly spelled alternative.
  • Best match (plus similar sites)
  • Product shopping and Bing cashback
  • Health information
  • Flight tracking

Local info

.
  • Current traffic information
  • Business listing
  • People listing
  • Collections
  • Localized searching for restaurants and services
  • Restaurant reviews
  • Movies played in an area.^ Compare local search (business and people search), driving directions and more...
    • Another Google vs. Live search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Microsoft's search team believes its service is competitive with Google's on features and relevancy, but people don't know that because Live Search is not widely used.
    • Tech Tracks | Ballmer foreshadowed new look for Live Search | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Local searches now include photos of the destination; a "streetscape" view when available; a "click-to-call" feature in some cases; and related information, like reviews, aggregated from third parties.
    • A New Face For Live Search - InternetNews.com 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

    .When a current movie title is entered in the search box Bing will provide listings of local theaters showing the movie.^ I expect Car Dashboard solutions to eventually provide windshield “heads up display” driving directions that can also show the nearest movie listings, nearest Thai restaurants, closest hospitals, etc.

    ^ Click Start, type control timedate.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. b.

    ^ Search for your favorite TV shows and movies on whadu.com .
    • Air America ceases live broadcasts today! - DVD Talk Forum | BrokenControllers.com 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC brokencontrollers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When a city is added to the search box, Bing provides the movie listings localized for that city.
  • City hotel listings.^ Bing search not working and then I just tried with Bing word in the search box and the result shown as below We did not find any results for bing.
    • Will Bing,com be your next Search Engine? - Search Engine Watch Forums 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Well, simply move your mouse over each search result and Bing will provide an expanded snippet–even drawing meta data, if available.
    • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I gave Bing a go and typed a search phrase that typically lists our company in the top three of a Google search.
    • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

    .When 'hotels' and a city name is entered in the search box Bing can provide hotel listings with a map.^ Click Start, click Run, type taskmgr.exe in the Run box and press ENTER or click OK. If you are on WINDOWS VISTA: Click Start then type taskmgr.exe on the Start Search box.

    ^ Disable User Account Control a) Click on the Start menu and type MSCONFIG in the Start Search box then press ENTER. b) Click on the Tools tab.

    ^ Example: when 102 is entered in the search box, I get building 1020 that shows first and 102 follows, I would like for 102 to show first.
    • Live Search As You Type and Live Sorting Tables With JS » Dustin Bachrach Blog 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC dbachrach.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The listing leads to a detail search page with the hotels listed that holds extended information on the hotels and contains links to reviews, directions reservations and bird eye view of the hotel.^ Bird's Eye views of race tracks from Live Search Maps .

    ^ Searches To search for listings posted only by your community: Click the Community Link seen as (Change) under the distance slider near the top of the web page.

    ^ Also present were tabs that direct users to bonus features such as Microsoft's cash-back search rewards program and links to pages for developers and Webmasters.
    • Microsoft Bing Goes Live -- Microsoft Bing -- InformationWeek 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.informationweek.com [Source type: News]

    On the page with the listings the list can be refined by settings on ratings, pricing, amenities, payment and parking

Integration with Hotmail

.
  • With Hotmail’s "Quick Add" feature, users can insert derivatives of Bing search results such as restaurant reviews, movie times, images, videos, and maps directly into their e-mail messages.^ Microsoft to add 'Ping' to Bing to share search results .
    • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Microsoft adds similar images feature to Live Search Images .

    ^ By following the link on his blog, the user can download the Bing search add on .

    [21]

International

Bing is available in many languages and has been localized for many countries.[22]

Languages

Search products

In addition to its tool for searching web pages, Bing also provides the following search offerings:[23]
Service Description
Health .Bing Health refines health searches using related medical concepts to get relevant health information and to allow users to navigate complex medical topics with inline article results from experts.^ That concludes that users are likely to refine results when searching.
  • justaddwater.dk | Live search explained 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC justaddwater.dk [Source type: General]

^ Refining results multiple times can be tedious using traditional search.
  • justaddwater.dk | Live search explained 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC justaddwater.dk [Source type: General]

^ Regardless of what the user is searching on, the right results should be returned… There is often a confusion between powerful and complex search – the two are not the same… It quickly becomes apparent that exposing more search functionality is not the answer, as few [users] will use the extra features.
  • justaddwater.dk | Live search explained 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC justaddwater.dk [Source type: General]

This feature is based on the Medstory acquisition.
Images .Bing Images enables the user to quickly search and display most relevant photos and images of interest.^ As Live Search was replaced with Bing, users of Microsoft's search engine could easily notice that the Redmond-based company was doing things a bit different.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ I want to have it search through a list of stocks (stock market) that a user can search by symbol, and it’ll display the company name.
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search is consistently one of the most popular places on Independent.ie and now a user can add Irish Independent Search as one of their search options in IE8.

The infinite scroll feature allows browsing a large number of images quickly. .The advance filters allows refining search results in terms of properties such as image size, aspect ratio, color or black and white, photo or illustration, and facial features recognition.^ Windows Live Search is additionally linked up with MSN Shopping and MSN Spaces to provide integrated search results from those MSN properties.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The company also rolled out a new image search that features infinite scrolling, thumbnail-image-sizing customization, filmstrip view and the ability to see the full image without leaving the results page.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He has since pulled down the post with images from his website but we did manage to get copies and have compared them with the current Live.com search results.

Local .Bing Local searches local business listings with business details and reviews, allowing users to make more informed decisions.^ Compare local search (business and people search), driving directions and more...
  • Another Google vs. Live search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC scobleizer.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft said Bing initially will focus on four areas: making a purchase decision, trip planning, finding local businesses, and researching health conditions.
  • Microsoft Bing Goes Live -- Microsoft Bing -- InformationWeek 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.informationweek.com [Source type: News]

^ For instance, a search on Bing for, say, flights to Hawaii, coughs up real-time pricing and availability information, and allows users to make a booking in real time.
  • Microsoft Bing Goes Live -- Microsoft Bing -- InformationWeek 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.informationweek.com [Source type: News]

Maps .Bing Maps enables the user to search for businesses, addresses, landmarks and street names worldwide, and can select from a road-map style view, a satellite view or a hybrid of the two.^ I do wonder what the “Shaded” view is as this seems to be no different to the “Road” map view.
  • Alan's Knowledge Base - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC abskb.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

^ As Live Search was replaced with Bing, users of Microsoft's search engine could easily notice that the Redmond-based company was doing things a bit different.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ I want to have it search through a list of stocks (stock market) that a user can search by symbol, and it’ll display the company name.
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Also available are "bird's-eye" images for many cities worldwide, and 3D maps which include virtual 3D navigation and to-scale terrain and 3D buildings.^ BET left off with the longer format posts - Meet Virtual Birds Eye .

^ With Birds Eye Tourist in hibernation for nearly a year Virtual Globetrotting has been the place to go for online sky spotting.

^ Now Live Search Maps has bird's-eye 3D imagery for 80 percent of the US .

For business users it will be available as "Bing Maps For Enterprise".
News .Bing News is a news aggregator and provides news results relevant to the search query from a wide range of online news and information services.^ Windows Live Search is additionally linked up with MSN Shopping and MSN Spaces to provide integrated search results from those MSN properties.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft's search team believes its service is competitive with Google's on features and relevancy, but people don't know that because Live Search is not widely used.
  • Tech Tracks | Ballmer foreshadowed new look for Live Search | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ Microsoft is testing a new feature called "Bing & Ping" for its Bing search engine that allows people to share search results on social networks...
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

Reference Bing Reference semantically indexes Wikipedia content and displays them in an enhanced view within Bing. .It also allow users to input search queries that resembles full questions and highlights the answer within search results.^ The first piece of information shared by Satya Nadella, corporate vice president of the search and advertising platform group, was that a full 46 percent of users were not satisfied with Live Search and 91 percent of that group had issues with the relevance of the search results.
  • A New Face For Live Search - InternetNews.com 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.internetnews.com [Source type: News]

^ It let’s you filter the results to a particular type without have to append the AQS expression of “type:email” to the users query.
  • Windows Desktop Search - Tech - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC wdstech.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

^ You should now only see listing results in your searches that are from other users in the same community.

This feature is based on the Powerset acquisition.
Shopping .Bing Shopping lets users search from a wide range of online suppliers and marketer's merchandise for all types of products and goods.^ User types and when finished typing, he presses “search”.
  • justaddwater.dk | Live search explained 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC justaddwater.dk [Source type: General]

^ Forget about the PR value now its all about that 25 per cent (minimum) market share in regard to search traffic.
  • Bing.com PR 9 - SEO Chat 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.seochat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For now, I’ll leave with a message to all the Firefox users out there – you heard the man, today’s the day to move to Bing from Google .

.This service also integrates with Bing cashback offering money back for certain purchases made through the site.^ Bing Cashback failing to honor advertised offers and not answering inquiries why isn't microsoft fexing this xbox live problem???
  • Experiencing problems with Microsoft Live Search Cashback program 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its been more than 4 months and its been a very negative experience for my first transaction with bing.com cashback service.
  • Experiencing problems with Microsoft Live Search Cashback program 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The API provides developers programmatic access to Bing, offering flexible options for building or enhancing your site or applications.
  • Live Search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC dev.live.com [Source type: General]

This feature is based on the Jellyfish.com acquisition.
Translator .Bing Translator lets users translate texts or entire web pages into different languages.^ The home page lets users add apps, much like the current US version.

^ An investigation into the issue discovered that one of the database servers had gone offline, preventing users from logging in and accessing their personalized pages.

^ The entire page gets spit back out into the results DIV. A weird doubling thing happens.
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX (WordPress-Ready) Search, Version 2 | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Travel .Bing Travel searches for airfare and hotel reservations online and predicts the best time to purchase them.^ Even the most experienced online shoppers searching online marketplaces for the best deal can be tricked by counterfeit resellers.

^ Example: hotel and shopping searches don't automatically present the tweaked results views - you'll need to go to bing.com/shopping or bing.com/travel to try them out.

This feature is based on the Farecast acquisition.
Twitter .Bing Twitter search allow users to search for and retrieve real-time information from the Twitter service.^ Microsoft has added a new feature to its Live Search designed to give users up-to-the-minute information for a search query.
  • Live Search | ITworld 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.itworld.com [Source type: News]

^ Live search can be a big time saver for a user , especially considering that at 49% of all searches will be refined.
  • justaddwater.dk | Live search explained 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC justaddwater.dk [Source type: General]

^ File format standards typically allow additional application-specific information (such as certain user customizations) to be written to the file.

.Bing Twitter search also provides "best match" and "social captions" functionalities that prioritises results based on relevance and contexts.^ Windows Live Search is additionally linked up with MSN Shopping and MSN Spaces to provide integrated search results from those MSN properties.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft to add 'Ping' to Bing to share search results .
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ So compare the results of the first 10(in this case 6) and see if they are the same pages returned and/or relevant to the topic you searched.
  • Microsoft Debuts Windows Live Search | Betanews 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.betanews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Only public feeds from the past 7 days will be displayed in Bing Twitter search results.^ Bing search not working and then I just tried with Bing word in the search box and the result shown as below We did not find any results for bing.
  • Will Bing,com be your next Search Engine? - Search Engine Watch Forums 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I dont thin so, the search results of bing is not as good as those are in other search engines.
  • Will Bing,com be your next Search Engine? - Search Engine Watch Forums 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, simply move your mouse over each search result and Bing will provide an expanded snippet–even drawing meta data, if available.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

Videos .Bing Videos enables the user to quickly search and view videos online from various websites.^ Search Engine Submission ChaCha Dances onto Search Engine Scene ChaCha.com offers internet users a new way to search for information online.
  • Bing.Com - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ MSN's Live.com is now Bing.com and Offers Easy Access to Adult-Only Videos, Images Bing.com, Microsoft MSN's newest attempt at a search engine, has failed by not protecting internet searchers from viewing adult content videos and images.
  • Bing.Com - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ As Live Search was replaced with Bing, users of Microsoft's search engine could easily notice that the Redmond-based company was doing things a bit different.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

.The Smart Preview feature allows the user to instantly watch a short preview of an original video.^ Videos are featured right on the main page, and if you mouse over them you can preview the videos before deciding whether to click to watch the full video.

^ The watch comes complete with micro-touch user interface, a micro SD slot, MP3 player, camera, and video recorder.

^ The “Play-to” feature in Windows 7 allows easier streaming of music, video and photos to devices in a home network.

.Bing Videos also allow users to access editorial video contents from MSN Video.^ New items include the full line-up of content from Xbox.com, selections from Office Online, MSN Video, WeatherBug, and more!

^ In more MSN news, there is also talk of MSN Video adding instant start and less intrusive ads in video content.

^ A new feature of Microsoft Office Communicator and Communicator Web Access that allows users to share their desktop to collaborate with external users on PC, Mac and Linux platforms.

Visual Search .Bing Visual Search allow users to refine their search queries for structured results through data-grouping image galleries that resembles "large online catalogues", powered by Silverlight.^ Microsoft is testing a new feature called "Bing & Ping" for its Bing search engine that allows people to share search results on social networks...
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ You should now only see listing results in your searches that are from other users in the same community.

^ Microsoft to add 'Ping' to Bing to share search results .
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

[24]
xRank .Bing xRank lets users search for celebrities, musicians, politicians and bloggers, read short biographies and news about them, and track their trends or popularity rankings.^ Microsoft has added a new feature to its Live Search designed to give users up-to-the-minute information for a search query.
  • Live Search | ITworld 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.itworld.com [Source type: News]

^ And your intuition about users being confused by suggest-search is probably right on the money.
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Live Search was replaced with Bing, users of Microsoft's search engine could easily notice that the Redmond-based company was doing things a bit different.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

Webmaster services

.Bing allows webmasters to manage the web crawling status of their own websites through Bing Webmaster Center.^ On the road to delivering the Project Silk Road vision, Microsoft managed to kick its Live Search Webmaster Center to the next level.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Web Slices are a nice feature in Internet Explorer 8 that allows people to stay connected with their favourite websites in a new and innovative way.

^ The fall 2008 refresh to the Webmaster Center comes after the major August 2008 update, and is designed to deliver additional resources to web content owners.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

Additionally, users may also submit contents to Bing via the following methods:

Mobile services

.Bing Mobile allow users to conduct search queries on their mobile devices, either via the mobile browser or a downloadable mobile application.^ By following the link on his blog, the user can download the Bing search add on .

^ At the beginning of this month, Microsoft launched into the wild its latest search-decision engine, Bing, and it seems that the company is getting ready to come to the market with a Bing application for mobile phones as well.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ File format standards typically allow additional application-specific information (such as certain user customizations) to be written to the file.

In the United States, Microsoft also operates a toll-free number for directory assistance called Bing 411.[23]

Other services

.BingTweets is a service that combines Twitter trends with Bing search results, enabling users to see real-time information about the hottest topics on Twitter.^ One of the great feature of bing is auto compete feature, which is similar to Google, though being a blogger I would like to see some quality result from Bing rather then people who game SEO and come at the the top of Google Search result.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft is testing a new feature called "Bing & Ping" for its Bing search engine that allows people to share search results on social networks...
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ You should now only see listing results in your searches that are from other users in the same community.

.The BingTweets service was initiated on July 14, 2009 in a partnership between Microsoft, Twitter and Federated Media.^ On 24 th February 2009, Microsoft is hosting the Microsoft BizSpark Innovation Accelerator event in partnership with the Digital Media Forum.

^ Dublin: January 19th 2008 - Log On, Learn is a collaborative initiative between Intel, An Post and Microsoft.

^ The Live Search blog announces a partnership between Facebook and Microsoft for search and ads.
  • live from the Search Engine Roundtable 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seroundtable.com [Source type: General]

[25]

Toolbars, gadgets and plug-ins

Toolbars

.Both Windows Live Toolbar and MSN Toolbar will be powered by Bing and aim to offer users a way to access Bing search results.^ MSN Spaces is now Windows Live Spaces.

^ Groups offer powerful features to your Outlook Live users.

^ Windows Live Toolbar team .

.Together with the launch of Bing, MSN Toolbar 4.0 will be released with inclusion of new Bing-related features such as Bing cashback offer alerts.^ Bing Cashback failing to honor advertised offers and not answering inquiries why isn't microsoft fexing this xbox live problem???
  • Experiencing problems with Microsoft Live Search Cashback program 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The key focus of this release has been quality and addressing our top customer pain points, not new features...

^ They announced releasing the new features this week, but it has gone, pretty much, unnoticed in the SEO and webmaster...
  • live from the Search Engine Roundtable 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seroundtable.com [Source type: General]

[23]

Gadgets

The discontinued Live Search versions of the Windows Sidebar gadgets
.The Bing Search gadget is a Windows Sidebar Gadget that uses Bing Search to fetch the user's search results and render them directly in the gadget.^ Microsoft to add 'Ping' to Bing to share search results .
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ Here I am, sold on the concept of Bing and was actually using it daily for Work and Personal searches, and meanwhile I get punished for actually using it to find products.
  • Experiencing problems with Microsoft Live Search Cashback program 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bing search not working and then I just tried with Bing word in the search box and the result shown as below We did not find any results for bing.
  • Will Bing,com be your next Search Engine? - Search Engine Watch Forums 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Another gadget, the Bing Maps gadget, displays real-time traffic conditions using Bing Maps.^ We heard the feedback from our customers about real-time traffic re-routing and delivered it as part of this release.

^ When we set out to build Bing, we grounded ourselves in a deep understanding of how people really want to use the Web.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ They will also supervise and manage the use in real world conditions of the systems that they develop.

[26] .The gadget provides shortcuts to driving directions, local search and full-screen traffic view.^ New partnerships will help drive Live Search traffic and over time help Microsoft increase search share.
  • Microsoft Watch - Advertising & Search - Live Search Pushes onto Google Turf 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.microsoft-watch.com [Source type: General]

^ Mobile phone users will now be able to search for traffic and directions information from their devices using nothing more than their voice.
  • Live Search - news tag - Softpedia 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC news.softpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ Standard Search (Voice or Text) Image Search Movies Maps (and directions) Business News Home Screen .
  • Alan's Knowledge Base - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC abskb.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

However, traffic data is limited only for major US and Canadian cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Montreal, New York City, Oklahoma City, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.
.Prior to October 30, 2007, the gadgets were known as Live Search gadget and Live Search Maps gadget; both gadgets were removed from Windows Live Gallery due to possible security concerns.^ The code for this search removes both of those.
  • Live Search As You Type and Live Sorting Tables With JS » Dustin Bachrach Blog 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC dbachrach.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windows Live Gadget Gallery Find gadgets to add to My.live.com .

^ October 20th, 2007 at 1:30 pm .
  • SEOmoz | Contribute Feedback for the MSN/Live Search Team (And Be Heard) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] .The Live Search Maps gadget was made available for download again on January 24, 2008 with the security concern addressed.^ Reply Elliot Swan says: January 11, 2008 at 1:20 pm @Gerben: It will work for any php site with search, it’s just set by default to work for WordPress.
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX (WordPress-Ready) Search, Version 2 | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Build a Windows Live web gadget according to the SDK available at the Windows Live Dev site .

^ Reply Coder Keitaro » Ajax search says: January 24, 2007 at 8:12 am [...
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[28] .However around the introduction of Bing in June 2009 both gadgets have been removed again for download from Windows Live Gallery.^ Windows Live Gadget Gallery Find gadgets to add to My.live.com .

^ However, if you have a firewall that is not listed, see the firewall manufacturer's documentation or contact your firewall manufacturer to configure Windows Live Messenger.

^ In the list of currently installed programs, locate and select Windows Live (you may see more than one program with the Windows Live name) and then click Remove .

Accelerators

.Accelerators allow users to access Bing features directly from selected text in a webpage.^ A new feature of Microsoft Office Communicator and Communicator Web Access that allows users to share their desktop to collaborate with external users on PC, Mac and Linux platforms.

^ Microsoft is testing a new feature called "Bing & Ping" for its Bing search engine that allows people to share search results on social networks...
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ By allowing users to multi-select and perform edits on more than one item at a time, we’ve dramatically decreased the time it takes to polish and edit your movie.

Accelerators provided by the Bing team include:
  • Bing Translator
  • Bing Maps
  • Bing Shopping

Web Slices

.Web Slices can be used to monitor information gathered by Bing.^ Web Slices deliver information important to your customers, quickly and easily.

^ All users of IE8 will be able to use Irish Independent Web Slices and Accelerators as they browse and read any website.

Web Slices provided by the Bing team include:
  • Weather from Bing
  • Finance from Bing
  • Traffic from Bing

Plug-ins

.The Bing team provides an official Bing Firefox add-on, which adds search suggestions to the Firefox search box from Bing.^ Firefox's search from Google to Bing ” .
  • Alan's Knowledge Base - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC abskb.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft to add 'Ping' to Bing to share search results .
  • Bing.com | Related Topics | National Post 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ It's spring in the northern hemisphere, and the Live Search API team is celebrating with features that grow the API and the services you can use it to provide.
  • Live Search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC dev.live.com [Source type: General]

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Advertising

Live Search

.Since 2006, Microsoft had conducted a number of tie-ins and promotions for promoting Microsoft's search offerings.^ North Yorkshire had conducted a nuclear test.Microsoft search gets better by next wednesday.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ He added that this is another step by Microsoft to boost the Live Search offering, which has not been as popular as competing engines from Google and Yahoo .
  • Microsoft looks to Facebook to expand Live Search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft looks to Facebook to expand Live Search 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

^ Microsoft has replaced its Live Search Mobile Web page with a site that markets the offering using a spoof on low-budget, late-night television ads.
  • Live Search | ITworld 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.itworld.com [Source type: News]

These include:
  • Amazon's A9 search service and the experimental Ms. Dewey interactive search site syndicated all search results from Microsoft's then search engine, Live Search. .This tie-in started on May 1, 2006.
  • Search and Give - a promotional website launched on 17 January 2007 where all searches done from a special portal site would lead to a donation to the UNHCR's organization for refugee children, ninemillion.org.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 .
    • Aidan Finn - Please Go Instead To http://www.aidanfinn.com - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC joeelway.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reply Elliot Swan says: January 11, 2008 at 1:20 pm @Gerben: It will work for any php site with search, it’s just set by default to work for WordPress.
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX (WordPress-Ready) Search, Version 2 | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Reply Coder Keitaro » Ajax search says: January 24, 2007 at 8:12 am [...
    • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Reuters AlertNet reported in 2007 that the amount to be donated would be $0.01 per search, with a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $250,000 (equivalent to 25 million searches).^ Forget about the PR value now its all about that 25 per cent (minimum) market share in regard to search traffic.
    • Bing.com PR 9 - SEO Chat 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.seochat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [30] According to the website the service was decommissioned on June 1, 2009, having donated over $500,000 to charity and schools.[31]
  • .
  • Club Bing - a promotional website where users can win prizes by playing word games that generate search queries on Microsoft's then search service Live Search.^ Play fun, mentally challenging games on Bing and win prizes.
    • Bing.Com - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bing Win Prizes on Bing Do you like to play games online?
    • Bing.Com - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Microsoft revamps Live search .

    .This website began in April 2007 as Live Search Club.
  • Big Snap Search - a promotional website similar to Live Search Club.^ Also I tried with this plugin: http://1stein.org/2007/09/11/live-search-popup/ Where the code that actually makes the search is very similar with the previous one.
    • LiveSearch | Voodoo Programming 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.cneophytou.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What we have in this sample code is similar to that in the sense that it’s live search.
    • Live Search As You Type and Live Sorting Tables With JS » Dustin Bachrach Blog 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC dbachrach.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I’m trying to implement a similar live search on my site and am having difficulty finding a script that I can integrate with my PHP/MySQL driven site.
    • LiveSearch | Voodoo Programming 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.cneophytou.com [Source type: General]

    This website began in February 2008, but was discontinued shortly after.[32]
  • Live Search SearchPerks! - a promotional website which allowed users to redeem tickets for prizes while using Microsoft's search engine. This website began on October 1, 2008 and was decommissioned on April 15, 2009.

Bing

.Bing's debut features an $80 to $100 million online, TV, print, and radio advertising campaign in the US. The advertisements do not mention other search engines competitors, such as Google and Yahoo, directly by name; rather, they attempt to convince users to switch to Bing by focusing on Bing's search features and functionality.^ Firefox's search from Google to Bing ” .
  • Alan's Knowledge Base - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC abskb.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

^ Bing a real competitor for Google?
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the great feature of bing is auto compete feature, which is similar to Google, though being a blogger I would like to see some quality result from Bing rather then people who game SEO and come at the the top of Google Search result.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

[33] .The ads claim that Bing does a better job countering "search overload," offering more-relevant, higher-quality results and helps you find what you're looking for faster through the features that Bing offers that its competition does not.^ Search result clustering So cool - does clustering of the results so you can skip categories.

^ Search as you type results .
  • Alan's Knowledge Base - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC abskb.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

^ It is expected as to see some changes in search industry and it's for sure competing with Google is almost impossible in the short term More about bing http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/090528-214637 And What's That You Say?
  • Will Bing,com be your next Search Engine? - Search Engine Watch Forums 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.searchenginewatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34]

Name origin

The word "bing" is an onomatopoeia, a word that imitates the sound it represents. .Through focus groups Microsoft decided that the name Bing was memorable, short, easy to spell, and that it would function well as a URL around the world.^ Well done to Microsoft – Bing looks exciting and I must say I'm impressed with the lvisual appearance of it.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

The word would remind people of the sound made during "the moment of discovery and decision making."[35] .Microsoft was assisted by branding consultancy Interbrand in their search for the best name for the new search engine.^ Brand new search experience .

^ A Search Engine Watch Forums thread has a member complaining that after he signed up with Microsoft adCenter, he noticed his site was removed from the Live Search index.
  • live from the Search Engine Roundtable 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seroundtable.com [Source type: General]

^ As expected early last week, Microsoft announced the "New Live Search".
  • live from the Search Engine Roundtable 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seroundtable.com [Source type: General]

[36] .The name also has strong similarity to the word 'bingo', which is used to mean that something sought has been found or realized, as is interjected when winning the game Bingo.^ When you are signed in, simply click the "Start over" link that can be found next to your name (we'll ask if you're really sure before we change anything).

^ They are working on the 2008 platform, or they are working on Win 7 (whatever its real name will be then).

.Qi Lu, president of Microsoft Online Services, also announced that Bing's official Chinese name is bì yìng (simplified Chinese: 必应traditional Chinese: 必應), which literally means "very certain to respond" or "very certain to answer" in Chinese.^ Bing” sounds very bad in Chinese.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft Online Services Division released a few phenomenal products and had a terrific quarter.

^ As a charity, we just don’t have the resources to invest in needed technology, so we were very excited to learn about Microsoft Online Services,” says Miriam Forde, Fundraising and Communications Manager for Chernobyl Children’s Project International.

[37]
.While being tested internally by Microsoft employees, Bing's codename was Kumo (くも),[38] which came from the Japanese word for spider (蜘蛛; くも, kumo) as well as cloud (雲; くも, kumo), referring to the manner in which search engines "spider" Internet resources to add them to their database, as well as cloud computing.^ Microsoft releases new search engine .
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ A Search Engine Watch Forums thread has a member complaining that after he signed up with Microsoft adCenter, he noticed his site was removed from the Live Search index.
  • live from the Search Engine Roundtable 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seroundtable.com [Source type: General]

^ North Yorkshire had conducted a nuclear test.Microsoft search gets better by next wednesday.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

A lot of people in the Online Community have speculated various Acronyms for BING.[39] [40]

Legal challenges

On July 31, 2009, The Laptop Company, Inc. released a press release stating that it is challenging .Bing's trademark application, alleging that Bing may cause confusion in the marketplace as Bing and their product BongoBing both do online product search.^ Here I am, sold on the concept of Bing and was actually using it daily for Work and Personal searches, and meanwhile I get punished for actually using it to find products.
  • Experiencing problems with Microsoft Live Search Cashback program 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even the most experienced online shoppers searching online marketplaces for the best deal can be tricked by counterfeit resellers.

^ It’s through this competition searching will evolve and grow, and even if Google does overpower Bing, both sides will have changed for the better.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

[41] .A U.S. federal trademark application for 'BongoBing' was filed on August 2, 2009 by The Laptop Company, three days after the press release with a description of an 'Comparison shopping services; Promoting the goods and services of others by means of operating an on-line shopping mall with links to the retail web sites of others'.[42] Software company TeraByte Unlimited, which has a product called BootIt Next Generation (abbreviated to BING) also contended the trademark application on similar grounds, as did a Missouri-based design company called Bing!^ SBS provides many of the technologies used by larger companies, such as Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and other Microsoft products.

^ This new client application is optimized for receptionists, team secretaries and others to manage incoming calls and conferences on behalf of their teams through an intuitive software-based interface that uses presence-based technology to indicate individual availability and best means of contact.

^ SBS 2008 is an all-in-one server solution designed to help small business owners to keep data secure and their company more productive.

Information Design.[43]
.Microsoft contends that claims by The Laptop Company and others challenging its trademark are without merit because these other companies filed for U.S. federal trademark applications only recently, after the filing of the Bing trademark by Microsoft and after the service's public release.^ SBS provides many of the technologies used by larger companies, such as Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and other Microsoft products.

^ It’s sad that so many will dismiss Bing because it is a Microsoft product before they even try it.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ I am very disappointed that a large corporation like Microsoft is running a scam service like BING .
  • Experiencing problems with Microsoft Live Search Cashback program 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[44] .Microsoft filed for its U.S. trademark on the name Bing on March 2, 2009 with the description "computer search engine software; graphical user interface software, namely, toolbar software for use with search engine software and websites.", exactly 5 months before the U.S. federal filing by The Laptop Company.^ This article provides an overview of Bing, Microsoft's newest search engine.
  • Bing.Com - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft releases new search engine .
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ It’s best to think of Bing not as a search engine, but a decision engine–which is exactly how Microsoft is pitching it.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

[45] .Nonetheless, The Laptop Company and other challengers to the Bing trademark contend that they enjoy certain protections under common law and state laws.^ Bing Edible Homemade Christmas Gifts I hope these edible homemade Christmas gifts make your friends and family happy and that they'll enjoy them.
  • Bing.Com - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ We know who loves microsoft enjoy your threads but they are hardly "unbiased" Bing is not better, its just the same regurgitation just a different color.
  • Bing.com PR 9 - SEO Chat 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.seochat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think other companies have failed several times and they get 1/8 of the crap that Microsoft gets.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

Adult content

Video content

.Bing's video search tool has a preview mode that could potentially be used to preview pornographic videos.^ Here I am, sold on the concept of Bing and was actually using it daily for Work and Personal searches, and meanwhile I get punished for actually using it to find products.
  • Experiencing problems with Microsoft Live Search Cashback program 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC getsatisfaction.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OK, so perhaps you could argue that Bing is just using a different UI, not necessarily better.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ Please compare the features of Microsoft SEOToolkit and SEOMOZ tools Doing redirects using the CANONICAL tag only Is Bing inflating its search referrals?
  • SEOmoz | Contribute Feedback for the MSN/Live Search Team (And Be Heard) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46] By simply turning off safe search, users can search for and view pornographic videos by hovering the cursor over a thumbnail, since the videos and audio in some cases is cached on Microsoft's Server[citation needed]
.Since the videos are playing within Bing instead of the site where they are hosted, the videos are not necessarily blocked by parental control filters.^ They wanted a DR solution where they could replicated all servers from their offices to a DR site or Site B. We went in as a hosting company offering a solution.
  • Aidan Finn - Please Go Instead To http://www.aidanfinn.com - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC joeelway.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

.Monitoring programs designed to tell parents what sites their children have visited are likely to simply report "Bing.com" instead of the site that actually hosts the video.^ I do not like that bing was just thrown on live.com sign in page.
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ This technical talk presents design and architectural considerations for building interactive AJAX-like sites.

^ To install the latest version of DirectX, visit the following Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/directx 3.

The same situation can be said about corporate filters, many of which have been fooled by this feature.[47] Users do not need to leave Bing's site to view these videos.[48][49]
.Microsoft responded in a blog post on June 4, 2009, with a short term work-around.^ Posted on June 21, 2009 1:02 AM .
  • live from the Search Engine Roundtable 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seroundtable.com [Source type: General]

^ NAACL HLT 2009 will feature full papers, short papers, posters, demonstrations, and a doctoral consortium, as well as pre- and post-conference tutorials and workshops.

^ The first Quarter of 2009 was quite literally the worst, in terms of turnover, I’ve ever experienced during my time of working for myself.

[50] .By adding “&adlt=strict” to the end of a query, no matter what the settings are for that session it will return results as if safe search was set to strict.^ It return always “No result” Can u help me?
  • LiveSearch | Voodoo Programming 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.cneophytou.com [Source type: General]

^ I tried with several different plugins and all returns no results when searching.
  • LiveSearch | Voodoo Programming 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.cneophytou.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no need to include search.php in the search results, so take out this from index2.php: .
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The query would look like this: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=adulttermgoeshere&adlt=strict (case sensitive).^ The home screen is very much like the home pages you see on http://bing.com however the photos have been optimised for the smaller screen resolution.
  • Alan's Knowledge Base - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC abskb.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally Posted by Flex hi, BING.COM pagerank 9 http://googlepagerankchecker.com/ .
  • Bing.com PR 9 - SEO Chat 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC forums.seochat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply hi-fi lover says: March 11, 2007 at 1:15 pm Awesome search, but i seem to be having some problems with it on my site http://www.cagintranetworks.com/projects/ .
  • Better-Than-Live AJAX WordPress Search | Elliot Swan 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.elliotswan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On June 12, 2009, Microsoft announced two changes regarding Bing's Smart Motion Preview and SafeSearch features.^ Cool features 12/17/2009 .

^ June 4th, 2009 at 12:17 am .
  • Bing.com; Is it Worth Switching from Google? 11 September 2009 0:45 UTC www.marketingpilgrim.com [Source type: General]

^ While the Office Web Apps on Windows Live remain in Technical Preview (meaning they have don’t have all of the features of the final version*), today Microsoft is announcing the beta release of Office 2010 for Windows.

.All potentially explicit images and video content will be coming from a separate single domain, explicit.bing.net.^ You can select all (CTRL+A) or a group of content by holding down the CTRL key when clicking on photos and videos.

^ Channel8 is a forum with (video) content produced by students meant for students, covering all sorts of Microsoft products and technologies as well as other interesting “hot” technologies topics.

.Additionally, Bing will also return source URL information in the query string for image and video contents.^ The <%url:characterization%> command is another useful one when passed as the src of an because it embeds the body of any Outlook item and returns a URL to the linked content.
  • Windows Desktop Search - Tech - Windows Live 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC wdstech.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

.Both changes allow both home users and corporate users to filter content by domain regardless of what the SafeSearch settings might be.^ This setting is related to handling of SPAM. It allows your email domain to build a reputation as a ‘good’ sender.

^ The change was minor and behind-the-scenes, but unfortunately it did affect Movie Maker and the way it authenticates with the YouTube service for a set of our users.

^ I already tried the trick with deleting both occurences of bloginfo(’home’); and I inserted http://backend.domain.ext/blogname before the .
  • LiveSearch | Voodoo Programming 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.cneophytou.com [Source type: General]

[51]

Regional censorship

.Bing censors results for adult search terms like "sex" for some of the regions including India, People's Republic of China, Germany and Arab countries.^ OK, the point that I would like to make is that some people really don't have a reason why they don't drink other than they never really started.

^ As some of you may have noticed, we switched over to a brand new faster search results experience yesterday...

^ While maybe big is better isn't always the case, this results comparison makes me feel like MSN doesn't have their arms around a ton of search data.
  • SEOmoz | Contribute Feedback for the MSN/Live Search Team (And Be Heard) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] This censoring is done based on the local laws of those countries.[53] .However, Bing allows users to simply change their country/region preference to somewhere without restrictions – such as the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland or Australia – to sidestep this censorship.^ File format standards typically allow additional application-specific information (such as certain user customizations) to be written to the file.

^ When you switch to another thread, you will see that its user-part of the call stack just begins with such a routine, as its life begins somewhere in the OpenMP runtime.

^ According to Ipsos MediaCT. Information collected from Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Criticism

.Bing has been known for being slower to index sites than Google or Yahoo!^ Here are the logos from the search community including Google, Yahoo, Bing, AOL, Ask, Dogpile, and so many more.
  • live from the Search Engine Roundtable 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seroundtable.com [Source type: General]

^ MSN Live against Google shows a much smaller total number of pages being indexed for MSN Live.
  • SEOmoz | Contribute Feedback for the MSN/Live Search Team (And Be Heard) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OLD (really old) pages in the index Our clients rank very well in Google, but Bing not so much.
  • SEOmoz | Contribute Feedback for the MSN/Live Search Team (And Be Heard) 25 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It has also been criticized for not indexing certain sites at all.[1], [2], [3]

See also

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