Bing – My first look

Posted: June 3, 2009 in Computer, Future Technology, Under the hood
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Ok,Bing is here today… Fully launched Bing is on to roll from today 3rd June 2009. So I just of giving it a shot. Well a nice and asthetic home page to start with.

Nicely layed out page with option on left of the search box, some suggestive searches below. Also one features you all will notice are the small hotspot areas scattered on the screen with text/information available as soon as you hover mouse.

To start with I search the keyword ‘vijvipin’. No no I am not posseive with my name it was just to try the power of BING,, and BINGO 🙂 here is come… loads on my blogs and all my other presence on Internet world. Great Stuff!!.. Suggestive search is integrated same as most of the search engine are doing these days.

Ok now one more feature is: As soon as you hover your mouse on the searched results it opens a box with a brief of information from the real page. Well thats a neat feature.
 
On the image search, I am a little disappointed as it could not search as many as the Google can. I again looked for the term “vijvipin” and “vipin vij”.  
  
So here are some Tips from my side to get more from BING…

Use the Fully Loaded BING..
The are chances that you seeing a localized version of Bing (if using outside North America) that may be missing some features. For instance, the Indian version of Bing.com 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, go to this page and set English – US as your default region. You can now enjoy all the Bing features from anywhere.

All for those stock predators 🙂
For all you who start the day with looking at stocks, if you search for a company stock, Bing will automatically create a web slice for that company which you may then add to IE 8 and track the performance directly from the favorites bar. You need Internet Explorer 8 to try this feature.

Pages with a particular file type:
Bing supports a unique “contains” search operator that lets you find web pages that contain links to particular file types.

One of the interesting feature is .. they (people at BING) change there main background on daily basis, so it will be interesting to see the new image on each day. On this front Google seems a bit boring…though it has speed benefits..

As Microsoft Internet explorer is widely used web browser, now Microsoft will give preinstalled Bing toolbar in IE, so i think the users of Bing will increase with time.

So, enjoy new searches.. and put your comments on this.

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