microsoft in promising product shock

Posted: June 17, 2009 in internet, Technology

bingHadn’t got around to playing around with Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine, until today. As a Google/Mac guy I really wasn’t expecting much but I have to say I was impressed.

The search function doesn’t yet quite return as many pages as Google, but many of the searches I tried seemed much more targeted. The related searches were generally useful and I liked the way you could preview the pages by running your mouse down the right hand side of the results to bring up pop-up excerpts. The video search results – such as this one for our Premier Dr. Ewart Brown – are impressive: hover over the thumbnails and the video instantly starts playing. Very cool. It’s not often a Microsoft product earns a place on my Toolbar but this one’s worth it, even with a stupid name like Bing (But It’s Not Google!)

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