The buzz on Bing
We are go for Bing.
I won't rehash the press release you can read here, but here are the hits:
• Rollout – Launches worldwide at www.bing.com by June 3. Check out this site for a preview and videos, if you can't wait.
• New look, new thinking – Left-hand panel offers categories: images, videos, shopping, news, maps, travel to start, but adapts as search terms are entered, trying to guess what a user's looking for.
Many – including Ballmer – agree that Bing's success won't come in toppling Google, but in stealing some market share. As things stand now, Microsoft's Live Search pulls in an 8 percent share. Google's at 64 percent.
PC Mag's hands-on provides a good rundown of the new features of Bing – including a look at how the revamp has changed features already present in Live Search.