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June
01

Bing is here!

We announced the imminent arrival of Bing last week and the excitement has been building ever since. Beginning today, www.Bing.com opens its front door worldwide. Welcome! We hope you enjoy the new experience and can’t wait to hear your feedback.

Want some sample queries to try? Check out “Nordstrom,” “Fedex,” “Seattle Mariners,” “Justin Timberlake,” “fitness,” “flights from SAN to JFK,” or “Canon cameras.” We think you’ll like what you find.

If you’re trying to access Bing from other entry points, like toolbars, you may still get the old Live Search experience for a few days, but we expect to be fully deployed as Bing across all search entry points by June 3. 

We have another exciting announcement to make today which you’re experiencing as we speak – the unveiling of our new Bing Community site (bing.com/community). We’ve designed this new community site as a way to engage, educate and excite you – the community – on all things Bing.  Through the new site, we’re aggregating all our relevant Bing blogs, forums, rich media and event information in one place where you can get your fill of all Bing topics including webmaster content, developer info, mapping updates, Powerset or the latest info from Bing Travel.

We’re very excited about the new community and would love your feedback. Visit the forums, comment on blog posts and get into the conversation!

Betsy Aoki, Program Manager, Bing

Comments

  • I discovered Bing just an hour ago. It was Windows Live Search, then Live Search and now it is Bing. But for me, it will always remain "Microsoft Search".

    I have recently noticed something: Microsoft is producing products that no longer have any sign of Microsoftiness. The rationale was to produce good products and let everyone know who creates good products. But what about now? Has Microsoft changed idea? Do it no longer think it is producing good products? Just "Bing!"?

    I always considered Windows Live Search one of the only two good parts of the whole suite of Windows Live. But now it is torn apart -- divorced Windows Live. No sign of Microsoft or Windows. Is there going to be a full-scale spin-off? Or bigger than that, is there going to be a full-scale change of ideology and strategy?

    "Bing" is a good name for a consumer product. Reminds me of Chandler Bing, a funny character but very successful nonetheless.

  • i do not like  bing how v can i get rid of it

  • I suspect astroturfing inbound from goog, yhoo and others.  However, last time I was this blown away by search? google.stanford.edu I switched to that overnight.  Switched to bing today.

    What are they putting in your water lately?  Windows 7 (I love Vista, but heard 7 is better), and good search from MSFT?  Forget buying YHOO at this point, it's a waste of money.  Good job you all, seriously.

    ps. still keeping gmail and chrome ;)

  • I haven't been impressed with a new search engine in a while. I love it, great work!

  • I don't want 'Bing'.....I want "Windows Live Search" back the way it was!!!  'Bing' is data-mining like Google.....and takes space away from seeing more site info before following links.  Whomever made the decision to change over to 'Bing' should be fired!!!

  • HOW DO I GET RID OF "BING".....PLEASE!!!

  • Can we change the background?

  • I hate when MS does things like this....changes things on my computer without my consent!!!

    The "Bing" cookies are embedded on my computer and can't even remove them with FileAssasin.....you guys suck!!!

  • I want "Bing" off my God-damned computer!!!  I't's embedded like a frick'n virus!!!

  • Great job ! looking forward to using it.

  • @Steviej: What do you mean you want "Bing" off of your computer? It's not "on" it at all, and if you want the cookies to be gone, for any reason, just delete them. I don't know what the hell the trouble is, but there you go.

    Also, Microsoft didn't change anything on your computer without your consent. I don't know what the h*** you're talking about, but Microsoft Bing is not the suspect. Try to research more, that may help a bit more.

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    As far as I'm concorned, Microsoft Bing is an improvement that could do some "good" to their search engine market share. It might not be enough to "harm" Google's market share, though.

  • I found a bug in bing search results.  When typing Arkansas Web Design, the same company gets listed twice on the first page.

    Look for Arkansasweb.com.. There are two links for their site.  Having the same company show up twice on "page one" is pretty inconsistent with how sites should be ranked IMHO.

    The search is looking good...

    Thanks..

    Eric Caldwell

    Web-JIVE.com

  • Actually, it's just "Bing", not "Microsoft Bing". And this is a very important point too. You see, "Windows Live Search" was too long a brand name to become a verb for casual everyday use. People kept saying "Google this", "google that", "googing" but never said "Windows Live Search this" or "Windows Live Searching". Microsoft chose "Bing" because it is a consumer-friendly name. If it turn out to become a good search engine, you'll see people saying "Bing this", "Bing that" and "Binging" quite often.

    Of course, another possibility was to use "Windows Live Search" but make such a great search engine that people volunatrily say "Search it with Windows Live Search" and don't even think about the length of the name. Wikipedia is such an example. Everybody says "Look it up in Wikipedia" and nobody feels he or she should throw away Wikipedia because its name is unwieldy. But apparently, Microsoft isn't confident taking on Google.

    Now, Bing IS going to have a hard time taking on Google. Basically, even assuming that Bing's search power to be greater than Google, Bing is still not usable to everyone while Google is. Bing is a search engine only for rich, fast and powerful but Google is search engine for everyone.

  • What the hell is this BING lark??? I never use Live Search anyway and I dont think I will use BING. Just because you put syrup on s***t doesn't make it a pancake!

  • I can never understand how Losers can complain about anything FREE get a grip lamer :)