Bing

  • Bing’s homepage is a 360 degree panorama without plugins

    While most of you still use Google, the search war continues. There’s definitely some interesting things happening over at Bing. While Google have often been the masters of interactive widgets on their search page, Bing is offering a 360 degree interactive panorama. The magic here is that there’s no...
  • Bing, Skype and Xbox re-branding plans revealed

    Over the last couple of years it has been evident that Microsoft has been trying to transform its image, and it’s looking to continue with that with 3 more of its key products; Xbox, Skype and Bing. Microsoft has already made the almost universal change across its key products...
  • Facebook Graph Search, the biggest thing to happen in search since Siri

    This morning Facebook held a product announcement and introduced the world to Graph Search. While the name is pretty average, it does explain this new type of search very well. As the more than a billion users add content and connections to Facebook, making sense of that big data...
  • Bing enables HTML5 video to make search beautiful

    Microsoft have switched on the long promised HTML5 version of their Bing search engine. Bing began by making search more visual with a daily image, but now through the power of HTML5 video, that image comes to life as a video. Unfortunately this is another entrant to the US-only...
  • The best PR campaign ever ? Decode Jay-Z with Bing

    It’s not often that we stop to appreciate the creative work that public relations company do. When it comes to technology, PR companies play a pivotal role in developing the publicity around a product or service. Wether it’s working with creative types to realise a vision, or dealing with...
  • Bing launches Visual Search in Australia, 17 Categories

    While the US has had Bing’s Visual Search feature for some time now, its finally Australia’s turn to get the AJAXY goodness. Clicking on a Category, users are presented with a visual thumbnail view of data. Initial launch categories include: ·      Popular celebrities ·      Recipes ·      Cricket players ·     ...
  • Bing + Facebook = Social search results

    Microsoft’s Bing division has announced today that they are integrating elements of Facebook into their search results. These come in too varieties. The first is searching for a contact’s name, this brings up their Facebook Profile (if it’s public) and provides easy links to add them as a friend...
  • Bing Travel already works in Australia

    While Bing in the US is getting all kind of fancy features, Bing internationally has been slow to get the same feature set. One of the most useful features we miss out on in Australia is Bing Travel. While it hasn’t officially launched here, there’s some great news down...
  • Bing is off to the races, Melbourne Cup image

    Check out today’s image on Bing. It’s very timely to match in with today’s big race – The Melbourne Cup. Rolling over the image you’ll see a number of square that link off to associated racing stories, one noteworthy item is the Birdseye view of the Flemington racecourse....