» Bing: The Decision Engine

binglogo_5f00_lgYou may have heard the buzz surrounding Microsoft’s recently launched search engine, Bing.  Bing is the long-awaited site which many are already calling a worthy competitor to Google, the search engine phenomenon.   Developers refer to Bing as a ‘decision engine,’ rather than a ‘search engine.’ Why? Because Bing is intended to help you make better decisions rather than to simply provide you with a wealth of information which may or may not answer to your needs.

What is Bing?

Bing is essentially a search engine.  It was created and recently launched by Microsoft in order to compete with Google. Here are some of the main features of Bing developed to help improve the user search engine experience:

  • Explorer Pane: A pane on the left-hand side where you can not only see your results organized in categories but also related searches.
  • Related Searches: A section that produces more organized and relevant results, as compared to the way Google currently showcases them.
  • Users have the ability to preview site content on search results, so you don’t click on sites you don’t need.
  • Preview a video without clicking on it simply by holding your mouse over it.
  • Track and store your previous searches in your search history, which is accessible in the explorer pane.

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