Microsoft’s Bing is Live
Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine, is live and ready for your queries. Like all search engines, Bing is supposed to make it easier to find what you’re looking for, but it is still under construction and Microsoft has slapped a “Preview” label on it. Bing has a lot of easy to use tools to refine searches. I really like its image sorting capabilities.
Rob Bushway put together a pre-release demo of Bing last week, but now you can try it yourself.
Of course I’m glad to see Notebooks.com come up first for the search term “notebooks,” but it seems a little excessive to put this site in first, second and third.
Google is my default search engine and while Bing has some user-friendly features, I’m primarily interested in the quality of simple text searches on a day to day basis. Only time will tell if Bing has what it takes to take on Google.