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Bing

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Published 11/25/2009 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Bing is a new search engine developed by Microsoft which is based on technology acquired from Farecast and Powerset which were both acquired by Microsoft. New Algorithms are also used to enhance the search results. Bing also offers flight search data from Kayak and ITA Software, the system offering travel pricing for numerous airlines and flight tracking sites.

The main reason for creating the Bing brand was to prevent people getting confused about what Windows Live is.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Bing is a brand that was launched by Microsoft on May 28 2009, although they already had search engines of their own Bing was created to make it easier for people to understand. Windows Live used to be used for search engines which was causing confusion over what windows live was.

Bing uses technology acquired from Powerset and Farecast and also uses new algorithms. The search engine is in a partnership with Twitter to include tweets next to search results. Microsoft claims that this gives users better results.

What are the differences to other apps?

Bing is pretty much the same as any search engine and while it is memorable it’s unlikely that it will ever be able to replace Google as the major search engine in the world.

Bing is a search engine that uses unique algorithms, however that does not necessarily mean that results will be that much different to any other websites. A new page design which is nice and colorful is also used to make searching more interesting. As Microsoft own the Bing brand it is being promoted everywhere and will almost certainly become very popular.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Bing has quite a nice attractive look and feel. The website is nice and colorful which is unique for most search engines.
Bing will be one of the prettiest search engines that anyone has seen on the internet! It also brings up a list of related searches in a very similar way to Google which makes this pretty much the same as any other search engine.

How does the registration process work?

You do not need to register for an account to use the bing search engine. If you do want to register then you will need to register for a windows live ID (or use your existing ID). Registration doesn’t take very long and you will need to verify your email address before being able to use your account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Bing is free for anyone to use and is supported by adverts in a similar way to any other internet search engine. This isn’t a bad thing because the adverts are quite subtle and don’t get in the way. The adverts are also tailored to your search results which make them interesting.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Bing is a reliable and trustworthy search engine which is ideal for anyone to use. It’s not really any different to any other search engine and so which one you decide to use is completely up to you.

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  • Bing has some pretty nice innovative features however it will only manage to win if it manages to continue innovating.
  • Perhaps the best feature of this search engine is that it’s owned and produced by Microsoft. This gives it instant credibility and reliability.


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