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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bing 2.0 Live This Week – Maybe!

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Bing has definitely created a healthy buzz since its launch earlier this year. Whilst not yet a Google killer, it’s definitely got searchers questioning their preferred search engine.

And not content to rest on their laurels, the Microsoft team are busy looking for new ways to improve the Bing search experience.

Last week, we got wind of the imminent launch of Bing 2.0 – which promises to offer some exciting new features.

Microsoft are denying the speculation at this stage, however some of their employee’s let the cat out of the bag via their twitter accounts. This coincided with Microsoft’s annual company meeting where it’s believed Bing 2.0 was showcased.

Whilst many of the comments that sparked the buzz have now been removed, here are copies of the tweets that got tongues wagging:

@monteenbysk
“Bing 2.0, out this month, has some exciting new features. Imagine seeing maps plus pics from the neighborhood of a restaurant to try.”

@anandkulkarni85
“BING 2.0 terrific !! watch out guys ! bing + silverlight in maps = amazing!! goodbye google,”

@SushilChoudhari
Saw the demo of Bing 2.0, super imressive! Watch out its release next week!!

I’m looking forward to seeing how Microsoft integrates Silverlight into the search experience. This could be the perfect platform for Microsoft to showcase the potential of it’s Silverlight rich media framework.

And given the sentiment of the tweets, it seems Microsoft staff think this release of Bing could give Google the most serious competition its had in recent times.

We’ll be sure to let you know when Bing 2.0 is unveiled. If you have access to any additional info or rumors on the release – be sure to share it below.



Rene LeMerle Rene is the marketing manager of ineedhits.com - a global search engine marketing company. He also leads the marketing for Gooruze.com - a web 2.0 style community for online and digital marketers. Rene has been in the industry since 1997 with much of that time spent helping businesses embrace the best of the internet and digital world.

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