15 Sep Making search prettier: Bing launches visual search
Since Microsoft launched Bing, the company has been trying to position it as a ‘decision engine’ and not just as another search engine. Today, Microsoft is taking another step in this direction with the launch of Visual Search in Bing. For a growing number of searches, instead of giving users a list of 10 blue links, Bing will now give users the option to visualize the search results on a 3D grid with icons or photos. Now, for example, if you search for ‘Top iPhone Apps,’ Bing will not just present a list of links to other sites but also provide the option to show you those iPhone apps directly in Bing, with the added ability to filter them by price, category, or publisher.
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