Monday, 1 June 2009

Confirmed: Microsoft's New Search Engine Is Called 'Bing', Opens June 3rd

Microsoft's new search engine, Bing, has opened up to the public in a wide, if not total, rollout. It looks pretty good. We tested it with a familiar term, though, and something interesting happened:

In the automatically generated top links for Gizmodo are months-old links to single posts about the second Bill Gates/Seinfeld ad and leaked box shots of the Zune 16GB and 160GB models. Really?

Google's top eight, on the other hand, make a bit more sense, with links to tag pages for the Palm Pre, Steve Jobs and Space—three currently (or recently) trending topics, among others. Bing's weird results are probably just the result of some young, dumb algorithms, but they certainly don't look great. [Bing—Thanks, Jagslive, Andy Scott, and Lorenc!]

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