Bing 2.0 to be rolled out next week?

By on September 11, 2009, 3:36 PM
Bing has had a busy few months, but if recent rumors hold any weight, a facelift may be just around the corner. Mary-Jo Foley over at ZDNet caught wind of a few Tweets that came from Microsoft's annual company meeting, which are hinting that Redmond may roll out "Bing 2.0" this fall -- and possibly as early as next week.

The Tweets quoted by Foley indicate that attendees of Microsoft's gathering have seen a demo of Bing 2.0. While none of the micro-blog posts offered a clear image of what's to come, most imply that some major changes are afoot. One Tweeter said, "Bing 2.0, out this month, has some exciting new features. Imagine seeing maps plus pics from the neighborhood of a restaurant to try."

Another backed the map additions with "BING 2.0 terrific !! watch out guys ! bing + silverlight in maps = amazing!! goodbye google," and one Tweet claimed the update would be rolled out next week. Microsoft declined to offer any worthwhile details when questioned by Foley.

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Captain828 Captain828 said:

Two of the Twitter pages don't work. Probably MS took them out.

Bing has so far been pretty successful and with 2.0 it might get even more buzz.

windmill007 said:

Good for BING... We need some competition. I mainly use Google but BING is decent and I no longer reset peoples search options to Google from Microsoft.

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I like Google's search tweaks that allow me to put words in quotes to search for an exact phrase and not just a smattering of terms. Like the following terms give better results at Google: Stargate SG1 "Season 5" "boxed set". Bing results aren't as accurate, but they get close. (My example probably can be more illuminating, but I'm not feeling well today.) I hope in Bing 2.0 they can tighten up the results.

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

Anyone know how to successfully add Bing to the search engine pulldown in Opera (specifically Opera 10, but I imagine the directions are the same for any opera past version 6)

Nevermind, its preferences, then search tab, then add, fill in the stuff but instead of putting as the address (as I originally did) you need to put this there: [link] then it works.

levar said:

I can't wait to see what bing + silverlight has in stored :3

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