Microsoft unveils visual searching for Bing

Solomon Thimothy - September 14, 2009

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Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, has launched a beta “Visual Search” option. Instead of listing search results as a set of links and descriptions, you can have your results displayed as images to help you narrow down your search or scan through your results faster.

At this point, the visual search options are limited to the categories that Bing provides, which fit the idea of visual searching. However you can organize your searches to help you compare people and products. Search for digital cameras and then organize them by their popularity or price. Search for a Major League Baseball player and you can organize them by their position, pay grade or stats.

While Bing has yet to become a major competitor to Google, it is gaining in users moving up to more than 10 percent of all U.S. searches.

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