What is Bing?

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imageEasy Definition A search engine by Microsoft

Detailed Definition Proprietary search engine developed by Microsoft Corporation to index web pages throughout the World Wide Web

Internal Project Code Name : Kumo ( Japanese for spider )


Microsoft entered search with MSN Search. The emphasis of Windows Live product branding gave way to Windows Live Search, a proprietary search engine with limited indexing. In 2008, Microsoft launched Bing, revamped its search indexing to compete with Google, and streamlined its search structure to deliver more accurate searches.
Developer: Microsoft Corporation

what WEB technologies does it Use?

Bing uses the following code and web technologies:

Caching: Bing stores temporary files in the folder Temporary Internet Files. Caching is stored at the following directory: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

Cookies– Bing customizes user profiles as Cookies which it then saves to the user’s hard drive. These cookies simply remember “experience” scenarios and do not record any personal data.

Algorithms– Proprietary algorithms developed by Microsoft to enhance and narrow searches

HTML5– this include the new HTML5 video tag to render video images of the day

CSS3 – Bing supports the latest standard of CSS ( Cascading Style Sheet)


What Does Bing Look Like?

As of 2012, Bing looks like this. See more at www.bing.com

Bing Home Page Image of the Day

Bing Young Money Web Search

Bing Image Search

Bing Shopping


Important Components of Bing

BING WEB : This component handles web searches.

BING IMAGES – This component handles image searches

BING NEWS – Handles and aggregates daily news

HTML5– this include the new HTML5 video tag to render video images of the day

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Windows, Bing, Xbox, and Zune are registered trademarks of Microsoft and the Microsoft group of companies in the U.S. and other countries.


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