Finding New Music On Bing Just Got Easier

bing-music-featured Bing announced today it has updated the way it delivers music video search results. According to the announcement, people search for music videos differently than when they are searching for other types of videos: When we examined search session data, we realized that when people search for music videos they tend to explore rather than finding what they were looking for and then moving on. Bing says its music video search experience was designed to reflect how people have historically experienced music. Now, when users perform a Bing video search for an artist, band or album, Bing deli [...]

Bing Now Searches Music That You Can Listen & Play On Xbox Music

xbox PC World reports that Microsoft Bing has added a way to search for music available within Xbox Music. Now, if you search for a song, for example [U2 all that you can't leave behind] on Bing, on the right hand panel, you will see a box for "Listen to music." There, you will be able to either buy the song on Apple iTunes or Amazon MP3 or listen to it on Xbox Music. Here are a screen shots: Xbox Music allows you to stream a few hours of music per month before requiring you to pay for an Xbox Music Pass, which offers access to 18 million tracks for $10 per month. [...]

Bing’s New Music Video Search Results Page Showcases Popular Videos With Related Artists & Albums Lists

bing-music-featured Bing has rolled out a new music video search results page today. From now on, when searching for a music video by song title, artist or album, users will see the following box at the top of their search results, showcasing the "most popular" music video related to the search, along with details and a list of "Top Songs" connected to the video. Bing says it is showcasing videos from, "Leading sites including YouTube, Vimeo, MTV, Artist Direct and more." The subsequent videos listed under the featured video are sorted by relevancy based a user's search by song title, artist or album. [...]

Bing Video Adds More Filters, Navigation & Pop Overlays

bing-video-featured Bing announced some upgrades to Bing Video search. The upgrades include additional search filters, larger video thumbnails, pop-out hover previews and video overlay and improved navigation. New filters – Allow people to easily filter through video content categories by length, date, resolution and source. Bigger video thumbnails – Larger thumbnails make it easier for people to scan through videos and now include source favicon and video view counts. This will help you see which videos you want to play and place trust on each video host by quickly seeing the favicon of the site. [...]

Bing Asking Users To Break Their Google Habit In Latest Bing It On Challenge

bing-it-on-featured Bing announced today a new version of their Bing It On Challenge, an online campaign launched last September that offers users a side-by-side comparison of Bing and Google search results. In the latest Bing It On Challenge, Bing asks users to perform five separate search queries on and choose the unbranded search result list they prefer after each query. Users are told whether they prefer Bing or Google based on the search results they selected. An study commissioned by Bing last year revealed that Bing search results were chosen nearly 2:1 over Google search results in blin [...]

Bing Video Update: Larger Previews, Infinite Scroll & Related Content

Microsoft has announced on the Bing Search Blog an update to their video search features. Bing Video added larger video thumbnails when you hover over video results in the search results. They also added infinite scroll when you view videos on Bing Video. Additional search refinements for related content and a large video viewer and filmstrip were also added. Here is a screen shot of the preview thumbnails in the Bing search results: Bing's infinite scroll is popular on their image search, which lets users scroll through the search results instead of clicking on "next" for more re [...]

Redesigned Bing Bar Toolbar More Like A “Dashboard”

Bing is introducing a totally redesigned version of its toolbar, called the "Bing Bar." Apparently it has been "rebuilt from the ground up," says Microsoft's Stefan Weitz. Indeed, it operates more like a kind of "dashboard" than a conventional toolbar with links to various sites. And yes, the Bing Rewards loyalty program is still in force. The new toolbar, which is graphically more pleasing to look at than a conventional toolbar, enables users to get lots of different types of information via drop-down windows: news, weather, maps, multiple email accounts, movies, games and so on -- in addi [...]

Search & The 2011 Sundance Film Festival

The annual Sundance Film Festival is about to converge here in Utah January 20-30, 2011, with and YouTube as Leadership Sponsors. Bing is the official search engine of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival website, and YouTube has two special channels for the event, the main Sundance Film Fest channel, and the YouTube Screening Room, featuring 12 short films from this year's festival, which will only be available on YouTube until February 3. Bing Continues To Cozy Up To Hollywood Earlier today, the Bing Entertainment team announced earlier a special new video site: [...]

Bing Launches New Video Portal With Help From MSN

Bing and MSN have combined to create Bing Videos, a new video portal that combines the content from MSN Videos with Bing's search technology. According to today's announcement (and more here), the new site combines videos from a variety of sources. The former MSN Videos offered original programming, as well content from the likes of MSNBC, Fox Sports, National Geographic, and others. Bing Videos will house that content, and offer web-based videos from sites like YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, and others. Videos are organized into a handful of categories (News, Sports, TV Shows, etc.) and th [...]

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