Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-06-24 Print this article Print
Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music

Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Microsoft introduced yet another round of new features for Bing, centered primarily on entertainments such as music, movies, TV, casual online games, and video games. From a tab on the search engine's home page, users can now access movie trailers, gaming cheat codes, and even whole television episodes and songs—in effect, bringing Bing much more in line with a Web portal such as Yahoo. Since its 2009 release, Bing has been steadily adding features in an attempt to compete with Google, which continues to dominate the U.S. search-engine market. By adding entertainment features, Microsoft evidently hopes to keep its users on Bing longer, and make the Website more of a one-stop destination for their social lives.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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