Bing launches Visual Search, powered by Silverlight

Last week Neowin.net reported that Bing 2.0 was coming and would be powered by Silverlight. Microsoft has now unveiled its next version of their decision engine, Bing Visual Search. The new Visual Search, powered by Silverlight, lets users scroll through galleries of images using specific keywords.

Users can browse in the visual search by products, sports, consumer electronics, famous people, entertainment, reference and many more categories. The updated search makes it easier for users to find what they are looking for through the stylish 3D flip image layout.

Bing now helps users sort through their choices by "Most popular on Bing", eliminating choices for you to help decide on what to buy. The decision engine can now help expand your search by taking your queries and turning out wider results. Bing will take queries such as "NFL Players" or "MLB Players" and locate as many results of player's images by face. Bing can also help narrow down user's queries by sorting players by position, team, salaries and more.

Bing Visual Search requires Microsoft Silverlight to be installed to use the newest version of Bing.

Test out the new beta of Bing at http://www.bing.com/visualsearch

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