The Microsoft Bing development team is trying to distinguish their search engine from Google by adding new features to their search engine. The latest feature that the team is developing goes by the name Bing & Ping. It has been designed to offer Bing users better options to share search results. This feature resembles the "social" buttons that are displayed on blogs and other websites. Bing & Ping integrates Facebook, Twitter plus email and copy options in the Bing search engine.
Only specific results, called Bing's Instant Answers, can be shared this way. This includes translations, sport results, weather conditions, financial information and more.
Microsoft is now offering sign ups for the Bing & Ping preview.
Thanks for your interest in the Bing & Ping preview. If you want to participate in the preview program, please submit your Windows Live ID. If you do not have a Windows Live ID, you can register for one by going to https://signup.live.com. You will receive a reply confirming your acceptance into Bing & Ping via e-mail to the Windows Live ID you provided. The e-mail will provide additional details on the features we're testing out, including some examples of how to use them.
Users who are interested to test this new feature can sign up at the Bing & Ping Preview page. Users who sign up for the preview will receive an email once the service has been activated for them. The email will contain instructions and examples on how to use the service.
Update: It seems that the new service did not go life after all, as it is no longer listed anywhere on the Bing page.
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