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Bing is a search engine created by Microsoft. It evolved from "MSN Search," which was later renamed "Windows Live Search," then "Live Search." In 2009, Microsoft decided to revamp their search engine and give it a simple name that is easy to remember and easy to say — "Bing."

While Bing is similar to Google, Yahoo!, and other search engines, it offers a unique web search experience. For example, the home page has a custom picture or video with related information that updates every day. You can also choose to connect your Facebook account to your Bing login, which will allow Bing to display pages your friends like within the search results.

Besides web search, Bing offers several types of specific searches, including images, videos, shopping, news, and maps. It also offers a language translation service called "Microsoft Translator." You can try Bing for yourself at Bing.com.

First Published: March 6, 2013
Last Updated: March 6, 2013

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