Apparently what we have here is a decision engine. I'm only going on what I've seen in the video, so this is far from any sort of sensible review, but I can only work with what Microsoft give us, so blame them. There's a huge emphasis on using the resource to buy, save money, go on holiday, do home decorating and so on.
"We started just by organising our results" Well, that's a good step in the right direction - novel idea as well, since no-one has thought of doing THAT before!
"We rate them into logical categories" Right, so you're doing clustering. That's not new either. The top result allows you to go right into the site to key pages. Hey - that's just what Google does! Isn't that a surprise. Further down the page we have a map of listings near a city for 'Home Depot' (the example search), and y'know - Google does exactly the same thing!
"We highlight instant answers" Hmm - isn't that a term that Ask has used in the past?
"We show related searches right there on the results page". Yes, Google does that too, and so do many other search engines. My goodness, this is a new search engine, bursting with concepts I've never come across before!
Shopping for digital cameras, Bing brings together price comparisions and reviews with a page that looks remarkably like Amazon in many respects.
"Even better, Bing gets you cash back". Yes, that's very helpful with the majority of searches that I'm likely to do. This is a tired line and you've been doing it for a while now Microsoft - how about showing me something new?
Bing pulls in information from top medical sites, "so you can be confident that you're not taking the advice of a 13 year old boy." Gee, could you GET any more patronising? If you really think that users are doing to be doing this you must really have a low opinion of your users.
Bing searches travel sites and airlines to get the best ticket options. Yeah, great. This makes it a world beater doesn't it! There's a bunch of rubbish about restaurants as well.
"The world doesn't need just another search engine. It needs a decision engine." This really is dross of the highest order. There wasn't a single thing in the video that was new, exciting, different or innovative. It's just a collection of things that other search engines have been doing for some considerable time, wrapped up in a less than exciting presentation.
Microsoft - if this is really the best that you can do, could you please just stop now? It's insulting the intelligence of users, it's a waste of our time and it's really just embarassing.