Bing is currently making some quite substantial changes to its interface. If you recall, when you ran a search all of the options for narrowing a search were down the left hand side of the screen. Well, they've now moved - or are in the process of moving to being below the search box. A search for hubble telescope results in the following:
This seems to be a sensible move, and really makes the most of the concept of Bing being a decision engine - providing you with appropriate links at appropriate times. Search for different subjects and you'll get different replies:
Now, that's all well and dandy, but there's a distinct lack of consistency. In the first instance we've got videos as the second option, and images as the last. With the musician we have images second and videos fourth. I'm not sure if this is because Bing suspects that we'd prefer to see still, soundless images of Lady Gaga rather her actually singing, but whatever the reason, the inconsistency is annoying. I also found that if I did searches for other bands I got links to songs and albums, so it's all a little slapdash I fear.
A third example, this time a health one gives us this:
There are other examples, illustrated in the SearchEngineLand article which relate to finance among other subjects, but these are being rolled out slowly over the next few days, so you may not see them yet.
My bottom line is that it's a good idea, and I'm pleased to see Bing tweaking what they're about, but more consistency within the interface please.